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Terror Watch List Lapses; Bush Lawyers May Avoid Sanctions; BofA-Merrill Probe

POSTED: 09:43 AM ET, 05/ 7/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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DOJ Cites Terror Watch List Lapses » The FBI has retained almost 24,000 names on the nation's terrorist watch list without current or proper justification, while failing to include people who are subjects of terrorist investigations, according to a Justice Department report (pdf) issued yesterday. — Washington Post

Bush Lawyers May Avoid Sanctions » Efforts to impose professional sanctions on Bush administration lawyers who drafted memos supporting harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects face steep hurdles, legal experts say, despite a draft report by Justice Department investigators recommending such sanctions. — Washington Post, Associated Press

House Panel Probes BofA-Merrill Deal » Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis and top federal officials will be asked to testify under oath by a U.S. House panel next month, as congressional investigators probe claims the bank was pressured by the government into completing its deal with Merrill Lynch, a person familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. — Wall Street Journal ($)

Stimulus Details Thin » Although President Obama has vowed that citizens will be able to track "every dime" of the $787 billion stimulus bill, a government website dedicated to the spending won't have details on contracts and grants until October and may not be complete until next spring, administration officials said. — USA Today

Contractors Using Military Clinics » Military clinics and field hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan have supplied more than $1 million a month in health-care services to civilian contractors during the past two years without seeking reimbursement from their employers, as provided by law, according to a new audit by the Defense Department inspector general. — Washington Post

After the jump...

» Jefferson Lawyers Cite Stevens in Plea for Evidence (Nola)
» Indictments detail Toledo sports-fixing schemes (USAT)
» At Least 30 States Start Pension Inquiries (NYT)
» Madoff's $100,000 Monthly Amex Bills (ABC)
» UN admits evidence from Srebrenica was destroyed (CIR)
» U.S.-Afghan Probe Planned of Deadly U.S. Airstrikes (WaPo)
» Baghdad contract expires for ex-Blackwater (AP)

By Amanda Zamora |  May 7, 2009; 9:43 AM ET The Daily Read
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