NYC Flyover Fallout; 'State Secrets' Claim Rejected; Citi Seeks Bonus Approvals
The louder he yells at me, the calmer I will be."
— Neel Kashkari, outgoing bailout director's note-to-self while testifying on Capitol Hill about TARP oversight
NYC Flyover Fallout » White House press secretary Robert Gibbs yesterday said the administration is conducting an internal review of the Air Force One flyover that caused panic Monday in New York City. "It was a mistake," Obama said of the photo-op flight, which reportedly cost taxpayers $328,835. Meanwhile, documents suggest federal officials knew the Air Force mission would cause alarm, but proceeded anyway. — Washington Post, Bloomberg, WCBS-TV
Surveillance Effort Draws Concerns » A growing number of big-city police departments and other law enforcement agencies across the country are embracing a new system to report suspicious activities that officials say could uncover terrorism plots but that civil liberties groups contend might violate individual rights. — New York Times
'State Secrets' Claim Rejected » A federal appeals court yesterday reinstated a lawsuit by five former detainees who sued a Boeing subsidiary over its alleged role in transporting them to foreign countries, where they say they suffered brutal interrogation under the CIA's "black site" prison system. — Washington Post
Citi Seeks Bonus Approvals » Citigroup Inc., soon to be one-third owned by the U.S. government, is asking the Treasury for permission to pay special bonuses to many key employees, according to people familiar with the matter. — Wall Street Journal ($)
DOJ Probes Google Book Deal »The Justice Department is looking into whether a 2008 settlement between Google and authors and publishers over the search giant's Book Search service could be anticompetitive. — BusinessWeek
After the jump...
BEST OF THE REST
» Google Unveils New Tool to Dig for Public Data (WaPo)
» Bybee Defends Signing Interrogation Memos (NYT)
» Concerns Over Lawsuits Hold Up FHA Nomination (WaPo)
» GAO: Soaring Use of Contractors Puts Pentagon at Risk (GovInc)
» Orange County money manager Danny Pang arrested (LAT)
» Illinois ethics panel proposes sweeping changes (ChiTrib)
» Tribune to pay CEO Zell's legal tab in Blago probe (ChiTrib)
» Deputy U.S. Marshal Ambrose guilty on two charges (Sun-Times)
By Amanda Zamora |
April 29, 2009; 9:03 AM ET
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