The operatives behind the campaign that smeared John Kerry’s war service have deep pockets – and they’ve given to Republicans from Mike Huckabee to John McCain.
Politics & Government
Ari Berman uncovers Rudy Giuliani’s million-dollar contract with one of Washington’s most powerful — and sinister — toxic energy lobbying firms.
Closing multibillion dollar tax loopholes for hedge funds is trickier than it should be — especially when Democrats like John Kerry get big donations from financial giants.
Former Alabama governor Don Siegelman was convicted of bribery and jailed after a politically motivated prosecution. How one whistleblower risked it all to reveal the truth.
Evidence of more than a dozen cases of soldiers who passed the rigorous health screening given recruits — and yet were diagnosed, after serving in Iraq, with a pre-existing “personality disorder.”
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vows to defend Americans against the privileged and powerful, but her ties to big business compromise her populist promises.
He took shrapnel to the head in Ramadi, Iraq. But instead of care, he got booted from the Army for an alleged pre-existing “personality disorder.”
Will the mammoth contractor be forced to pay the U.S. government $400 million because they violated military policy by hiring Blackwater to provide security for them rather than the military?
White House officials don’t want to alienate the chemical industry, and Phillip Perry, Cheney’s son-in-law, is just the man to help them not do it.
The executive branch is systematically being replaced by a conservative cadre hired by the Bush administration for their political views, not their merits.
Sarah Karp investigates the state of welfare in Chicago: thousands are now off the welfare system because they can’t navigate the new rules or have trouble getting onto welfare.
Shorrock reports that AT&T, Sprint, MCI and other telecommunications giants are cooperating with the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program.
The government is planning on building detention and relocation centers with 40,000 beds and barracks for an undetermined “immigration emergency” — courtesy Kellogg, Brown and Root.
As Medicaid payments to nursing homes stagnate, regulation is weakened, and a Texas law capping damages for pain and suffering in all medical malpractice suits is enacted, the death of Noe Martinez Sr. reveals a coming crisis in the nursing home industry.
Bush’s Special Presidential Envoy to Iraq, James Baker, has a classic conflict of interest: to reduce — and to maximize — the country’s debt burden.
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