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Rangel's Money Woes, FBI's Anthrax, Palin's Ethics

POSTED: 11:01 AM ET, 09/16/2008 by Amanda Zamora

Rangel Watch » Facing fresh questions about his financial dealings, Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) is hiring a forensic accountant to evaluate his error-prone records ... meanwhile, House Ways and Means Democrats are backing Rangel as pressure mounts from Republicans for Rangel to step down as chairman of the powerful committee. — Washington Post, CQ, Politico

House Panel Seeks Answers in Anthrax Case » FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III is set to appear today before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about the government's evidence against Bruce E. Ivins, who died before prosecutors publicly labeled him the lone culprit in the 2001 anthrax-by-mail attacks. — Washington Post

McCain-Palin Say Probe Politically Motivated » The campaign says it won't cooperate with an investigation by Alaska lawmakers into potential abuses of power because the probe has been "hijacked" by supporters of Barack Obama. — CNN

Govt. Contractor Admits Passport Snooping » An Arlington man is expected to plead guilty to illegally accessing the electronic passport records of high-profile politicians, entertainers and other Americans while working for the State Department. — Washington Post

Deutsche Bank Deal Had Red Flags » As questions continue over the deadly 2007 blaze at ground zero's Deutsche Bank building, a document reveals that New York development officials knew the firm overseeing the building's demolition had a spotty track record. — New York Times

KB Home Ex-CEO Settles Charges » Bruce Karatz has agreed to pay more than $7 million to settle SEC charges that he backdated stock options to coincide with low monthly closing prices for KB Home's shares to boost his pay. — Wall Street Journal

Arrests Made Over Milk Scandal » Chinese officials arrested two brothers in connection with an investigation into contaminated milk powder that officials say has led to the death of two infants and made 1,253 others ill. — Washington Post

EU Accused of Blacklisting Iranian Group » A group of prominent lawyers is arguing on behalf of the Peoples' Mujahedin of Iran, which remains on the European Union's terrorist watchlist despite two court cases that have found their inclusion unlawful. — Wall Street Journal

By Amanda Zamora |  September 16, 2008; 11:01 AM ET The Daily Read
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Palin says she would of Rather of Been Huckabee's VP., I agree with that. I feel the same way.
Ive given up on the 2008 election, I am not the only one.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 11:35 AM

Everyone knows Rangle has been a crook all these years, and now the proof finally comes out. It's great to see that botox-faced Pelosi up there defending him, it just fuels anti-Obama feelings. Keep up the great job you stupid Dems!!!!

Posted by: Truthteller | September 17, 2008 6:14 PM

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