Archive for ‘September, 2008’

Alaskan Officials Allege Palin Cover-up

Alaskan Officials Allege Palin Cover-up

An attorney for Alaska’s legislative investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin says John McCain’s presidential campaign is seeking to derail the inquiry because its findings could “cause serious damage to the Republican ticket.” Attorney Peter Maassen, representing Alaska’s Legislative Council, defended the investigation in a 17-page court filing in response to last week’s lawsuit by five […]

Alaska AG Asks Judge to Invalidate Subpoenas Issued In Palin Probe

Alaska AG Asks Judge to Invalidate Subpoenas Issued In Palin Probe

Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg filed a lawsuit Thursday in Anchorage superior court asking a judge to invalidate subpoenas issued by the state Legislature two weeks ago as part of an ethics probe of Gov. Sarah Palin, the latest development in the ongoing legal battle between Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential running mate and state […]

Defense Secretary Sued Over Mandatory Christian Prayer Ceremonies

Defense Secretary Sued Over Mandatory Christian Prayer Ceremonies

This story was updated on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008. The U.S. Army has been subjecting soldiers to fundamentalist Christian prayer ceremonies against their will during mandatory military events in violation of their basic constitutional rights, according to a new lawsuit filed against Secretary of Defense Robert Gates by a U.S. Army soldier. On at least […]

DOJ to Release Long-Awaited Report on US Attorney Firings Monday

DOJ to Release Long-Awaited Report on US Attorney Firings Monday

A long-awaited Justice Department report probing the firings of nine U.S. Attorneys in 2006 is expected to be released Monday morning, according to David Iglesias, the former New Mexico federal prosecutor who was one of those caught up in the purge. Iglesias told The Public Record that he and the other U.S. Attorneys who were […]

Lawyer: ‘Serious Damage’ to McCain if Palin Probe Report Out Before Election

Lawyer: ‘Serious Damage’ to McCain if Palin Probe Report Out Before Election

An attorney representing Alaska’s Legislative Council said John McCain’s presidential campaign fears a statewide ethics investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain’s vice presidential running mate, “would cause serious damage to the Republican ticket” if details of the probe were “publicly known before the national election.” Anchorage attorney Peter Maassen made those comments in a 17-page […]

Senate Panel Gives Leahy Authority to Subpoena DOJ for Documents

Senate Panel Gives Leahy Authority to Subpoena DOJ for Documents

The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday voted in favor of authorizing subpoenas to obtain a wide-range of documents from the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) involving the agency’s legal advice to the White House on issues such as interrogation tactics and domestic surveillance. “During this administration, OLC has been misused to provide legal […]

In March 2007, Obama Called on Paulson, Bernanke to Address Economic Crisis

In March 2007, Obama Called on Paulson, Bernanke to Address Economic Crisis

A 2008 timeline of the subprime mortgage crisis and its impact on the economic meltdown.  Long before the Wall Street banks imploded in a wave of subprime mortgage defaults and home foreclosures, congressional lawmakers had called upon Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to swiftly rein in predatory lenders whose unorthodox […]

Alaska Rep. Accuses McCain-Palin Campaign of Witness Tampering

Alaska Rep. Accuses McCain-Palin Campaign of Witness Tampering

An Alaska Democratic state lawmaker has written a letter to a state trooper official calling for an investigation into possible witness tampering related to the state’s ethics probe of Gov. Sarah Palin by people working for or close to Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign. In a letter Wednesday to Alaska state trooper director Audie Holloway, […]

Rice Admits She Led High-Level White House Talks About Torture

Rice Admits She Led High-Level White House Talks About Torture

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has admitted for the first time that she led high-level discussions beginning in 2002 with other senior Bush administration officials about subjecting suspected al-Qaeda terrorists detained at military prisons to the harsh interrogation technique known as waterboarding, according to documents released late Wednesday by Carl Levin, the Democratic chairman of […]

‘Troopergate’ Investigator Has Evidence Palin, Staff May Have Broken Laws

‘Troopergate’ Investigator Has Evidence Palin, Staff May Have Broken Laws

These people said Branchflower has documentary evidence and information from witnesses showing that individuals in Palin’s camp may have illegally tried to deny trooper Wooten worker’s compensation benefits for a back injury that he suffered last year when he slipped on icy pavement while pulling a body from a wrecked automobile. As Alaska Gov. Sarah […]

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