The Fight for Wachovia, McCain's Record, GOP Questions Obama Donations
Inside the Wachovia Fight » A sworn affidavit filed this weekend in federal court suggests that Wachovia, the nation's eighth-largest bank, came close to failing at least twice in the last week as the FDIC pressured the bank to sell itself to Wells Fargo, upending its original deal with Citigroup. — Wall Street Journal
McCain's Record » An examination of presidential candidate John McCain's early career as a pilot highlights three crashes that prompted officials to fault or question his flying skills and judgment ... meanwhile, Barack Obama's campaign is set to release an online "documentary" examining McCain's role in the Keating Five scandal of the late 1980s and early 1990s. — Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal
RNC Questions Obama Donations » The Republican National Committee is calling for the Federal Election Commission to investigate the source of thousands of small contributions to Sen. Barack Obama, alleging that his campaign has "looked the other way" from suspicious donors. — The Washington Post.
Palin Seven to Testify » Seven Alaska state employees who had refused subpoenas in the investigation of potential abuses of power by Gov. Sarah Palin's office have now agreed to testify in the case. — Anchorage Daily News
Medicare Fraud Probed in Miami » The federal government is investigating whether fraudulent billing in the Miami area has caused home health care services billed to Medicare to skyrocket at 20 times the national average in the past five years. — USA Today
Google-Yahoo Stokes Fear » The Justice Department's antitrust investigation of the proposed advertising partnership between Google and Yahoo reveals a growing resentment of Google's influence among the very customers Google needs to grow its business. — New York Times
By Amanda Zamora |
October 6, 2008; 10:09 AM ET
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