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Congress Shuts Down Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

There were a lot of big stories in the news this week but my vote for the most significant would be this one about shutting down Stuart Bowen’s program. Congress appears to be surrendering more of its oversight authority and diminishing the Government’s ability to police itself and federal contractors. Congress, at the last minute, […]

U.S. Seeks to Silence Detainees From Talking About Interrogations

There’s more ominous news today on the Bush administration and the detainees in the secret CIA prisons. The Bush administration has now “told a federal judge that terrorism suspects held in secret CIA prisons should not be allowed to reveal details of the “alternative interrogation methods” that their captors used to get them to talk.” […]