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Pelosi Briefed on Interrogation Methods; NY Fed Chairman Steps Down; Resignations Amid Pension Inquiry

POSTED: 09:14 AM ET, 05/ 8/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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Pelosi Was Briefed on Interrogations » Intelligence officials released documents yesterday saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda suspects, seeming to contradict her repeated statements that she was never told the techniques were actually being used. — Washington Post

NY Fed Chairman Resigns » Stephen Friedman, a onetime chairman of Goldman Sachs and economic adviser to President George W. Bush, resigned yesterday after questions were raised about his role as a director of Goldman and his purchases of stock in the company, which is regulated by the New York Fed. — Washington Post

Pension Probe Ensnares L.A. Pension Board » Two of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's appointees to a city pension board resigned Thursday, one month after receiving a letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission asking them to identify income they had received from companies doing business with their agency. — L.A. Times

Hackers Demand Ransom for Va. Data » The FBI and Virginia State Police are searching for hackers who demanded that the state pay them a $10 million ransom by Thursday for the return of millions of personal pharmaceutical records they say they stole from the state's prescription drug database. — Washington Post

Scam Calls on the Rise » Across the country, states are reporting an uptick in complaints about a range of consumer abuses, including pitches for extended auto warranties that offer little or no value to consumers. People on do-not-call lists are getting swamped with offers for all manner of bogus products, from swine-flu cures to debt-settlement plans. — USA Today

After the jump...

» Cuomo Launches Inquiry Into Debt Settlement Firms (NYT)
» Receiver: Pang's Fund Was a 'Piggy Bank' (WSJ/$)
» Madoff NY trustee sues fund manager (AP)
» Google Says It’s in Talks With FTC on Antitrust (NYT)
» Phila. officer probed in 'Ace Capone' case (Inquirer)
» Irving's oversight of collapsed Cowboys facility investigated (DallasNews)
» GAO cites weaknesses in D.C. financial controls (BizJournals)
» White House to Release New York Flyover Photo (ABC)
» Bill Seeks to Shield Online Info from Foreign Governments (ABC)
» Ex-soldier could get death in Iraq rape, slayings (AP)
» U.S. Admits Civilians Died in Afghan Raids (NYT)

By Amanda Zamora |  May 8, 2009; 9:14 AM ET The Daily Read
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Big surprise, Pelosi and Reid are war criminals just like Bush and Cheney. They always did act like one big cabal.

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | May 8, 2009 10:37 AM

Way to go Republicrats! I guess everyone but the press knew the Dems were in on it too. We need new parties.

Posted by: chorpophone | May 8, 2009 11:13 AM

What else is new? Everyone knows that Pelosi, along with Dodd and Frank do not believe in telling the truth. All three were caught lying into the cameras but none of them was yet to be held accountable for their lies. What is wrong with this picture?
Are they above the law?

Posted by: jmk55 | May 8, 2009 11:15 AM

Why do Democrats not hold themselves to the standards they espouse and are unwilling to admit how much a part of Iraq et al they were? Obama gave one speech but voted like everyone else ... and people believe and vote for these guys?

After 9/11 everyone was on the same wave-length, they all voted the same way and all feared the worst, given the poor inteligence we had at the time - thanks to cuts and innaction against the growing threat during the 8 years of Clinton.

Mrs Pelosi and the whole gang are examples of the kind of hypocracy Americans should not accept.

Posted by: sally62 | May 8, 2009 12:06 PM

your not going to find many democrats throwing stones here after one of there own had her wings burned but she still says she did not know. so the democrats use the, i was lied too, or i was tricked into it, or i did not read the bill, its called incompetence and most of our government seams to have it the thing is we reward them with a big paycheck maybe we should pay them on there performance but sending a check for 2 cents would be a waste of money

Posted by: getsix1 | May 8, 2009 12:10 PM

Was Pelosi aka The Great Mother of All Wingnuts surprised by this? With all of the botox she has a perpetual surprised look on her face.

Posted by: Bubbette1 | May 8, 2009 12:17 PM

Oh come on where are all the usual liberals frothing about evil Bush and torture?

I guess they're busy pretending they don't see this. I figured it would come out pretty straightforward that Pelosi lied as she has about many things just not provable.

This is what happens when you get away with lies and misleading statements for years and years with a complacent media. You get too bold and figure you can say just about anything.

Posted by: Cryos | May 8, 2009 1:20 PM

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