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"… ompanies, all with different priorities and levers for reaching government officials.Unlike in the United States and Western Europe, where arguments between a …"

"… ch public dispute about the merits of global warming science in China. The official 2008 government white paper, China’s Policies and Actions for Addre …"

"… se to veto power. “The bosses of the big five power companies, they have official ranking — almost minister level,” says Greenpeace China’s Yang. “A …"

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"… he especially blunt nature of a memo from the Defense Department’s No. 2 official is striking some Pentagon observers as a tad ironic.The October 20, 2009 d …"

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"… outside employment, investments, real estate, and liabilities for elected officials, candidates, and their immediate family members. Sellek said the attorney …"

"… ance information and department spending. He is currently the only elected official there to do so.Both of the proposals on the table in Michigan are fairly s …"

"… gan are fairly similar; they would require financial disclosure by elected officials and candidates for the first time in the state’s history.“The interes …"

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"… looking into defense contracts. Two corporate executives and an Air Force official pleaded guilty this summer for their roles in a kickback scheme involving …"

"… h bar to prove wrongdoing involving members of Congress in regard to their official actions. Stan Brand, a defense attorney with experience in public corrupti …"

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"… with a college friend who was a former Wall Street executive and now a top official at a major international lender. Geithner had been staying in a luxurious …"

"… a Washington lawyer. Baran said that federal law clearly allowed a senior official like Geithner to accept gifts from an old friend, including housing, under …"

"… s spending day and night – literally — in the company of former senior officials of the banks being overseen, if not bailed out, by the government. One to …"

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"… n, who signed on in February to lobby White House and Education Department officials on student-loan issues. Gorelick is a partner in the Washington law firm …"

"… or of the Congressional Black Caucus and a former Clinton Labor Department official; Israel "Izzy" Klein, a former aide to Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New …"

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"… t by the invasion force to hunt for WMD after the invasion. "Purgatory was official policy, not the result of a few undisciplined soldiers, and in that regard …"

"… won't spread the sickness to others." I read those entries to a Red Cross official, who said neither marked weight loss or disease were acceptable, and the w …"

"… arly three years, he was quietly reunited with his family, one of 22 Iraqi officials released that night, among them several once considered "Iraq's Most Want …"

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"… essages. In a February 2005 letter to another Homeland Security Department official requesting an investigation into MacLean, Quinn wrote that another website …"

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"… ponding to terrorist attacks and natural disasters. In 2007 and 2008, DHS officials attended more than 370 hearings and gave more than 5,000 briefings to sta …"

"… r homeland security would require taking away turf — “jurisdiction,” officially — from other committees. In 2004, the leaders of committees standing …"

"… Committee as the lead committee. Her action was interpreted as a way to unofficially recognize the House homeland security panel’s primary role without fig …"

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"… .At his February confirmation hearing, Gensler said he and other officials "should have done more to protect the American public through aggressive …"

"… r call requesting comment. Michael Greenberger, a former high-ranking CFTC official who once fought Gensler to approve Born's proposal, now is "quite hopeful" …"

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"… d the 187,” Gates said.Weeks after Gates’ announcement, a top Lockheed official said in a conference call with investors that the company stopped lobbying …"

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"… of local residents — including a prominent former Reagan Administration official — are wondering just what’s going on with the school system and its la …"

"… uspicion all came to a head at an April 29th community meeting with county officials. Local resident Chris Gersten exploded in anger, expressing a sentiment m …"

"… avez, a popular conservative media pundit and former Reagan administration official, whose property is nearby Wheatland, wrote an open letter to Board of Supe …"

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"… send military pharmacists to Las Vegas or letting a Saudi prince pay a top official’s way to Riyadh, they warn, can create serious conflicts of interest. De …"

"… ay to Riyadh, they warn, can create serious conflicts of interest. Defense officials say these trips are thoroughly vetted to guard against impropriety.Accord …"

The appraisal bubble

By Joe Eaton

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"… did just that, sometimes asking appraisers to promise a value before they officially ordered the report.Both appraisers and lenders say the two professions h …"

