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  • Obama Takes a Hard Line Against Leaks to Press

    06/12/2010 7:45:11 AM PDT · by shove_it · 19 replies · 786+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11 Jun 2010 | Scott Shane
    [...] In 17 months in office, President Obama has already outdone every previous president in pursuing leak prosecutions. His administration has taken actions that might have provoked sharp political criticism for his predecessor, George W. Bush, who was often in public fights with the press. [...]
  • Chicago's Corruption Tax

    02/20/2010 11:02:38 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies · 134+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 02/20/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    A new study has been released by the University of Illinois in conjunction with the Better Government Association that details Cook County’s disgusting history of political neer-do-wells calling it a true “culture of corruption.” (Download .pdf of report) “More than 140 people have been convicted of corruption in county-related cases since 1970,” the study finds. Featured are tales of bribes, ghost payrolls, sweetheart deals, rip-offs, and the “wholesale subversion of the judicial system.” “This rogue’s gallery of corrupt individuals is just the tip of the iceberg,” said the BGA’s Andy Shaw, “because, for every one of those convicted, there may...