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New Details in Madoff Case; White House to Nix Spy-Satellite Program; An Earmark-Stuffed War Funding Bill

POSTED: 09:44 AM ET, 06/23/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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New Details Emerge in Madoff Case New York Times
Federal regulators contend that a prominent investor and a small brokerage firm both helped Mr. Madoff sustain the Ponzi scheme by steering billions of dollars into it, in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars in fees and profits.

Obama to Abandon Spy-Satellite Program Wall Street Journal ($)
The White House plans to kill a controversial Bush administration program that would have provided federal, state and local officials with extensive access to spy-satellite imagery — but no eavesdropping capabilities — to assist with emergency response and other domestic-security needs.

Congress Stuffs War-Funding Bill with Earmarks McClatchy
Obama originally sought $83.5 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. By the time Congress rewrote the bill and passed it last week, the price had jumped to $105.9 billion.

GAO Cites Gun Sales to Those on Watch List Washington Post
People named on the government's terrorism watch list have successfully purchased firearms hundreds of times since 2004, government investigators reported. In one case, a known or suspected terrorist was able to obtain an explosives license.

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