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EPA Tells Agency’s Enforcers to Zip It

According to an internal e-mail obtained by the AP, the chief of staff of the EPA’s enforcement wing has issued a gag order, telling staffers in June exactly what to do should a reporter, the inspector general or the Government Accountability Office call: “Please do not respond to questions or make any statements.”

Posted on Jul 29, 2008 READ MORE


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Burning Down the House

From the L.A. Times: “In what appears to be the latest symptom of the nation’s mortgage meltdown and credit crisis, insurers, law enforcement officials and state agencies nationwide report a jump in home and automobile fires in the last year believed to have been set by owners unable to pay their debts.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2008 READ MORE


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Airport Security Fails to Catch Bomb Components

While the rest of us have been struggling to survive air travel without our precious liquids and gels, federal investigators managed to sneak liquid explosives and detonators through airport security, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued Wednesday.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007 READ MORE


Investigators Smuggle Dirty Bomb Materials Into U.S.

The two government teams used fake documents to bring the radioactive materials through northern and southern borders.
And Bush & Co. are still pushing for a missile defense shield.

Posted on Mar 28, 2006 READ MORE


Spying Program Yields Few Suspects

Investigators eavesdropping on Americans in overseas calls have dismissed nearly all of them as suspects, according to the Washington Post. This is huge, because “a search cannot be judged ‘reasonable’ if it is based on evidence that experience shows to be unreliable.”
Meanwhile, feisty Russ Feingold, a Democratic senator, takes the attorney general to the cleaners for lying to him a year ago about Bush’s surveillance activities. Gonzales shoots back, “I was telling the truth then. I’m telling the truth now.” | story

Posted on Feb 6, 2006 READ MORE


Disgraced Congressman ‘Wore a Wire’

Ex-GOP Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham went undercover to implicate others before copping a plea. | more

Posted on Jan 6, 2006 READ MORE


Sudan Emerges as Hub for Nuke Parts

Investigators name the country as a conduit for weapons equipment. | more

Posted on Jan 5, 2006 READ MORE


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