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Campaign Mix, Price-Gouging Worries, $15B in DHS Contract Losses

POSTED: 10:04 AM ET, 09/17/2008 by Amanda Zamora

The Campaign Trail » John McCain's use of campaign finance loopholes blunts the impact of record-breaking fundraising by Barack Obama ... both candidates continue the tradition of exclusive, high-dollar fundraising events that undermine their reform platforms ... meanwhile, five Republican lawmakers have filed suit in Alaska to halt the ethics investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin. — Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Anchorage Daily News

Price-Gouging Probed » Officials in Texas, Florida and North Carolina are investigating consumer complaints of price-gouging at the gas pump in the wake of Hurricane Ike. — USA Today

A $15 Billion Failure » New congressional data reveals that the Department of Homeland Security has lost $15 billion in failed contracts, for projects ranging from airport security measures to Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. — Washington Post

Tainted Milk Case Expands » Chinese authorities say the industrial chemical found in tainted formula has been traced to 22 producers, suggesting a broader scandal than previously thought. Three infants have died and more than 6,200 others have fallen ill so far from the contaminated milk. — Wall Street Journal

Inside D.C.'s Tax Scam » Prosecutors say the woman behind the biggest embezzlement in D.C. government history learned the scam from coworkers in the city's tax office in the mid-1980s. — Washington Post

The Anthrax Investigation » FBI chief Robert S. Mueller III says his agency will seek an outside review of genetic testing it conducted to brand now-deceased bioweapons researcher Bruce E. Ivins as the lone culprit in the 2001 anthrax attacks. — Washington Post

Rep. Rangel Watch » The embattled Harlem Democrat is hanging on tight to his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee, despite calls for him to step aside. — Washington Post

By Amanda Zamora |  September 17, 2008; 10:04 AM ET The Daily Read
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Its sad the economy is in such bad shape that health care has been pushed to the bottom of my worries. More Info came out about Palins Affair this morning Palins Trooper gate is also looking worse this morning.
They need to come out with ads about the economy neither of these campaigns have been focused on the issues lately. I have decided to skip 08

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 10:30 AM

Dear concerned citizens of America and Mass Media of the U.S.A.

As a concerned registered independent voter, forensic psychiatrist, disabled American I made my decision to vote after taking into consideration following joint tickets attributes and characteristics.

1. Has the ticket shown adequate calmness, coolness, and connectedness's under pressure to lead our nation [Presidential Temperament]?

2. Has the ticket shown sustained sound "Judgment and Caliber"?

3. Has the ticket shown adequate understanding of depth and degree to address the crucial challenges in their their purpose, policies, and positions [ Honesty, integrity and sincerity]?

4. Has the ticket sufficient "understanding and knowledge" of inside Washington workings [Experience]"?

5. Has the ticket reservoir resilience, wisdom, and vigor to address the present and future f our beloved "Great-grand Nation"?

6. Has the ticket enough joint foreign policy experience and exposure based on " Values, Virtues, Vastness, and " [American moral soul]"?

7. Has their campaign talk, slogans, ads, plans, and programs based on facts and are they free of fear, fiction, frivolous labels, unfair attacks, negativity, and impulsively? [No "imminent danger to national
security and safety"].

8. Has the ticket genuinely kept on message of country first and politics last and avoided copying [Message change"]?

9.Has the ticket message stayed away from Culture divide and war[ Disaster prevention ]?

10. Has the ticket resisted being surrounded, supported and surrogate's by divisiveness, distortion's, and destructive characters, [ Real patriotism VS shiftiness and shameless parrot-ism]?

I have personally and professionally concluded that OBAMA-BIDEN ticket will lift and inspire our greatgrand nation back to its greatness within and restore our global standing with the use of maximum, firm
international diplomacy and minimal force if and when indicated {" Peace thru Strenght "}.

Yours sincerely,

COL. A.M.Khajawall [Ret] MD.
Forensic psychiatrist, Disabled American Veteran and Iraq
Freedom team. Grass roots California leader per Senator McCain's mailings.

Posted by: COL. A.M.Khajawall[Ret] | September 17, 2008 10:44 AM

Why aren't you reporting on the new information that Palin filed in court, regarding Monegan's insubordination and connections to Hollis French?

Posted by: Tom T. | September 17, 2008 11:55 AM

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