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Government Secrecy

United States intelligence agencies have been secretly removing from public access thousands of historical documents that were available for years, including some that have already been published by various historians and even the State Department. Historians at George Washington University’s National Security Archives discovered the secret operation and

Husband of Specter Aide Benefits From Earmarks

USA Today reports on some questionable ethics involving Senator Specter (R-PA) and one of his legislative assistants: WASHINGTON – Sen. Arlen Specter helped direct almost $50 million in Pentagon spending during the past four years to clients of the husband of one of his top aides, records show. Specter, R-Pa.,…

U.S. Officials Give Terrorists Classified Information

Federal prosecutors involved in the government’s signature domestic terrorism case against a Muslim charity, mistakenly gave highly classified intelligence materials to the terrorists’ defense attorneys. Arguing for the return of the sensitive counter-terrorism information, government officials wrote that “its disclosure and dissemination could

Government Agency Protects Big Companies

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supposed to protect human health and assure that the environment is clean for the American people, yet the government agency is protecting politically connected paint manufacturers with deep pockets by refusing to turn over records detailing the levels of smog-causing compounds in their products.…

Hurricane Relief Money Used For Massages, Gambling, Jewelry

Many Louisiana hurricane victims who received federal assistance money in the form of $2000 debit cards used it to pay for condoms, a pistol, strip club fees and expensive tattoos, according to a lengthy report released by the United States Government Accountability Office. Appropriately titled “FEMA’s Control Weaknesses Exposed the…

Terrorists Infiltrate Small Farming Town

Al-Qaida operatives are everywhere, even in Lodi, a tiny and quiet farming town in northern California best known for its annual grape festival. Federal authorities will reveal details, in a trial that begins today in Sacramento, of a terrorist cell that operates in the 12-square-mile city of about 60,000. The…

Fidel Castro Influences U.S. Appellate Court

A federal appellate court relied heavily on a study conducted by an admirer of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro to overturn the 2001 convictions of five Cuban spies and on Tuesday the controversial study will again be presented as key evidence in a hearing before the same court. The Atlanta-based Eleventh…

Florida Attorney General In Hot Water

Charlie Crist served on various ethics committees as a state legislator and when he became Florida’s attorney general in 2002, he launched the state’s first-ever hotline designed exclusively to address complaints of fraud. Now Crist, a Republican gubernatorial candidate who hopes to replace Jeb Bush, is in hot water for…

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