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POSTED: 09:41 AM ET, 09/ 2/2008 by Amanda Zamora

Today's look at investigative news across the Web. Did we miss something? Drop us a line.

The Campaign Trail » A day into the Republican National Convention, questions arise over the vetting of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (The Washington Post, New York Times) ... Palin has obtained a private lawyer to defend her in the ongoing investigation over the firing of the state public safety commissioner (Anchorage Daily News) ... as some report that McCain lawyers have been dispatched to Alaska, the campaign says Palin has been fully vetted (Time, The Post) ... The Post's Paul Kane reports on $27 million in earmarks Palin won as mayor of Wasilla ... finally, while GOP leaders plug hurricane relief efforts, the convention party continues (Sunlight Foundation).

Report: Gonzales Mishandled Wiretap Docs » The Justice Department's inspector general is expected to file a report faulting former attorney general Alberto Gonzales's handling of classified information about the government's warrantless wiretapping program. — The Washington Post

Kilpatrick in Court » Indicted Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick faces two key hearings today: first, a judge will rule whether Gov. Jennifer Granholm can oversee a hearing to remove Kilpatrick; a second bond hearing may result in a plea deal. — The Detroit Free Press


Inglewood Shootings » Los Angeles-area civil rights activists are calling for a congressional investigation into four recent police shootings in Inglewood, southwest of downtown L.A. — The Los Angeles Times

Special Report: The Battle Within » "Five years into the war in Iraq and six years after the invasion of Afghanistan, the Army is sending soldiers with physical and mental injuries back to war, at times overruling physicians' classifications of soldiers as 'nondeployable.'" — The Denver Post

By Amanda Zamora |  September 2, 2008; 9:41 AM ET The Daily Read
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Talk about distractions on the sideline tonight at the convention. Have you seen these attacks on Palin, they are shameful. Ive even seen some questionable pictures of her at http://www.theveep.com Wow people will stop at nothing in politics

Posted by: Pete Y. | September 2, 2008 10:26 AM

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