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Washington Post

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted today of lying on financial disclosure forms to hide tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and renovations to his Alaska home that were financed mostly by a powerful business executive and his oil services compan

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Murray N. Rothbard via LewRockwell.com

The White House and its leadership assured them that this breach in principle would be their last: that it was necessary for one last increase in the debt limit to give President Reagan a chance to bring about a balanced budget and to begin to reduce

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Karen De Coster for LewRockwell.com

Buffett writes, "Buy American. I Am." He goes on to say that Americans should not panic and flee equities, but instead, they should buy them. That's right – Warren Buffett wants people to buy equity stakes in American companies.

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faniq.com

Above is a sideline video of the incident that provides the best angle, and yes, the ref pretty much becomes another linebacker. He actually follows Garcia laterally, then moves towards Garcia and delivers a hit with his shoulder.

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Huffingtonpost.com

Within just a few weeks of the bailout passing, our government is blacking out the parts of public contracts that explain how much taxpayer cash private contractors are going to be paid. Perhaps this is what Paulson meant when he promised transparenc

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AP

Freddie Mac secretly paid a Republican consulting firm $2 million to kill legislation that would have regulated and trimmed the mortgage finance giant and Fannie Mae, 3 years before the government took control to prevent their collapse.

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Bill Bonner for LewRockwell.com

In the last 100 years there have only been two fires similar to that of today. The first inferno was in 1929, centered in New York. The second was in 1989, when Tokyo went up in flames. And in both cases, they not only failed to save the economy, the

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Guardian

Financial workers at Wall Street's top banks are to receive pay deals worth more than $70 billion, a substantial proportion of which is expected to be paid in discretionary bonuses, for their work so far this year - despite plunging the global fi

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A Madison Township, Ohio police officer whose record of busting real criminals is unbeaten found himself reprimanded for failing to focus on writing traffic tickets. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Officer Ken Braden only wrote 85 tickets last yea

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Ron Smith for LewRockwell.com

It provides welfare for the mega-rich from the ordinary taxpayer. ...the little people – didn't understand it and were too stupid to applaud forking over hundreds of billions of dollars to their betters in just the manner being prescribed.

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CameraFRAUD.com

Phoenix won’t be expanding its red-light camera photo-enforcement program... A summer pilot speed program, which focused on higher speeds on arterial streets outside of school zones, and right turns on red lights, had mixed results.

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Washingtonwatch.com

Below, we’ve compiled the list of those who changed their votes last week. Collectively, they allowed the bailout bill to pass & become law. We’ve also listed their opponents in the upcoming election, who may gain or lose ground based on the incumben

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for Cnet by Declan McCullagh

"We will not Christmas-tree this bill," Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat promised a few days ago. "The times are too urgent. Everyone has their own desires and needs. It's going to have to wait." So much for that ide

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Reuters.com

One day after Bush signed the $700 billion rescue package into law, he sought to assure the public the government would be careful in implementing the legislation aimed at easing a credit crisis that has created turbulence in global financial markets

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OC Register via Taxdollars.FreedomBlogging.com

...execs from one of its insurance subsidiaries, AIG American General, gathered for a conference at the uber-swank St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, billed as “California’s only Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star Resort,” where ocean-view rooms start at $565

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