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NYPD Feuds With DOJ, Poor DHS Oversight, Senate to Probe Bond-Raters

POSTED: 10:27 AM ET, 11/20/2008 by Chris Matthews

Good Morning and welcome to today's Daily Read. Feel free to leave comments and please let us know if we missed anything.

NYPD Feuds with DOJ Over Surveillance » An effort by the NYPD to get broader latitude to eavesdrop on terrorism suspects has run into sharp resistance from the Justice Department in a bitter struggle that has left both sides accusing each other of endangering national security. — New York Times

Poor DHS Purchases Oversight » A GAO report says the Homeland Security Department has done a poor job overseeing the purchase of billions of dollars of equipment and technology since the agency was created five years ago.— USA Today

In Japan, Killer Possibly Targeting Bureaucrats » A killer in Japan may be hunting government officials associated with the loss of millions of pension records. — Washington Post

Clinton Agrees to Disclose Donors » Bill Clinton has agreed to a series of concessions requested by Barack Obama's presidential transition team, moving his wife one step closer to potentially becoming the next secretary of state. — Washington Post

Inauguration Housing is Risky Business » As out-of-towners search for rentals for the upcoming inauguration, the potential for fraud runs high. — Washington Post

Amber Alert Standards Vary Widely » Despite a federal law meant to create a uniform system, there are wide variations in what triggers an Amber Alert from one state to the next, which can heighten the tension when a suspect crosses state lines. — Associated Press

More Trouble for Cunningham Friend » Thomas Kontogiannis, who is serving an 8-year federal prison sentence for laundering bribes paid to former Rep. Randy Cunningham (R-Calif.), was accused last week of stealing $ 50 million. — Newsday

Google Urged to Increase E-mail Security » Consumer Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group, wants Google Inc. to implement more privacy protections in its e-mail and search systems, citing the possibility that Google may be looking at e-mails coming from, as well as going to, GMail accounts. — Phoenix Business Journal

Judge Rules for Franken » A Minnesota judge granted Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken's request Wednesday for the release of information on voters whose absentee ballots were rejected. — Associated Press

By Chris Matthews |  November 20, 2008; 10:27 AM ET The Daily Read
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