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FOIA request seeks details of Justice Thomas’ jet and yacht travel

A non-partisan watchdog group has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in an attempt to determine whether conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas improperly disclosed the use of private jets and a yacht. Common Cause’s FOIA request (PDF) to the U.S. Marshals Service encompasses travel on seven dates…

White House mocks BP CEO’s yacht race, defends Obama golf

A White House spokesman mocked BP’s chief executive Monday for attending a luxury yacht race despite the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, but then defended President Barack Obama’s own weekend golf game. Tony Hayward, the British energy giant’s embattled chief, drew fire from the White House over…