An ethical mess in South Carolina

By Corey Hutchins

A brutal political brawl even by Palmetto State standards.

Excerpts from this story referencing "lawyer":

"… al will not say what's inside the binders, and no one outside a handful of lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement agents and grand jurors who are sworn to se …"

"… rime minister. Mild-mannered Cathy Hazelwood, who has spent 15 years as a lawyer for the State Ethics Commission, says neighbors have been approaching …"

"… son pored over the report with the chief of SLED and about a dozen agents, lawyers and prosecutors. What was in it, says Wilson, convinced the group to unan …"

"… n before a judge, trying to get him removed from the case. Harrell and his lawyers argued that Wilson had called a meeting with a legislative employee of Ha …"

Texas tries to crack down on dental chains that put profits ahead of patients

By David Heath

GOP legislator in Texas says its time to end "outrageous activities" of corporate dental chains.

Excerpts from this story referencing "spokeswoman":

"… icaid by $154 million.The state hasn’t identified those providers, but a spokeswoman for the state Health and Human Services Commission said that because chain …"

FDA: A shell of its former self

By M. Asif Ismail

The Food and Drug Administration lacks the power to regulate pharmaceuticals and keep you safe

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"… y monitoring system as well as the FDA's inaction. Complaints about Vioxx, media stories revealed, had been trickling in since 2001."The fact is that doctors shoul …"

The influence peddlers

By Yossi Melman and Julio Godoy

Arcadi Gaydamak epitomized the business of war in the post-Cold War era – an entrepreneur with global ties to resource exploitation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Toronto":

"… quired it over the protests of the Canadian company World Wide Minerals of Toronto, which had fallen out of favor with Nazarbayev. In 1998, World Wide, which …"

Commentary: Profiteering from democracy

By Charles Lewis

In his January 1998 State of the Union address, after decrying the campaign-fund-raising "arms race," Preside

Excerpts from this story referencing "Communication":

"… e high cost of campaign commercials.“I will formally request the Federal Communications Commission act to provide free or reduced-cost television time for candid …"

"… us in this effort to strengthen our democracy.”Within 24 hours, Federal Communications Commission chairman William Kennard announced that the FCC would develop …"

"… nal backlash (”[T]he likes of which would not be pleasant to the Federal Communications Commission under any circumstances,” was the way Livingston described i …"

"… tical spenders answer our questions: AT&T/Liberty Media (formerly Tele-Communications, Inc.) chairman John Malone, Viacom’s Sumner Redstone, Seagram Co., Ltd …"