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Huffington Post

Like many of his often-grandiose propositions, his dream of a new-and-improved stadium was not realized while he was in office, though Giuliani did manage to approve a $21 million rent reduction for the Yankees, thus making the Yankees' sweathear

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WND

The Internal Revenue Service has lost a lawyer's challenge in front of a jury to prove a constitutional foundation for the nation's income tax, and the victorious attorney now is setting his sights higher.

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AP

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller said Thursday the government's terrorist surveillance program was the topic of a 2004 hospital room dispute between top Bush administration officials, contradicting Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' sworn Senat

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AP

The FBI helped frame four men for a 1965 murder and withheld information that could have cleared them, a federal judge ruled Thursday in ordering the government to pay $101.7 million for the decades they spent in prison.

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AFP

Two senior Republican lawmakers are reportedly under criminal investigatioin for alleged corruption linked to an Alaska oil services company. Federal authorities are looking into whether Rep. Don Young or Sen. Ted Stevens accepted bribes

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AP

A government watchdog group filed a complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Senate ethic committee over a land deal involving Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Another Alaska Republican in Congress, Rep. Don Young, is under criminal investigation, a federal law enforce

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AP

Spouses don't belong on campaign payrolls, the House says, voting to end a practice that benefited members of Congress for years. Follows controversies in which lawmakers added many thousands of dollars to their family incomes by hiring relatives

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Washington Post

The US Dept of Agriculture distributed $1.1 billion over seven years to the estates or companies of deceased farmers and routinely failed to conduct reviews required to ensure that the payments were properly made, according to a government report.

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AP

A decade-old telephone tax intended to help bring affordable service to rural areas has instead turned into something quite different: a bottomless and politically protected well of cash for cell phone companies that do big business in rural America.

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Bloomberg

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Vice President Dick Cheney, White House political adviser Karl Rove and former Cheney aide I. Lewis Libby of illegally conspiring to reveal the identity of a CIA agent. U.S. District Judge John Bates in Wa

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America was trying to understand the wave of fear generated by government over the Cold War. Vietnam had just begun. We did not know that corporations had begin their campaign to suborn the UN, the Environmental Movement, and reduce us to serfdom.

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Copley News Service

In two days of prison interviews with federal agents this year, former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham described a level of corruption on his part more extensive previously known and dealt a potentially devastating blow to the defense being wa

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News Blog

A recent court case provides a rare glimpse into how some federal agents deal with encryption: by breaking into a suspect's home or office, implanting keystroke-logging software, and spying on what happens afar. An agent with the DEA

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AZ Central

A sheriff whose eight years in office has divided the communities of Apache County in northeastern Arizona is expected in court Monday to enter pleas on 11 felony charges that involve possible abuses of his public position.

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Arizona Republic

Rep. Rick Renzi has only about $20,000 in his campaign bank account, raising fresh questions about whether the embattled Republican plans to seek re-election next year. Renzi stepped down from all his committee assignments after the FBI raided his bu

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Shreveport Times

A Shreveport attorney who has challenged the government for years on the legality of filing federal income taxes has been acquitted on charges he failed to file returns. A federal jury unanimously found Tommy Cryer not guilty this week on two misdeme

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Muckracker Report

The Defense Department put U.S. troops in Iraq at risk by awarding contracts for badly needed armored vehicles to companies that failed to deliver them on schedule, according to a review by the Pentagon's inspector general.

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Muckracker

July 12, 2007 -- According to Double-Tongued Dictionary: a lexicon of fringe English, focusing on slang, jargon, and new words, “drylabbing” is defined as the faking of laboratory test results, especially when the test has not been [read more]

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AP

Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and once the chief power broker for dispensing federal dollars, says he's worried that a corruption investigation "could cause me some trouble" in running for re-election next year.

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AP

Rep. John Doolittle's associations with some notorious scoundrels have him uniquely tied to both congressional bribery scandals that have sent other Republican lawmakers to jail. Justice Department investigators are focusing on the California

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FMNN

Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) will introduce a resolution soon that would censure President Bush over his decision to commute Scooter Libby's 30-month sentence, Wexler will first introduce the resolution for consideration by the House Judiciary Com

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TPM Cafe

Here's a bizarre story about Mattie Fein, aka Mattie Lolavar, aka Mahtaub Hojjati, aka Mattie Lolavar-Cohen. Dick Morris is also involved in this story. Only in Washington DC can something like this take place.

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