Shortly before the August recess, Alan Grayson and a bipartisan group of his fellow members of congress organized a hearing at which critics of the NSA’s surveillance practices would finally have their concerns voiced.
|By: emptywheel Saturday January 22, 2011 1:00 pm|
As a July 1, 2009 WikiLeaks cable released by Norway’s Aftenposten makes clear, the U.S. and Switzerland included the acceptance of three Gitmo detainees and a settlement in a suit accusing UBS of harboring tax cheats — along with an effort to shut down a Swedish company’s business with Iran — in negotiations “resolving all issues between our countries.” Favors involved in this deal may go deeply both ways: among those reportedly involved in the UBS scandal were American politicians.
|By: David Dayen Monday June 21, 2010 2:55 pm|
Rahm Emanuel’s horse trading with the Governor of Illinois while Rahm was a Congressman should come as no surprise. The only problems with this is that said Governor was Rod Blagojevich and the transactions will be aired out at trial while Rahm serves as White House Chief of Staff.