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Bailout CEOs Flew to Resorts on Firms' Jets; Obama's Pledge on Donations Faces Reality; Report to Detail CIA Secret Prison Program

POSTED: 12:41 PM ET, 06/19/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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Bailout CEOs Flew to Resorts on Firms' Jets Wall Street Journal ($)
Flight records show numerous occasions when banks receiving federal money have flown their planes to destinations near resorts or executives' vacation homes, including spots in Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, south Florida and Aspen, Colo.

Obama's Pledge on Donations Faces Reality New York Times
During the campaign, Barack Obama repeatedly pledged "not take a dime" from lobbyists or political action committees if elected. To follow through with that promise, Obama is simply leaving the room.

Report to Detail CIA Detention Program Associated Press
The government is preparing to release a long-delayed internal report on the CIA's secret detention and interrogation program. How much of the document will be declassified for public view isn't yet known.

Judge, DOJ Clash Over Cheney Remarks Washington Post
The Justice Dept. is arguing that disclosing the former vice president's statements on Valerie Plame might make future officials reluctant to be candid with special prosecutors out of fear that information would end up "on 'The Daily Show'" or somehow be used as a political weapon.

Tapes: Jefferson warned of landing in 'pokey' Times-Picayune
Jurors on Thursday heard the first secretly recorded conversations of the William Jefferson corruption trial, including a profanity-laced 2005 phone call in which Jefferson warned that he and the president of a Kentucky technology company could end up in the "pokey" if they ousted the firm's major investor.

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