March 2013: "Eric Lichtblau is a reporter for The New York Times in Washington and a visiting fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum."http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/sunday-review/the-holocaust-just-got-more-shocking.html
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 01, 2013 The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking
QUOTE: The researchers have cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany itself, during Hitler’s reign of brutality from 1933 to 1945. The figure is so staggering that even fellow Holocaust scholars had to make sure they had heard it correctly when the lead researchers previewed their findings at an academic forum...
New York Times Mar 31, 2012 Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool
QUOTE: Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with little or no court oversight, documents show. The practice has become big business for cellphone companies, too...
New York Times Jun 30, 2011 U.S. Widens Inquiries Into 2 Jail Deaths
QUOTE: The Justice Department announced Thursday that it was opening a full criminal investigation into the deaths of two terrorism suspects in C.I.A. custody overseas, but it was closing inquiries into the treatment of nearly 100 other detainees over the last decade.
New York Times May 13, 2011 U.S. Scrutinized Ensign, but Senate Dug Deeper
QUOTE: the Senate’s harsh report — contrasted with the Justice Department’s inaction — provided further evidence for those who complain that the agency has seemed skittish about taking on public officials following the fiasco that resulted from the 2008 corruption case against the late Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, which was ultimately dropped amid charges of prosecutorial misconduct.
New York Times Jul 21, 2010 Prosecutor’s 2006 Firing Won’t Result in Charges
QUOTE: A special prosecutor has decided not to bring any criminal charges in connection with the firing of a United States attorney in 2006 in a political controversy that dogged the George W. Bush administration until its final days, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
New York Times May 09, 2010 Banks Lobbying Against Derivatives Trading Ban
QUOTE: Democrats surprised the industry by adding the “push-out” provision in mid-April, transforming the final rounds of an epic prize fight. The industry has been forced to set aside the issues that were its greatest concerns, including its opposition to a requirement that almost all derivatives trades be recorded on public exchanges.
New York Times Oct 17, 2009 Congressional Ethics Inquiries Drag on, Despite Vows to End Corruption
QUOTE: The record illustrates how Congress has struggled to police itself after years in which its ethics committees were often derided as ineffectual.
New York Times Oct 01, 2009 Senator’s Aid After Affair Raises Flags Over Ethics
QUOTE: Several experts say those activities [of Senator John Ensign] may have violated an ethics law that bars senior aides from lobbying the Senate for a year after leaving their posts.
New York Times Aug 07, 2009 Attacks on Homeless Bring Push on Hate Crime Laws
QUOTE: With economic troubles pushing more people onto the streets in the last few years, law enforcement officials and researchers are seeing a surge in unprovoked attacks against the homeless, and a number of states are considering legislation to treat such assaults as hate crimes....But more often, they say, the assailants are outsiders: men or in most cases teenage boys who punch, kick, shoot or set afire people living on the streets, frequently killing them, simply for the sport of it, their victims all but invisible to society.
New York Times Feb 19, 2009 F.B.I. Finds Financier Suspected of Fraud
QUOTE: Officials say they suspect that Mr. [Robert Allen] Stanford’s company, the Stanford Group, used artificially inflated certificates of deposit at its bank in Antigua to bilk investors.
New York Times Jan 15, 2009 Intelligence Court Rules Wiretapping Program Legal
QUOTE: A federal intelligence court, in a rare public opinion, is expected to issue a major ruling validating the power of the president and Congress to wiretap international phone calls and intercept e-mail messages without a court order, even when Americans’ private communications may be involved, according to a person with knowledge of the opinion.
New York Times Dec 25, 2008 Pardon Lasts One Day for Developer in Fraud Case
QUOTE: President Bush changed his mind on Christmas Eve, pulling back a pardon he had extended a day earlier to a Brooklyn developer at the center of a Long Island real estate fraud case and adding a bizarre twist to the episode...Mr. Toussie’s father, Robert, donated $28,500 to the Republican National Committee last April, for what apparently was his first political contribution.
New York Times Dec 24, 2008 Jailed for Aiding Israel, but Pardoned by Bush
QUOTE: took up the clandestine cause from his perch in Miami and helped ferry military planes to Israeli fighters, even flying a B-17 bomber across the Atlantic Ocean himself in 1948...in the United States, he was a criminal, imprisoned for 18 months for violating the 1939 Neutrality Act and breaking an embargo on weapons to Israel. But on Tuesday, President Bush pardoned Mr. Winters...
New York Times Dec 24, 2008 Federal Cases of Stock Fraud Drop Sharply
QUOTE: At the S.E.C., agency investigations that led to Justice Department prosecutions for securities fraud dropped from 69 in 2000 to just 9 in 2007, a decline of 87 percent...
New York Times Aug 21, 2008 New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers
QUOTE: A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion...Little is known about its precise language, but civil liberties advocates say they fear it could give the government even broader license to open terrorism investigations.
New York Times Jul 03, 2008 Judge Rejects Bush’s View on Wiretaps
QUOTE: A federal judge in California said Wednesday that the wiretapping law established by Congress was the “exclusive” means for the president to eavesdrop on Americans, and he rejected the government’s claim that the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief trumped that law.
New York Times Jun 28, 2008 Scientist Is Paid Millions by U.S. in Anthrax Suit
QUOTE: The Justice Department announced Friday that it would pay $4.6 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Steven J. Hatfill, a former Army biodefense researcher intensively investigated as a “person of interest” in the deadly anthrax letters of 2001. The settlement, consisting of $2.825 million in cash and an annuity paying Dr. Hatfill $150,000 a year for 20 years, brings to an end a five-year legal battle that had recently threatened a reporter with large fines for declining to name sources she said she did not recall.
New York Times Jun 25, 2008 Report Sees Illegal Hiring Practices at Justice Department
QUOTE: “Many qualified candidates” were rejected for the department’s honors program because of what was perceived as a liberal bias, the report found. Those practices, the report concluded, “constituted misconduct and also violated the department’s policies and civil service law that prohibit discrimination in hiring based on political or ideological affiliations.”
New York Times Jun 20, 2008 Congress Strikes Deal to Overhaul Wiretap Law
QUOTE: After months of wrangling, Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress struck a deal on Thursday to overhaul the rules on the government’s wiretapping powers and provide what amounts to legal immunity to the phone companies that took part in President Bush’s program of eavesdropping without warrants after the Sept. 11 attacks.
New York Times May 28, 2008 Realtors Agree to Stop Blocking Web Listings
QUOTE: The deal frees Internet brokers and other real-estate agents offering heavily discounted commissions to operate on a level playing field with traditional brokers by using the multiple listing services that are the lifeblood of the industry, government officials said.
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