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How Corrupt Is Your State? | Nixon Secrets | Appalachian Outrage | G.O.P. Gerrymandering

by Nick Turse | Feb 15, 2004 | Politics

Clean Them Up—The first state-by-state ranking of corruption in local and state governments rates Mississippi as the worst and Nebraska as the best. The Corporate Crime Reporter, a vigorous investigative newsletter, dug into each state’s number of public corruption convictions from 1993 to 2002. In addition to Mississippi, the nine other states on the “10 […]

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The Family’s Profiteering Goes Unobserved

by Margie Burns | Feb 1, 2004 | Politics

Editor’s note: Margie Burns is a vigorous and scholarly writer who uses the Internet to advantage, as we first saw in her exposé of Vice President Dick Cheney’s former employer Halliburton. Her article on the Texas-based oil company appeared in our September 15, 2003, issue. In her on-line research she finds a lot of revealing […]

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Buying the President | Bush in Space | Paul O’Neill’s View | Documents That Shaped America

by Editor | Feb 1, 2004 | Politics

Bankrolling Bush—With the Bush family’s manipulations in the business world, it’s no surprise that the president’s top campaign finance patron over the course of his political career has been the crooked and bankrupt Enron Corporation. Enron provided George W. Bush with gifts totaling $602,626 to help finance his runs for Congress, governor and president. That’s […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Hamilton Fish | Jan 15, 2004 | Politics

Editor’s note: We recently saw a newspaper headline that said: “Older Americans Find New Medicare Law Confusing.” Senior citizens are not the only ones. So do hospitals, doctors, newsmen and many of the members of Congress who passed the Medicare bill. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that the bill that some are already saying changes […]

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WMD Deception | Anti-Bush Books | What Congress? | Sticking Up for Albright

by Editor | Jan 15, 2004 | Politics

More Evidence—Now comes another official finding about President Bush and Iraq, adding to the assertions that he exaggerated, if not fabricated, his pre-war, invasion-justifying claim that Saddam Hussein was accumulating nuclear material for weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), none of which alleged weapons have been found to exist. After months of closeted meetings, a 16-member […]

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