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The Bailout Gift That Just Keeps On Giving
It turns out that 13 of the companies getting a gazillion dollars in bailout funds – $300 billion, actually – owe back taxes of over $220 million, a pesky detail they overlooked when asking us for all that money. Rep. John Lewis, chair of a House subcommiittee allegedly overseeing the bailout,...
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The Numbers
Six years after U.S. forces invaded Iraq, the numbers tell a horrific story. They are compiled from iraqbodycount.org, antiwar.com , justforeignpolicy.org , usliberals.about.com, and michaelmoore.com . Americans killed: 4,259. Americans wounded: officially, 31,089 (excludes psychological injury);...
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Uh, No, You Don't. Better Keep Working On It.
Citigroup Inc. plans to spend about $10 million on swank new offices for CEO Vikram Pandit and his colleagues – this, after getting $45 billion in 3 count 'em three federal bailouts. Citigroup says the construction is part of a global space-saving effort. Pandit's the guy who reluctantly cancelled...
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We're Not Surprised, Except By That Steep Hike in the Price of Flashlights
A former aide in the Bush Administration has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for stealing almost $600,000 from a Cuban nonprofit group. Felipe Sixto of Miami netted $579,274 by overcharging for flashlights and radios in a scam worthy of some companies in the news these days. Sixto kept at...
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Vital Truths on Guantanamo
A compelling piece by Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, on the incompetence, illegality and ultimate pointlessness – no actionable intelligence – that is Guantanamo. A true accounting of the abuses there, he says, is crucial. Wilkerson offers a litany of...
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The Price of Occupation
Days after U.S. activist Tristan Anderson was shot in the head by Israeli forces in the West Bank – and days before a March 21 protest in Washington D.C. to end the Israeli occupation – the International Solidarity Movement has posted a video of the event and its aftermath. The blood, the chaos,...
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With Their Record, We Didn't Want Those Guys Working There Anyway, But We Still Want Our Money Back
Thanks to intrepid New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, we now find out that AIG paid $1 million "retention" bonuses to 73 employees whose dismal performance brought the company down – including 11 people who have already left, rendering the retention issue moot. In a letter Tuesday to Rep...
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A Helpful Reminder of How Truly Scary Those Other Guys Were, And How Much Progress We've Made
In his first television interview since sacking the vice-presidency, Dick Cheney on Iraq: "We accomplished nearly everything we set out to do."
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A Win for The People
Principled protest has won a remarkable victory in Pakistan, where president Asif Ali Zardari gave in to lawyers, activist and thousands of angry citizens demanding reinstatement of a former chief justice many see as symbolizing an independent judiciary. Opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, who...
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Celebrate: Change Happens
The victory of El Salvador's leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), former Marxist guerrillas led by a journalist, is a stunning shift in power that represents what FMLN leader Mauricio Funes called "choosing the path of hope." The time has come, he said, " for the excluded...for...
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