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State Department Finally Releases List of ‘Special Government Employees’

State Department Finally Releases List of ‘Special Government Employees’
Last year, Politico reported that former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had a special arrangement under which she simultaneously worked for the State Department and a corporate consulting firm. Watchdogs and others raised questions about Abedin’s status blurring the line between private and public sector employment. After a six-month delay, the State Department has now released a list of names with dual employment.
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Justin Elliott and Liz Day
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How Much Oil Did BP Spill and How Much Is It Worth: $10.5 or $18 Billion?

How Much Oil Did BP Spill and How Much Is It Worth: $10.5 or $18 Billion?
A federal judge was set to begin hearing three weeks of testimony Monday about how much oil made it into the ocean during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Experts for BP and the federal government will provide U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier with very different estimates when the second phase of a trial resumes for litigation spawned by the spill.
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Michael Kunzelman
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End the Fili-Bluster

End the Fili-Bluster
The filibuster was never intended by the Founding Fathers, but today it's used indiscriminately, causing gridlock and uncertainty. A rules change alleviate some of the more nefarious consequences of the no-talk filibuster, or Fili-Bluster.
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TIME Editor: We Are All On Government Welfare

On The Chris Matthews Show, a TIME editor, acknowledged on air that we are all on government welfare.
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Rescued by the Government, AIG Considers Suing Its Savior

Rescued by the Government, AIG Considers Suing Its Savior
Could this potential lawsuit be an attempt to recover the profits made by the government for saving the company? Or is this the classic case of privatized profits and socialized losses? It really does not matter. That the titans of finance will meet their undoing if they continue to live in an alternate state of reality.
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Clinton and Obama Named Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man in the World

First lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice are next in line behind Clinton on the Most Admired Woman list, while Nelson Mandela, Mitt Romney, Billy Graham, George W. Bush, and Pope Benedict XVI follow Obama as Most Admired Man.
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