Election Coverage, Stevens Trial, Bisphenol A Ruling Flawed
Welcome to Today's Daily Read. Sen. Ted Stevens is calling for an investigation into the federal prosecutors who tried him and Obama's campaign appears to have accepted donations from prepaid credit cards. Please leave your comments and lets us know if we missed anything.
Election Coverage » Barack Obama's campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade donation limits or to mask a contributor's identity... meanwhile, a federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday to decide whether the Colorado secretary of state should reinstate thousands of people who were removed from the voting rolls... and authorities are saying that the two white supremacists who plotted to assassinate Obama were likely too disorganized to carry out the plot. — The Washington Post, The Denver Post, The Associated Press
Stevens Trial » Sen. Ted Stevens is requesting an investigation of misconduct by federal prosecutors after being found guilty on seven felony charges... meanwhile, the Alaska GOP is still backing Stevens's re-election bid. — Fairbanks Daily News Miner, The New York Times
BPA Ruling Flawed, Panel Says » The FDA ignored scientific evidence and used flawed methods when it determined that bisphenol A, a widely used chemical, is not harmful. — The Washington Post
Safety Board Targets Medical Helicopter Crashes » A federal safety panel said Tuesday that aviation officials aren't acting quickly enough on proposals to prevent emergency medical helicopter crashes.— The Wall Street Journal
Federal Bailout » Congressional investigators yesterday demanded that the nation's nine largest banks prove they are not using bailout money for executive bonuses... the Post's Steve Pearlstein writes that the difference between bailouts for the banking and auto industries is that, while the government will make money on its bank investment, the GM-Chrysler deal is a "lemon." — The Washington Post
CIA Budget Released » The steep buildup in government spending on intelligence programs continued over the past year, but American intelligence agencies are also bracing for spending cuts... Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell has taken steps to make it easier for U.S. intelligence agencies to recruit first-generation Americans with foreign relatives.... — The Washington Post, The New York Times
Former Mass. State Senator Accepted Bribes » A Massachusetts state senator who lost the Democratic primary last month was arrested by the F.B.I. and charged with accepting $23,500 in bribes from undercover agents who she believed were local businessmen. — The New York Times
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