Iran's Spying Aided by Western Technology; Blair Under Fire Over War Inquiry; V.A. Hospital's Rogue Cancer Unit
Iran's Spying Aided by Western Technology
Wall Street Journal ($)
The Iranian regime has developed, with the assistance of European telecommunications companies, one of the world's most sophisticated mechanisms for controlling and censoring the Internet, allowing it to examine individual online communications on a massive scale.
Blair Tried To Stop Public Iraq War Inquiry
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair tried to stop a public inquiry into the Iraq war as new evidence emerged suggesting that he knew Saddam Hussein may not have had weapons of mass destruction.
V.A. Hospital's Rogue Cancer Unit
New York Times
A Veteran's Affairs Hospital operating a cancer unit with virtually no outside scrutiny botched 92 of 116 cancer treatments over six years — and then kept quiet about it.
Forgotten Warriors: Contractors Fight to Get Care L.A. Times
Of the 200,000 civilians working in Iraq and Afghanistan under U.S.-funded contracts, many are so-called third-country nationals covered by taxpayer-funded insurance. But the program has failed to deliver medical care and other benefits to many foreign workers and their survivors.
VA Moves Texas Lab After Years Pass Without Testing WaPo
FTC to Monitor Blogs for False Claims, Payments WaPo
Hedge Funds Boost Lobbying Profile WSJ ($)
Questions Raised as Amtrak IG resigns Boston Globe
Critics Urge Greater Insurance Regulation Roll Call ($)
Public Transit Lacks Stimulus Funds Salon
D.A.'s Immigrant Job Training Program Under Scrutiny LAT
Goldman Sachs to Make Record Bonus Payout Guardian
Taliban Wanted $25 Million for NYT Reporter ABC
Jefferson Corruption Trial ContinuesTimes-Picayune
By Sarah Fitzpatrick |
June 22, 2009; 9:44 AM ET
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