Find Post Investigations On:
Facebook Scribd Twitter
Friendfeed RSS Google Reader
» About This Blog | Meet the Investigative Team | Subscribe
Ongoing Investigation

Top Secret America

The Post explores the top secret world the government created in response to the attacks of Sept. 11.

Ongoing Investigation

The Hidden Life of Guns

How guns move through American society, from store counter to crime scene.

Have a Tip?

Talk to Us

If you have solid tips, news or documents on potential ethical violations or abuses of power, we want to know. Send us your suggestions.
• E-mail Us


Post Investigations
In-depth investigative news
and multimedia from The Washington Post.
• Special Reports
• The Blog

Reporters' Notebook
An insider's guide to investigative news: reporters offer insights on their stories.

The Daily Read
A daily look at investigative news of note across the Web.

Top Picks
A weekly review of the best
in-depth and investigative reports from across the nation.

Hot Documents
Court filings, letters, audits and other documents of interest.

D.C. Region
Post coverage of investigative news in Maryland, Virginia and the District.

Washington Watchdogs
A periodic look into official government investigations.

Help! What Is RSS?
Find out how to follow Post Investigations in your favorite RSS reader.

Hot Comments

Unfortunately I believe that we are limited in what we can focus on. I think that if we proceed with the partisan sideshow of prosecuting Bush admin. officials, healthcare will get lost in the brouhaha.
— Posted by denamom, Obama's Quandary...

Recent Posts
Bob Woodward

The Washington Post's permanent investigative unit was set up in 1982 under Bob Woodward.

See what you missed, find what you're looking for.
Blog Archive »
Investigations Archive »

Have a Tip?
Send us information on ethics violations or abuses of power.
E-Mail Us »

Notable investigative projects from other news outlets.
On the Web »
Top Picks »

HUD Chief Blasts Mortgage Aid, Jackson Cooperated, SEC Madoff Investigation

POSTED: 10:30 AM ET, 12/17/2008 by Chris Matthews

Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday's Daily Read. As always, feel free to comment and let us know if we missed anything.

HUD Chief: Mortgage Aid a Failure» Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Steve Preston said the centerpiece of the federal government's effort to help struggling homeowners has been a failure and he's blaming Congress. — Washington Post

Jackson Cooperated With Feds » Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) told federal investigators that Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked for a $25,000 campaign contribution and may have exacted retribution when the money did not arrive... meanwhile, an inquiry into the impeachment of Blagojevich met resistance on Tuesday, with federal prosecutors indicating that it might interfere with the criminal case against him and a lawyer for Blagojevich requesting that the proceedings not move forward without the lawyer in attendance. — Washington Post, New York Times

SEC Chief Wants Madoff Investigation» SEC Chairman Christopher Cox on Tuesday said he has asked for an investigation into how Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme went undetected despite repeated "credible and specific allegations" made to SEC staff since at least 1999... and, the spotlight is turning to middlemen who served as messengers and salesman between Madoff and potential investors. — USA Today, New York Times

U.S. Ratchets Up Citi Oversight » Federal banking regulators have toughened their scrutiny of Citigroup Inc., becoming involved in internal discussions about the company's strategic direction and discouraging executives from pursuing certain acquisitions. — Wall Street Journal

Feds to Limit Nuke Program's Sites » The Energy Department gave final approval Tuesday to a program to limit the most dangerous nuclear material to five sites, improving safety and security, and consolidating management of the country's nuclear weapons. — Associated Press

Two Indicted in Medicare Fraud» Two San Bernardino County medical company executives have been indicted on charges of defrauding Medicare out of more than $2.5 million as part of a larger scheme that led to the arrests of 18 others three months ago. — Los Angeles Times

After the jump...

Best of the Rest
» 27 Years Later, Case Closed in Abducted Child Slaying (NYT)
» Yahoo Sets Limits for Data Retention (WSJ)
» Prescription Leaflets Lack Key Safety Data (WSJ)
» Three Accused of Illegally Exporting Night Vision Goggles (LAT)
» Risky, Ill-Timed Land Deals Hit Calpers (WSJ)
» Obama Works to Overhaul TARP (WSJ)
» Election for Illinois Senate Seat Rejected (WSJ)
» Tony Rezko Sentencing Delayed (AP)
» Dynamite Found At Store In Paris (WaPo)

By Chris Matthews |  December 17, 2008; 10:30 AM ET The Daily Read
Previous: Case of Ex-White House Aide Heads to Jury | Next: The First Ponzi Scheme


Please email us to report offensive comments.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

characters remaining


© 2010 The Washington Post Company