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AP

The U.S. attorney in Arkansas warned the Justice Department five months before he and seven federal prosecutors were fired that "there may be some stink about this down the road" — in part because of White House involvement.

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theagitator.com

They responded with a storm of bullets, which wounded Johnston and the officers themselves. When they realized their fatal error, they planted drugs in the woman's home. They then pressured an uninvolved informant to testify to having made contro

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Reuters

World Bank officials at the forefront of the bank's anti-corruption fight voiced deep concern over the impact to their work from the crisis surrounding bank chief Paul Wolfowitz. "The credibility of our front line staff is eroding in the fa

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USA Today

An unwritten rule distributed 60% of the money to the party in charge and 40% to the minority party, former House Appropriations Committee staffer Jim Dyer says. [Wonder where I get my claim on the Washington Party deal?]

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Miriam Pemberton for TomPaine.com

Vice President Dick Cheney tried to kill the V-22 in the early 1990s, when he was defense secretary. But it lives on today, and the Marine Corps announced on April 13 that in September it will begin flying its first combat missions in Iraq.

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Houston Chronicle

The federal probe into corruption related to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff could be inching closer to former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay of Sugar Land as investigators focus on a former DeLay chief of staff who later employed the Republican leader's w

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Washington Post

The top aide to Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) called the office of Arizona's U.S. attorney about six weeks before the prosecutor was fired, inquiring about a federal probe into the congressman's role in a land deal that benefited a former busines

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Raw Story

Four sitting members of the House Intelligence Committee have come "under FBI scrutiny" over the last two years, and a top Democratic senator believes that the Attorney General may have been successful in delaying one probe of a Republican

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Washington Post

White House officials conducted 20 private briefings on Republican electoral prospects in the last midterm election for senior officials in at least 15 government agencies covered by federal restrictions on partisan political activity, a White House

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CBS News

Investigations have been picking up speed because Abramoff, who is in jail, has been "spilling his guts" in continued debriefings with federal prosecutors. Prosecutors are embracing much of what he's telling them.

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AP

A former congressional aide pleaded guilty to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from lobbyist Jack Abramoff in an influence-peddling scandal that has touched the White House, Interior Department and congressional Republicans.

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East Valley Tribune

Embattled U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi took a leave of absence from his remaining committee assignments following recent disclosures about his involvement in a federal investigation. The Natural Resources Committee oversees land exchanges, such as the propos

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thenewspaper.com

Because ATS offered a contract option guaranteeing a positive revenue stream, the company won't operate the devices at low-profit locations. The city asked ATS to test safer intersections to see if it could find more lucrative locations to operat

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LA Times

The Office of Special Counsel is preparing to jump into one of the most sensitive and potentially explosive issues in Washington, launching a broad investigation into key elements of the White House political operations that for more than seven years

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Washington Post

It's a perk of federal employment: a free monthly subsidy that pays for commutes on public transportation. But scores of workers have been taking the government for a ride, selling their benefits on the Internet and pocketing millions in cash eac

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Washington Post

(When does this all end) The Justice Dept is conducting a probe of a $6 billion reading initiative at the center of President Bush's No Child Left Behind Law, another blow to the a program besieged by allegations of financial conflicts of intere

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thenewspaper.com

The 1975 Texas statute meant to ban small jurisdictions from funding city operations from speeding tickets has failed to curb the practice. Estelline, a tiny town of 194 in the Panhandle, is almost entirely funded by citations issued to outsiders pas

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theagitator.com

While my situation wasn’t nearly as dire as so many on which you report, I do feel like there are several issues my case brings up, i.e., cops lying to justify their actions, videotapes of SWAT raids not being preserved, and the necessity of some SWA

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Financial Times

The World Bank’s board was poised for another emergency meeting after one of Paul Wolfowitz’s 2 deputies urged him to resign. It is understood that other managers of vice-president rank also suggested Mr Wolfowitz should go.

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