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Former Interior Official Pleads Guilty to Accepting Kickbacks

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on January 31st, 2009 5:31 am by HL

Former Interior Official Pleads Guilty to Accepting Kickbacks
A former Interior Department official pleaded guilty yesterday to accepting $15,000 in kickbacks from an insurance company in exchange for arranging meetings with government officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

No Republican Gets Majority of Votes for Chairman
WASHINGTON — None of the five Republicans running for national GOP chairman got the majority of votes needed on the first ballot. That means a second vote will take place.

Bailout Oversight Still Lacking, GAO Finds
The federal government’s $700 billion bailout program continues to lack adequate oversight to make sure that banks receiving the taxpayer funds are using them properly, congressional investigators said yesterday.

Obama, Biden Deliver Remarks on the Economy
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you for joining us today. It is a privilege to be among this diverse group representing labor unions and not-for-profit organizations and advocates for our business community.

Obama Considers GOP’s Gregg to Head Commerce
Republican Sen. Judd Gregg (N.H.) emerged yesterday as a serious contender to fill the remaining post in President Obama’s Cabinet, saying he is under consideration by the White House to become commerce secretary, which opens the possibility of a filibuster-proof Democratic majority in the Senate.

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