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AP

Homeland Security wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars last year on iPods, beer-making equipment and designer jackets, congressional investigators have concluded. 100 laptop computers and a dozen boats bought by DHS employees are missing

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Washington Post

The House Government Reform Committee has subpoenaed the former law firm of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff for records of any contacts he or members of his lobbying team had with the Bush White House. Chairman Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) authori

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Houston Chronicle

"Ken was a rich and powerful man...." Including former President George H.W. Bush, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III. Lawson likened Lay to a black man who was dragged to death in a racially motivated murder 8 years ago.

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AP

Prosecutors and investigators building a bribery case against Rep. William Jefferson have been unable to examine the documents and computer files seized in a search of the lawmaker's Capitol Hill office. Placed off limits by President Bush for 4

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USA Today

A block of consumer advocates, mortgage companies and community groups are warning that plans to hand out up to $150,000 apiece in housing aid to Gulf Coast hurricane victims could open the door to fraud. The concern stems from nearly $7 billion i

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AP

The state Ethics Commission has agreed to look into a complaint against Rhode Island's attorney general about campaign donations he accepted from a lawyer for DuPont Co. while he was negotiating to drop the company from a lawsuit.

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Vanity Fair

California Republican congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham traded military contracts for $2.4 million in antiques, cash, and other booty. He is now in jail, but his case exposed a world of bribery, booze, and broads that reaches into the Pen

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Lompocrecord

Cheating to win the buik of missions under a government rocket contract and other ethic violations will cost Boeing $615 million, a record settlement to resolve crimnial and civil allegation, The US Attorney' s Offfice announced Friday

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USA Today

There's often a caveat these days when Ohio Republicans talk about re-election prospects for their embattled congressman, Bob Ney. As state Rep. Clyde Evans put it at a recent GOP barbecue, "Unless he's indicted, I think he'll do

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Reuters

Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, whose Homeland Security nomination was withdrawn because of ethics questions, pleaded guilty on Friday to misdemeanor charges of accepting gifts while serving as a top city official.

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AP

An Interior Department employee is charged with filing a false financial report in a case arising from the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Roger Stillwell, an employee of the Interior Department's insular affairs office, knowingly filed a false f

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AP

A midlevel manager at the Homeland Security Department was charged with immigration document fraud on Thursday. Court papers indicated his conduct had been questioned for years. Robert T. Schofield, a district office supervisor for U.S. Citizenshi

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AP

Defense contractor Raytheon Co., maker of missile systems and radars, on Thursday said it has a $45 million contract with the Navy for a sonar system. Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems unit will manufacture, test, deliver and integrate six

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Reuters

Raytheon Co. will pay a $12 million fine and two of its former executives will give back part of their bonuses to settle a long-running accounting probe into the defense contractor's aircraft unit, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said

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Washington Post

A federal appeals court has agreed to hear new arguments in a case involving an illegally taped telephone call leaked to reporters by Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash. McDermott violated federal law by turning over the tape recording of a 1996 call involvi

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San Diego Union-Trib

When defense contractor Nicholas Karagelen launched a political action committee directed by the stepdaugter of the chairman of House Appropriations Committee, he added another dimension to a tight circle of Capitol Hill relationship

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My Way(AP)

Wanted: Face time with President Bush or top adviser Karl Rove. Suggested donation : $100,000. The middleman: lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Blunt e-mails that connect money and access in Washington show that prominet Republican activist Grover Nordqui

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Washington Post

In the fall of 2004, Rep. Robert W. Ney (R-OH) told Senate investigators that he was unfamiliar with a Texas Indian tribe represented by lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Days later, evidence emerged that the congressman had held numerous discussions with Abra

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Greg Palast

You aren’t stupid, they just talk to you that way. It’s 2004. Falluja’s on fire, your pension’s burning away, the last General Motors worker is turning out the lights in Detroit — and the biggest issue of the election, aside from Christians who don’t

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Alternet

In an effort sto stop companies like Halliburton and its subsidiaries from cheating our troops,and stealing from Americans, Sen. Byron Dorgan,D-ND.,inroduced S.AMDT.4230 and attached it to the Defense Authorization bill currently being debated in the

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AP

Hooters Chairman Bob Brooks said that he wants to reimburse FEMA for the $200 bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne that was purchased with a government credit card issued to Hurricane Katrina victims. Among numerous examples of improper spending of hurri

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