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The 'Fort Murtha' Debate; Kennedy Is Key in Voting Rights Ruling; Immigration Focus Shifts to Employers

POSTED: 10:15 AM ET, 04/30/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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The 'Fort Murtha' Debate » The Pentagon has spent about $30 million on upgrades at a little-used airport named for Rep. John P. Murtha (D), though most of the improvements have not been used for their intended military purpose. Critics complain that the projects, funded through appropriations approved by Murtha's panel, are a waste of taxpayer dollars. — Washington Post

Kennedy Is Key in Voting Rights Ruling » The Supreme Court yesterday split along a familiar ideological battle line in its consideration of the Voting Rights Act, apparently leaving Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in the pivotal position of deciding the fate of what a government lawyer called "one of the most transformative acts in American history." — Washington Post

Immigration Focus Shifts to Employers » In an effort to crack down on illegal labor, the Department of Homeland Security intends to step up enforcement efforts against employers who knowingly hire such workers. — New York Times

Tracking the Stimulus Trackers » A vocal cross section of technology experts, academics, good-government groups and federal employees weighed in this week on the future of Recovery.gov, the Obama administration's Web site that officials promise will eventually track every single dollar of the federal stimulus. — Washington Post

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By Amanda Zamora |  April 30, 2009; 10:15 AM ET The Daily Read
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