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CIA Committed Fraud, Judge Writes in Ruling; U.S. Criticized on TARP Spending Transparency; Industry Cash Flowed to Drafters of Reform

POSTED: 09:49 AM ET, 07/21/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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CIA Committed Fraud, Judge Writes in Ruling Washington Post
A federal judge has ruled that government officials committed fraud while defending a lawsuit brought by a former DEA agent who accused a CIA operative of illegally bugging his home.

U.S. Criticized on TARP Spending Transparency USA Today
American taxpayers could end up spending as much as $23.7 trillion in bailing out the financial system, but the U.S. government isn't disclosing with enough transparency how the money is being spent nor how the investment is performing.

Industry Cash Flowed to Drafters of Reform Washington Post
As his committee has taken center stage in the battle over health-care reform, Chairman Baucus (D-Mont.) has emerged as a leading recipient of Senate campaign contributions from the hospitals, insurers and other medical interest groups hoping to shape the legislation to their advantage.

Reports on U.S. Detention Policy Delayed Washington Post
The Obama administration is delaying completion of reports examining U.S. detention and interrogation policy, officials said Monday, in a sign of the formidable issues it faces in grappling with how to handle terrorism suspects as it prepares to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

White House: Guantanamo Bay Still Closing in January Politico
Detainees' Trial Plan Is Unveiled WSJ($)
9/11 Case Could Bring Broad Shift on Civil Suits NYT
IRS Oversight Found Lacking AP
Florida House Flipping Fraud Cost Billions Sarasota Herald-Tribune
EU Calls Google Books Hearing, House Ponders One WSJ($)
Deutsche Bank Fires Two in Spying Probe WSJ($)
Packed Agenda Leaves Lobbyists Loaded Politico
Critic Files Another Palin Ethic Complaint WaPo
Dallas City Hall Trial Shows Money's Sway in Politics DMN
Miami Police Cleared of Falsifying Crime Data Miami Herald
Two Executives Plead Guilty in Illegal Use of Bone Cement NYT
U.S. Withheld Data on Risks of Distracted Driving NYT
Former Blago Chief of Staff Postpones Guilty Plea ChiTrib

By Sarah Fitzpatrick |  July 21, 2009; 9:49 AM ET The Daily Read
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