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Facebook Shares Slip Below $30 Amid Probe of IPO

Days after a law firm launched a class-action lawsuit on behalf of investors against Facebook and its bankers, alleging that certain investors were given preferential treatment, Facebook’s shares dipped during Tuesday’s trading to near $29, more than 20% under its IPO price.

Posted on May 29, 2012 READ MORE


polls
From CNN

58%

That’s the percentage of Americans who believe Bush deliberately misled the country about the war in Iraq, according to a new CNN poll. Scary part: 41% believe he has told the truth.

Posted on Oct 4, 2006 READ MORE


Michael Hayden
From nsa.gov

Likely New CIA Director Misled Congress on Wiretapping

Michael Hayden, who will probably replace outgoing CIA chief Porter Goss, told Congress in 2002 that all domestic surveillance was consistent with the FISA law—knowing full well of Bush’s warrantless eavesdropping program.

  • The Fraud and False Statements statute (18 U.S.C. 1001) makes Hayden?s misleading statements to Congress illegal, according to a Clinton-era national security official.
  • See a Time article on Hayden’s impending appointment.
  • Posted on May 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Feingold Proposes Bush Censure Over Spying

    Only one president in U.S. history has been censured—Andrew Jackson in 1834. But Russ Feingold says that this president “must be held accountable.”

    Posted on Mar 12, 2006 READ MORE



    From Fox News via Think Progress

    Cheney Admits to Drinking Before Accident

    In a Fox News interview, Cheney admits to drinking a beer at lunch before the hunt, which took place a few hours later. (Hat tip: Think Progress.) If he’s low-balling the amount he drank, it wouldn’t be the first time Cheney misled the public.
    UPDATE: AMERICAblog reports that MSNBC’s website “scrubbed” a reference to Cheney’s drinking.

    Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE


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