"… I won’t push a number for nobody.”After conferring with top management officials, Martin Wilhelm, an Amerisave vice president, declined to answer question …"

"… but reports published since the mortgage industry collapse show that those officials did little to stop the practice. A February audit by the Treasury Inspect …"

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"… is that all government records should be public and accessible, unless an official can show reason to exempt them. (Remember, too, that there are plenty of e …"

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"… examination of the financial disclosure forms she filed as a state elected official reveals a few interesting nuggets, but no immediately apparent conflicts o …"

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"… roups including the Clean Air Task Force and Citizens Coal Council, agency officials reassessed the situation. By then, advocates for more regulation had docu …"

"… om the air office, “and we didn’t want to create more harm.” One top official in the air office who backed a “hazardous” designation even appealed d …"

"… t go to the administrator unless you care strongly about something,” the official says today, “and I remember being convinced that coal ash should be regu …"

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"… ly cited the administration’s revolving door ban, which would forbid any official leaving the administration from lobbying former colleagues for the remaind …"

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"… quo;s important how you go about your decision making,” said one FCC official who asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the pre …"

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"… ion at the Minerals Management Service (MMS), and a coziness with industry officials that included a “culture of substance abuse and promiscuity” at the a …"

"… ments, and then sells it to refiners. The inspector general concluded that officials in the MMS Royalty-in-Kind program “frequently consumed alcohol at indu …"

"… company representatives.” The IG said that one-third of Royalty-in-Kind officials were taking bribes and gifts, and noted that former MMS officials receive …"

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"… nce, such as the Department of Interior inspector general’s report on an official who manipulated science to help land developers, or a House investigation …"

"… in an online forum hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Public officials who make policy need to be able to distinguish between opinion and scienc …"

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"… ntaminant,” the board chair wrote. In response to the criticisms, an EPA official stated that the agency “is committed to sound science and transparency i …"

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"… .constituted torture.” The stated goal of these techniques, according to officials, was to extract information from terrorism suspects that would help preve …"

"… from terrorism suspects that would help prevent future attacks. And, while officials have argued that information obtained using these techniques has indeed h …"

"… ate Armed Services Committee held hearings probing the issue, at which top officials of the DOJ and the White House defended the policies against a torrent of …"

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"… those Sampson recommended for such an appointment was a former department official who had hired candidates for positions in the Civil Rights Division based …"

"… ngs, Alberto Gonzales, Kyle Sampson, Monica Goodling and other top Justice officials stepped down. The department’s inspector general has released reports c …"

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"… at I think have improved the effectiveness of our oversight," a senior DOT official told Congress in 2007. An FAA spokesman noted the agency's responses to IG …"

Over the Limit

By Joaquin Sapien

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"… s. Sulfur dioxide air pollution, as environmentalists, regulators, and TXU officials have known for many years, helps trigger asthma attacks and other re …"

"… records shows that the company gave a far lower emissions figure to state officials than the smokestack monitor registered. Until reporters started raising q …"

"… istered. Until reporters started raising questions nearly a year ago, TCEQ officials said they had no idea of the extent of TXU's emissions. If the Octob …"

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"… House press secretary Scott McClellan became the first Bush administration official to confirm the orchestrated deception reported in the Center for Public In …"

"… 935 false statements made by President George W. Bush and seven other top officials, including McClellan, in the two years following September 11, 2001. In …"

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"… e the case and agreed to the appointment of an outside "special compliance official."Despite such transgressions, Boeing didn't forfeit its role as adviser to …"

"… ittle more than corporate lobbying wings with special access to top agency officials. "What we need is openness and transparency in these advisory committees …"

"… r to the Department of Health and Human Services) in 1968 and 1969. Agency officials had denied prominent scientists seats on advisory committees, ostensibly …"

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"… ey know it? …"

"… briefings, interviews, testimony, and the like), Bush and these three key officials, along with Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Defense Secretary Pau …"

"… military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003. Not surprisingly, the officials with the most opportunities to make speeches, grant media interviews, and …"

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"… rnment it's important how you go about your decision making," said one FCC official who asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the pre …"

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