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Congress's Travel Tab Swells; Group Says Government Used False Confessions;Staffer at SEC Had Warned of Madoff

POSTED: 10:09 AM ET, 07/ 2/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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Congress's Travel Tab Swells Wall Street Journal($)
The spending on overseas travel is up almost tenfold since 1995, and has nearly tripled since 2001, according to the Journal analysis of 60,000 travel records. Hundreds of lawmakers traveled overseas in 2008 at a cost of about $13 million. That's a 50% jump since Democrats took control of Congress two years ago.

Group Says Government Used False Confessions Washington Post
The American Civil Liberties Union accused the Obama administration of using statements elicited through torture to justify the confinement of a detainee it represents at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Staffer at SEC Had Warned of Madoff Washington Post
An investigator at the Securities and Exchange Commission warned superiors as far back as 2004 about irregularities at Bernard L. Madoff's financial management firm, but she was told to focus on an unrelated matter, according to agency documents and sources familiar with the investigation.

CIA Report on Interrogation Is Delayed Again WSJ($)
Secret CIA Jails an Issue in Terror Case NYT
Evidence to Charge Ruth Madoff Lacking WSJ($)
Trustee's Total of Madoff Losses Nears $3 Billion NYT
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Immigration Crackdown Shifts Focus to Employers WSJ($)
SEC Moves to Make Companies More Accountable WaPo
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By Sarah Fitzpatrick |  July 2, 2009; 10:09 AM ET The Daily Read
Previous: CIA Report on Interrogation Expected Today; After Call From Senator's Office, Small Hawaii Bank Got U.S. Aid; Social Security Audit Finds Dead People Getting Checks | Next: Familiar Players in Health Bill Lobbying; Report Faults Contractor Bonuses; FBI: Palin Not Under Investigation

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