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Bribery Plea for Firm With Murtha Ties; Indefinite Detentions Are Backed; Report Questions States on Stimulus Spending

POSTED: 09:56 AM ET, 07/ 8/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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Bribery Plea in Probe of Firm With Murtha Ties Washington Post
A former executive of a Pennsylvania defense firm with close ties to Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) has agreed to plead guilty to taking bribes from a partner defense company and is cooperating in a federal investigation of Pentagon contracting, records show.

Pentagon Lawyer Backs Indefinite Detentions Washington Post
Guantanamo Bay detainees who are acquitted by civil or military courts may still be imprisoned indefinitely if the government determines that they pose a national security threat, the Defense Department's chief lawyer said.

Report: States Not Using Stimulus Funds as Intended USA Today
Under pressure to spend stimulus money quickly, many states are using the federal funds for short-term projects and to fill budget gaps rather than spending on long-term improvements, according to a report by congressional investigators.

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By Sarah Fitzpatrick |  July 8, 2009; 9:56 AM ET The Daily Read
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