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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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"… ords show."We did succeed," said James Pitts, a former Treasury Department official who heads the Filipino lobbyist team at the law and lobby firm Squire, San …"

"… rds, the lobbyists arranged dozens of meetings and calls with high-ranking officials at the Pentagon, including Donald Rumsfeld, the defense secretary at the …"

"… one is say 'all of these people are part of the war on terror'… and U.S. officials seem to be buying that."The U.S. government considers the Philippines "a …"

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"… n the war on terror after threats from the U.S., which Bush administration officials have denied. More recently, the administration has accused Musharraf of t …"

"… ven as a senator, he did not have access to that information.A former U.S. official previously based in Pakistan, who has intimate knowledge of Pakistan's CSF …"

"… s [the U.S. has] given military hardware with no conditions."A former U.S. official previously based in Pakistan acknowledged to ICIJ that in Balochistan, "Th …"

A repugnant choice

By Sarah Fort

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"… have done.' This gave him a lot of additional standing."Karimov, a former official in the Soviet Communist Party, was declared president of the independent U …"

"… gnized Uzbekistan's weak record on human rights. Despite that record, U.S. officials have found it difficult to walk away completely from the Karimov governme …"

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"… the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, U.S. intelligence officials have visited Tel Aviv to meet with their counterparts from Mossad, Israel …"

"… those same sources, other countries have also sent their own intelligence officials to learn from the Israeli experience and to be briefed and trained by the …"

"… ed to terrorist groups in Gaza and [the] West Bank," says a senior Israeli official dealing with terrorist issues at Israel's National Security Council. "Befo …"

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"… a vote, on April 3, 2003, Livingston arranged for a delegation of Turkish officials to stand outside the House floor, a tactic that allowed him to introduce …"

"… er, a Turkey specialist at the German Marshall Fund and a State Department official during the Clinton administration. "It's a more complicated, less predicta …"

"… y has undertaken important structural reforms under European pressure.U.S. officials, for their part, appear to have left behind — at least rhetorically — …"

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"… nup remedies have been installed at a site.Lacking sufficient funding, EPA officials said they have had to delay needed work at some hazardous sites, use mone …"

"… located to do the work is running out, according to former and current EPA officials familiar with Superfund.Superfund officials keep details about the progra …"

"… ding to former and current EPA officials familiar with Superfund.Superfund officials keep details about the program secret, meeting behind closed doors to ran …"

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"… causes all have one important advantage in common: They helped the public official they lobbied get elected. They were political consultants who traveled wit …"

"… ampaigns not simply to make money, but to build relationships with elected officials."I mean, I have lost significant sums of money on their candidate races. …"

"… ionships give him an edge over other lobbyists when approaching an elected official."I'm the one who knows him intimately," said the founder of Cerrell Associ …"

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"… ational Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) was established in 1992 as the official international humanitarian arm of the Standing Conference of Canonical Ort …"

"… o them. … They don't question the church." On site, U.S. government officials confirmed Baker's notions. "This is a strong faith-based community," said …"

"… ons. "This is a strong faith-based community," said Melissa Jones, a USAID official in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital. She added that Patriarch Abune Paulos …"

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