Palin Report, Stevens Trial, Obama Donors
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Palin Ethics Probe » Alaska state lawmakers have begun reviewing the long-awaited results of an investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her authority in this summer's "troopergate" incident, as the Palin campaign tries to head off any potentially embarrassing news with a report of its own ... meanwhile, yet another examination of events suggests the Palins had a heavy hand in the "troopergate" affair. — Associated Press, New York Times
Praise for Stevens » Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) testified yesterday on behalf of Sen. Ted Stevens, saying that his word was "good enough to take to the bank." Stevens is facing charges that he concealed more than $250,000 in improper gifts. — Washington Post
Fake Obama Donors » An analysis of campaign finance records reveals nearly 3,000 donations to presidential candidate Barack Obama from more than a dozen people with apparently fictitious donor information, raising questions about the Democratic campaign's vetting of contributions. — New York Times
Accused Hacker Had Experience » David Kernell, the University of Tennessee student indicted for allegedly hacking into Gov. Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account, was apparently involved in a similar incident in middle school. Kernell's former history teacher said he and another student received detention for logging onto a school server that stored lesson plans. — Wired
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