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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 04, 2011 Hacked e-mails show Web is increasingly useful tool in dirty-tricks campaigns
QUOTE: But many experts say the shadowy political intelligence business has become larger and more sophisticated as corporations, trade groups and political parties increasingly turn to computer sleuths to monitor and, in some cases, harass their detractors. The work almost always goes undetected and has been made easier with the rise of computer networks and social media sites with relatively lax safeguards.
Washington Post Feb 15, 2011 Hacked e-mails reveal plans for dirty-tricks campaign against U.S. Chamber foes
QUOTE: A feud between a security contracting firm and a group of guerrilla computer hackers has spilled over onto K Street, as stolen e-mails reveal plans for a dirty-tricks-style campaign against critics of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Washington Post Nov 05, 2010 Money doesn't buy many wins for self-funded candidates
QUOTE: Tuesday's midterms featured an unusually large crop of moguls who sought to ease their way into power by pouring millions of their own dollars into their campaigns. In most cases, they failed spectacularly.
Washington Post Mar 16, 2010 Wife of Justice Thomas starts group for 'citizen activists'
QUOTE: Into the heightened political atmosphere between the Supreme Court and the Obama administration comes now Virginia Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, who is founder of a new nonprofit lobbying and political-organizing group catering to the "citizen activists" of the "tea party" movement. Virginia "Ginni" Thomas says Liberty Central Inc...
Washington Post Aug 07, 2009 UPS Employees Say They Were Forced to Lobby Against FedEx
QUOTE: In an increasingly bitter Washington battle between the nation's two largest shipping companies, some unionized UPS workers say they are being forced to write letters to their lawmakers in support of more stringent labor rules for arch rival FedEx.
Washington Post Jul 21, 2009 Industry Cash Flowed To Drafters of Reform: Key Senator Baucus Is a Leading Recipient
QUOTE: Top health executives and lobbyists have continued to flock to the senator's[Max Baucus] often extravagant fundraising events in recent months. During a Senate break in late June, for example, Baucus held his 10th annual fly-fishing and golfing weekend in Big Sky, Mont., for a minimum donation of $2,500.
Washington Post Mar 21, 2009 Some Activists Barred From Government Work: Nonprofits and Public Interest Groups Are Hurrying to Meet Obama's Strict New Ethics Guidelines
QUOTE: But the standards [ethics guidelines] he [President Obama] has put in place are so broad that all lobbyists -- including those working for charities and public interest groups -- are prohibited from working in the administration unless they are granted an exception
Washington Post Jun 20, 2008 Surveillance Bill Offers Protection To Telecom Firms: Deal Would Extend U.S. Wiretap Power, Shield Providers Facing Privacy Lawsuits
QUOTE: The agreement extends the government's ability to eavesdrop on espionage and terrorism suspects while effectively providing a legal escape hatch for AT&T, Verizon Communications and other telecom firms. They face more than 40 lawsuits that allege they violated customers' privacy rights by helping the government conduct a warrantless spying program after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Washington Post Jun 10, 2008 Bush, E.U. Threaten Iran With Sanctions
QUOTE: Following a two-hour meeting that touched on Iran and a host of issues including climate change and trade, Bush and his European counterparts indicated they were prepared to go beyond current United Nations sanctions to try to ensure Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon.
Washington Post May 20, 2008 White House Says NBC Distorted Bush Response
QUOTE: "This deceitful editing to further a media-manufactured storyline is utterly misleading and irresponsible," Gillespie wrote, adding that NBC should air Bush's responses "in full."
Washington Post Apr 09, 2008 Federal Credit Cards Misused: GAO Cites Charging Of Frivolous Items
QUOTE: Federal employees used government credit cards to pay for lingerie, gambling, iPods, Internet dating services, and a $13,000 steak-and-liquor dinner, according to a new audit from the Government Accountability Office, which found widespread abuses in a purchasing program meant to improve bureaucratic efficiency.
Washington Post Apr 02, 2008 Memo: Laws Didn't Apply to Interrogators: Justice Dept. Official in 2003 Said President's Wartime Authority Trumped Many Statutes
QUOTE: "If a government defendant were to harm an enemy combatant during an interrogation in a manner that might arguably violate a criminal prohibition, he would be doing so in order to prevent further attacks on the United States by the al Qaeda terrorist network," [John C.] Yoo wrote. "In that case, we believe that he could argue that the executive branch's constitutional authority to protect the nation from attack justified his actions."
Washington Post Mar 11, 2008 Ashcroft Defends Contract for His Firm: Democrats Questioning No-Bid Deal
QUOTE: [Former attorney general John D.] Ashcroft has come under scrutiny from Democratic lawmakers since he accepted a no-bid contract to oversee the operations of an Indiana medical equipment company which is accused of giving kickbacks to doctors.
Washington Post Mar 05, 2008 FBI Chief Confirms Misuse of Subpoenas: Security Letters Used to Get Personal Data
QUOTE: Inspector General Glenn A. Fine reported a year ago that the FBI used such letters ...to improperly obtain telephone logs, banking records and other personal records of thousands of Americans from 2003 to 2005. An internal FBI audit also found that the bureau potentially violated laws or agency rules more than 1,000 times in such cases.
Washington Post Feb 23, 2008 Justice Probes Authors Of Waterboarding Memos
QUOTE: An internal watchdog office at the Justice Department is investigating whether Bush administration lawyers violated professional standards by issuing legal opinions that authorized the CIA to use waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques...
Washington Post Feb 17, 2008 Justice Official Defends Rough CIA Interrogations: Severe, Lasting Pain Is Torture, He Says
QUOTE: In testimony before a House subcommittee...the acting chief of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, spelled out how the administration regulated the CIA's use of rough tactics and offered new details of how simulated drowning was used to compel disclosures by prisoners suspected of being al-Qaeda members.
Washington Post Feb 07, 2008 Mukasey Rejects Criminal Probe Into Waterboarding
QUOTE: New controversy about waterboarding has swirled in Washington since CIA Director Michael V. Hayden confirmed...that the CIA used the tactic on al-Qaeda prisoners...at a secret detention site. [Hayden] defended the treatment as necessary to obtain information about potential terrorist attacks. Independent legal experts have said the use of a tactic meant to coerce detainees to talk by making them fear death through drowning is barred by U.S. laws and treaties under all circumstances...
Washington Post Jan 30, 2008 Mukasey Hints at Wider CIA Probe
QUOTE: [New] testimony [from Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey ] indicated that the CIA tapes probe, which Mukasey launched earlier this month, could go beyond the tape destruction itself to examine the actions of the current and former CIA employees who carried out coercive interrogations.
Washington Post Jan 23, 2008 Senate Opens Debate On Wiretap Measure: Telephone Company Immunity at Issue
QUOTE: The Senate yesterday began debating whether to grant legal immunity to telephone companies for assisting in warrantless wiretaps of terrorism suspects, with Democrats divided and their leadership pleading with the White House for more time to consider the issue.
Washington Post Jan 18, 2008 White House Study Found 473 Days of E-Mail Gone
QUOTE: The competing claims [over allegedly lost emails] were the latest salvos in an escalating dispute over whether the Bush administration has complied with long-standing statutory requirements to preserve official White House records -- including those reflecting potentially sensitive policy discussions -- for history and in case of any future legal demands.
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