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Senators, Liz Cheney want WikiLeaks leakers prosecuted

WikiLeaks hasn’t even released the latest round of US government documents and already politicians and pundits are calling for prosecutions. The latest release from the WikiLeaks website is expected to include as many as 250,000 secret diplomatic cables. The Obama administration warned Wednesday that the documents could damage US relations…

WikiLeaks’ next document cache expected to detail three million secret diplomatic cables

Update at bottom: UK government requests media brief them on all WikiLeaks related stories Washington’s envoy to Iraq condemned WikiLeaks as “absolutely awful” Friday as world capitals braced for the looming release of some three million sensitive diplomatic cables by the whistleblower website. The latest tranche of documents, the third…

Ron Paul on ‘Opt-Out Day’: ‘If we tolerate’ the TSA, ‘there’s something wrong with us’

Popular Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul has a message for the American people: If you tolerate the new, invasive Transportation Security Administration procedures, then maybe you deserve it. “This is such an affront, so much out in the open,” he said during a Tuesday radio interview. “Government being so bold…

New GOP chairman of Oversight Committee plans hundreds of hearings into executive branch; ’7 a week, 40 weeks a year’

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is planning to massively expand investigations into the executive branch. Issa plans to hold hundreds of hearings, create new subcommittees, and launch investigations into the bank bailout, the stimulus, and health care reform, according to…

Government to report on $1 trillion-plus deficit

Government to report on second straight $1T-plus deficit; red ink to spill over into election The Obama administration is set to report Friday that the federal budget deficit exceeded $1 trillion for the second straight year, providing critics of government spending with fresh ammunition ahead of the midterm congressional elections.…

Government could seek foreign investors for GM

Treasury Department statement says foreign investors could be courted in GM stock sale Investment bankers handling the upcoming General Motors Co. stock sale are expected to court foreign investors as well as those in North America, according to a U.S. Treasury Department statement. GM and the Treasury Department would not…

Congressional investigators to review FBI work in anthrax case

WASHINGTON — Congressional investigators plan to examine how the FBI determined that one scientist was responsible for the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, a lawmaker said. The Government Accountability Office will look into how reliable and accurate the FBI’s scientific and technical methods were when it concluded Dr. Bruce Ivins was…

White House: No taxpayer cash to bail out Afghan bank

WASHINGTON — The US Treasury Department denied media reports Saturday that American taxpayer funds would be put towards bailing out Afghanistan’s beleaguered Kabul Bank. The White House said the allegations were not true and pointed to a statement from Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin that said the bank’s troubles were…

Snapshot of economy about to get a lot bleaker

Government likely to confirm what many already know: the economy is on life support. The government is about to confirm what many people have felt for some time: The economy barely has a pulse. The Commerce Department on Friday will revise its estimate for economic growth in the April-to-June period…

Government report: 4 companies control wireless market

4 carriers control of 90 percent of wireless market, government report finds Consolidation over the past decade has left just four big carriers in control of 90 percent of the wireless market, making it harder for small and regional companies to compete, according to a government report released Thursday. The…

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