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  • CA: Obscure veto threatens $3 billion loss to state from power settlements (EOB veto boo-boo?)

    06/12/2008 2:34:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 151+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 6/12/08 | John Howard
    When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used his veto power to eliminate the obscure Electricity Oversight Board, he put at risk $3 billion in state funds – money due the state from settlements with power merchants who victimized California during the electricity crisis. The governor’s 2007 action removing the EOB also means oversight over the state’s electricity grid is likely to be placed under the control of the PUC, which would entail a significant expansion of the authority of the Public Utilities Commission. This maneuvering comes amid an intensifying power clash between the Legislature and the Public Utilities Commission, led by president...
  • Clinton NSA Wiretapped Top Republican

    01/06/2006 8:21:05 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 116 replies · 9,262+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Friday, Jan. 6, 2006 11:10 a.m. EST
    Friday, Jan. 6, 2006 11:10 a.m. EST Clinton NSA Wiretapped Top Republican During the 1990's under President Bill Clinton, the National Security Agency conducted random telecommunications surveillance of millions of phone calls daily under a top secret program known as Echelon. But according to at least two people familiar with the spy operation at the time, some of the surveillance was far from indiscriminate. In a February 2000 interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," NSA operator Margaret Newsham revealed that the agency's listening post in Great Britain was involved in monitoring the phone calls of at least one top Republican on...