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POSTED: 10:52 AM ET, 09/12/2008 by Amanda Zamora

Inside Cindy McCain's Addiction Story » While Cindy McCain has been very vocal about her addiction to painkillers in the early 1990s — "I don't want anyone to wind up in the shoes that I did at the time," she has said — her journey through the crisis has been a more complicated story than she has described. — Washington Post

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FBI Overhaul » The Justice Department today is expected to outline new FBI ground rules that would give more power to line agents pursuing leads on national security, foreign intelligence and even ordinary criminal cases. — Washington Post

Judge: Warrants Before Cell Intel » A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that the government must prove probable cause that a crime was committed before obtaining a person's location based on cellphone records. The ruling does not hold force across the country. — Wired

Wall Street Tax Dodge Scheme » A Senate panel is calling on the Internal Revenue Service to penalize Wall Street firms that have helped offshore hedge funds dodge hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. taxes. — Bloomberg News

Moran Keeps Samueli Cash » Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) says he will keep more than $20,000 in contributions from California billionaire Henry Samueli, despite his role in a $2.2 billion stock fraud case. "I don't enjoy kicking people when they're down," Moran said. —Politico

Lobbying Disclosure Rules Challenged » A three-judge appellate panel will hear arguments today over new lobbying disclosure rules that could have broad regulatory implications. —ABC

Palin Watch » The latest in the troopergate saga: Gov. Sarah Palin is threatening to block any subpoenas issued by the state panel investigating claims of ethics violations against her. — Anchorage Daily News

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I cant believe John McCAin last night admitted he was out of touch? Wow.!
If you want to see the video

unreal, If you want to watch the forum over

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 12:22 PM

Ivins, the alledged mad scientist proported to be the Anthrax mail bomber is in the news again today through the NYTs. Apparently, Ivins wanted himself cremated pretty badly. The stipulation included in his Will for cremation is interesting to say the least.

Under the category of investigative journalism, there are some loose ends on this one for me. Main loose end deals with a statement by our current POTUS in which he described the Anthrax letter attacks post 09/11 as a "second wave" to 09/11 terrorism attacks. Make no mistake, bio-weapons incite fear (real or imagined) like dirty suitcase bomb scenarios and let us include financial effects like on Wallstreet witnessed by false warnings given by Pentagon through faulty spore sensors not too long ago.

Perhaps there will be a second wave of discovery through Congress this coming week on the anniversary date of mass murder by mail. Oh yes, the actual date of mailing is subject to interpretation too, but we knew that right ?

Risking the perils of blogging again, by chance, does Ivins want his ash remains scattered by crop duster ? Inquirying minds want to know.

You go Woodward et al...

Posted by: Hank whatever | September 13, 2008 11:42 AM

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