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Familiar Players in Health Bill Lobbying; Report Faults Contractor Bonuses; FBI: Palin Not Under Investigation

POSTED: 09:48 AM ET, 07/ 6/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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Familiar Players in Health Bill Lobbying Washington Post
The nation's largest insurers, hospitals and medical groups have hired more than 350 former government staff members and retired members of Congress in hopes of influencing their old bosses and colleagues, according to an analysis of lobbying disclosures and other records

Report Faults Contractor Bonuses Washington Post
Federal agencies have awarded billions in bonuses to contractors regardless of whether the work was deemed satisfactory, according to a Government Accountability Office report released last week.

FBI: Palin Not Under Investigation L. A. Times
A day after Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resigned, a federal official in her home state dismissed one potential explanation for her sudden and unexpected resignation: a rumored FBI investigation into the former Wasilla mayor on public corruption charges.

Use of Cellphone Data Raises Privacy Concerns New York Times
Cellphone tracking is raising concerns about civil liberties in a debate that pits public safety against privacy rights.

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