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Archive: June 2010

Lawmakers' investments and oversight roles overlap

In both houses of Congress, a host of other committee chairmen and ranking members have reported that they have millions invested in business sectors that their panels oversee, according to a Post analysis of financial disclosure records through 2008, committee assignments and lawmaker investments by industry.

By Jennifer Jenkins | June 14, 2010; 11:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Study: Deepwater Horizon well spilling more oil than previously estimated

The Deepwater Horizon well has most likely spewed 25,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil a day, more than previously estimated, according to a group of scientists appointed by the federal government to study video of the dark geyser at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

By Jennifer Jenkins | June 10, 2010; 4:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Guantanamo Bay renovations cost at least $500 million

The Pentagon has spent at least $500 million on Guantanamo Bay renovations since September 11.

By Jennifer Jenkins | June 7, 2010; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

U.S. 'secret war' expands globally as Special Operations forces take larger role

Beneath its commitment to soft-spoken diplomacy and beyond the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Obama administration has significantly expanded a largely secret U.S. war against al-Qaeda and other radical groups, according to senior military and administration officials.

By Jennifer Jenkins | June 4, 2010; 3:11 PM ET | Comments (1)

The story behind the March 30 Southeast D.C. shootings

The March 30 drive-by shootings that claimed the lives of at least three -- a fourth remains unconscious -- in Southeast D.C. can be traced back to a gathering at which a man lost track of a bracelet. The confusion over the whereabouts of that bracelet, Post reporting and court filings shows, led to more mayhem, some of it deadly, in the following nine days.

By Jennifer Jenkins | June 3, 2010; 1:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Oil industry in Wyoming had ties to Minerals Management Service

Wyofile and ProPublica look at the long-running link between the Minerals Management Service's leaders and the oil industry in the former vice president's home state. The agency is now under scrutiny for its close ties with the industry.

By Jennifer Jenkins | June 2, 2010; 6:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Most Guantanamo detainees low-level fighters; New records show some lobbyists are top fundraisers for candidates

About 10 percent of the 240 detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when President Obama took office were "leaders, operatives and facilitators involved in plots against the United States," but the majority were low-level fighters, according to a previously undisclosed government report.

By Jennifer Jenkins | June 1, 2010; 6:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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