Alabama Bingo Arrests: US Attorney Leura Canary Strikes Again

By: Monday October 4, 2010 11:51 am

It was not enough that DOJ, Canary and Morris used the specter of investigation to influence an earlier legislative vote on the bingo issue (see here and here), there is now every appearance they are materially affecting a general election in Alabama.

 

Giant Oil Spill Threatens Alternative Energy Legislation. Wait, What?

By: Wednesday May 5, 2010 12:20 pm

Behold our logic-resistant, industry-captured Congress. Basically, Republicans – and Democrats like Mary Landrieu don’t want an energy bill without offshore drilling. After this disaster, you won’t be able to pass anything with expanded drilling without losing several votes from coastal Democratic Senators. Therefore, you can’t get to 60, and no deal.

Tanker Contract: Corporate Serfdom or Quality Jobs?

By: Thursday October 29, 2009 1:30 pm

    Corporate serf masters: same tactics, no matter what the century.         The governors of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama are pushing the U.S. Defense Department to award in 2010 a $35 billion to $40 billion tanker contract to European-owned EADS/Airbus rather than U.S.-based Boeing Corp. In doing so, Republican Govs. Haley [...]

Northrop Tanker Deal Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers Billions

By: Thursday June 5, 2008 10:30 am

Remember that $35 billion air fleet tanker contract—the one the U.S. Department of Defense gave to European-based firm EADS, which makes the Airbus, rather than to U.S.-based Boeing? Looks like 44,000 jobs and the expanded purchasing power those jobs would have created in more than 40 states aren’t the nation’s only losses in the Bush administration’s decision to award the contract to an overseas bidder.

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