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Bush Rushes to Sign Nuclear Deal with Iran’s Leading Trade Partner

The Bush administration is rushing to sign a nuclear cooperation deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite the fact that the UAE has been used as a transshipment point for military technology headed to Iran. The nuclear trafficking program ...   read more

Bush Lifts Protection for Endangered Species

The Bush administration issued revised endangered species regulations that will eliminate some of the mandatory, independent reviews that government scientists have performed for 35 years on dams, power plants, timber sales and other projects. In ...   read more

Protecting Corporations Against Their Employees

The Labor Department is racing to complete a new rule, strenuously opposed by President-elect Barack Obama, that would make it much harder for the government to regulate toxic substances and hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed on the ...   read more

Medicaid Pays for Risky, Unapproved Drugs

The government is paying millions for risky medications that have never been reviewed for safety and effectiveness but are still covered under Medicaid, an Associated Press analysis of federal data has found. Millions of private patients are takin...   read more

The Agency That Failed

In the parade of regulators that missed signals or made decisions they came to regret on the road to the current financial crisis, the Office of Thrift Supervision stands out. OTS is responsible for regulating thrifts, also known as savings and lo...   read more

The Dog Food of War

A federal grand jury in North Carolina is investigating allegations the controversial private security firm Blackwater illegally shipped assault weapons and silencers to Iraq, hidden in large sacks of dog food, ABCNews.com has learned. Under Stat...   read more

Lab for Deadly Viruses to Open in Hurricane Zone

The National Institutes of Health is about to open a a laboratory to study Ebola and other viuses on Galveston Island, which was recently hit by Hurricane Ike. Each time a hurricane approaches the island, scientists will have to stop their experim...   read more

Opening the Utah Wilderness to Drilling

The Bureau of Land Management is reviving plans to sell oil and gas leases in pristine wilderness areas in eastern Utah even though there are already 3.5 million acres of BLM-managed land under lease, but not yet being drilled.   Bureau Proposes...   read more

Immigration Arrests Outnumber Drug Arrests

The War on Illegal Immigration is yielding more federal arrests than the War on Drugs, according to new figures from the Department of Justice. Twenty-seven percent (27%) of all arrests by the U.S. Marshals service were for immigration offenses in...   read more

Des Moines Schools Inflate Crime Stats to Win Grant for Security Cameras

Police counted fewer than 200 fights and assaults at Des Moines' five high schools in the 2005-06 school year, compared with the 415 that Des Moines school officials reported on an application for a $250,000 grant that helped pay for security came...   read more

Bush Administration Jump Starts Satellite Spy Program

The Department of Homeland Security will proceed with the first phase of a controversial satellite-surveillance program, even though an independent review found the department hasn't yet ensured the program will comply with privacy laws. The progr...   read more

Government Saves the Whales…within 20 Miles of East Coast

The rule issued requires large ships to slow to 10 knots (11.5 mph) during parts of the year when they come within 20 nautical miles of several East Coast ports in areas where the whales feed, reproduce and migrate. In July 2006, NOAA scientists p...   read more

Palin and the Wolves

Sarah Plain has aggressively encouraged hunters to be allowed to use airplanes to kill wolves and bears and has offered hunters $150 for each foreleg of a freshly killed wolf they turn in.   Factcheck: Call of the Wild (by Viveka Novak, Northlan...   read more

US Attorneys Don't Prosecute Half of Murder Cases in Indian Country

U.S. attorneys failed to prosecute 62 percent of crimes committed in Indian Country during a three-year period, and on Thursday, members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee wanted to know why.   read more
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Controversies

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Bush Rushes to Sign Nuclear Deal with Iran’s Leading Trade Partner

The Bush administration is rushing to sign a nuclear cooperation deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite the fact that the UAE has been used as a transshipment point for military technology headed to Iran. The nuclear trafficking program ...   read more

Bush Lifts Protection for Endangered Species

The Bush administration issued revised endangered species regulations that will eliminate some of the mandatory, independent reviews that government scientists have performed for 35 years on dams, power plants, timber sales and other projects. In ...   read more

Protecting Corporations Against Their Employees

The Labor Department is racing to complete a new rule, strenuously opposed by President-elect Barack Obama, that would make it much harder for the government to regulate toxic substances and hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed on the ...   read more

Medicaid Pays for Risky, Unapproved Drugs

The government is paying millions for risky medications that have never been reviewed for safety and effectiveness but are still covered under Medicaid, an Associated Press analysis of federal data has found. Millions of private patients are takin...   read more

The Agency That Failed

In the parade of regulators that missed signals or made decisions they came to regret on the road to the current financial crisis, the Office of Thrift Supervision stands out. OTS is responsible for regulating thrifts, also known as savings and lo...   read more

The Dog Food of War

A federal grand jury in North Carolina is investigating allegations the controversial private security firm Blackwater illegally shipped assault weapons and silencers to Iraq, hidden in large sacks of dog food, ABCNews.com has learned. Under Stat...   read more

Lab for Deadly Viruses to Open in Hurricane Zone

The National Institutes of Health is about to open a a laboratory to study Ebola and other viuses on Galveston Island, which was recently hit by Hurricane Ike. Each time a hurricane approaches the island, scientists will have to stop their experim...   read more

Opening the Utah Wilderness to Drilling

The Bureau of Land Management is reviving plans to sell oil and gas leases in pristine wilderness areas in eastern Utah even though there are already 3.5 million acres of BLM-managed land under lease, but not yet being drilled.   Bureau Proposes...   read more

Immigration Arrests Outnumber Drug Arrests

The War on Illegal Immigration is yielding more federal arrests than the War on Drugs, according to new figures from the Department of Justice. Twenty-seven percent (27%) of all arrests by the U.S. Marshals service were for immigration offenses in...   read more

Des Moines Schools Inflate Crime Stats to Win Grant for Security Cameras

Police counted fewer than 200 fights and assaults at Des Moines' five high schools in the 2005-06 school year, compared with the 415 that Des Moines school officials reported on an application for a $250,000 grant that helped pay for security came...   read more

Bush Administration Jump Starts Satellite Spy Program

The Department of Homeland Security will proceed with the first phase of a controversial satellite-surveillance program, even though an independent review found the department hasn't yet ensured the program will comply with privacy laws. The progr...   read more

Government Saves the Whales…within 20 Miles of East Coast

The rule issued requires large ships to slow to 10 knots (11.5 mph) during parts of the year when they come within 20 nautical miles of several East Coast ports in areas where the whales feed, reproduce and migrate. In July 2006, NOAA scientists p...   read more

Palin and the Wolves

Sarah Plain has aggressively encouraged hunters to be allowed to use airplanes to kill wolves and bears and has offered hunters $150 for each foreleg of a freshly killed wolf they turn in.   Factcheck: Call of the Wild (by Viveka Novak, Northlan...   read more

US Attorneys Don't Prosecute Half of Murder Cases in Indian Country

U.S. attorneys failed to prosecute 62 percent of crimes committed in Indian Country during a three-year period, and on Thursday, members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee wanted to know why.   read more
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