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Committee Asks for CIA Program Records; Florida Project Under Investigation Is Linked to Murtha; Quadrangle Probe Intensifies in New York

POSTED: 10:13 AM ET, 07/15/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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Committee Asks for CIA Program Records AP
The House Intelligence Committee has asked the CIA to provide documents about a now-canceled program to kill al-Qaeda leaders, a likely a precursor to what could become a full-blown investigation into the secret operation and why the program was not disclosed to Congress.

Failed Air Force Project Linked to Murtha Washington Post
When an Air Force command in north Florida sought new battlefield technologies, Rep. John P. Murtha steered millions in federal dollars its way. But the project fell apart when investigators found evidence that it was used to improperly pay a series of companies linked to the Pennsylvania Democrat.

Quadrangle Probe Intensifies in New York Washington Post
New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has stepped up his investigation of an investment firm founded by the former head of the Obama administration's autos task force, with authorities engaging in discussions that would be "a prelude to any settlement talks," according to a source close to the case.

Madoff Arrives at Federal Prison in North Carolina New York Times
Bernard L. Madoff arrived yesterday at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in a blue prison jumpsuit, his hands and feet shackled, to begin serving a 150-year prison sentence for orchestrating one of the largest frauds in history.

Amtrak Accused of Hindering Stimulus Oversight USA Today
Amtrak managers have improperly interfered with oversight of the railroad's $1.3 billion in economic stimulus funding, according to an independent report by a former federal prosecutor.

Obama Claims Immunity in Surveillance Case Wired
Social Security Execs 'Destress' at Lavish Conference ABC
Senate Defense Bill's Earmarks Total $9 Billion The Hill ($)
Alaska Native Firms Win Hefty Share of Contracts GovExec
Fumo Sentenced in Penn. for Fraud NYT
NYC Councilman Resigns as Criminal Charges Loom NYT
Criminal Inquiry in Waiting-Room Death NYT
Warnings Went Unheeded Before Deadly Mudslide Salt Lake Trib
Company Settles Case Over Fake Online Reviews NYT
Medical School: Ex-Army Surgeon Hid Ties to Medtronic NYT
SEC Reforms Draw In-House Criticism WaPo
Derivatives Are Focus of Antitrust Investigators NYT

By Sarah Fitzpatrick |  July 15, 2009; 10:13 AM ET The Daily Read
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