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NC Attorney General pans Senate plan to restructure SBI
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RALEIGH — North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, sheriffs, police chiefs and prosecutors from across the state say an N.C. Senate proposal to move most of the State Bureau of Investigation under the governor will hamper political corruption probes.

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Gov. Cuomo's popularity on the rise despite rash of corruption scandals out of …
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Siena finds half of the electorate agrees with Cuomo's assertion that "New York State government is working again" — but asked about the recent wave of political corruption cases, 67% say the government's actually getting more dysfunctional by the day.

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Corrupt Politicians Ring Up More Than $49 Million For Taxpayers
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While it seems that every major American city has its own brand of political corruption, New York's scandal plagued politicians are marked by the high cost their misdeeds inflict on taxpayers. The New York Post is reporting that the accumulated cost of …

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Josh Silver on Capitol Hill corruption and the struggle to clean it up
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How has Citizens United actually affected the political process? Is the DISCLOSE Act a necessary and effective remedy to Citizens United? Is political corruption inevitable regardless of Citizens United and corrective legislation? Josh Silver is the …

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Obama's Gimmicky Budget to Increase National Debt by $5.2 Trillion
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But while Democrats are fixated on the $1.1 trillion in reduced deficits, what they won't tell you is that the national debt would rise by $5.2 trillion over the next 10 years, according to the CBO report. And, as House Budget Committee Chairman Paul …

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Block Says China Banks' Bad Loans Spread Beyond Government Debt
www.bloomberg.com

Block said May 10 he's betting against Standard Chartered's debt because of deteriorating loan quality. The London-based bank's lack of state support and an emerging-market loan book that's “highly exposed to significant negative developments in China” …

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Video: Obama hosts Burmese president at the White House
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In a photo op Monday afternoon with Burma’s president, Thein Sein, President Obama repeatedly referred to the nation as Myanmar – new acknowledgement of a “diplomatic courtesy” allowing “limited use of the name” to describe the former pariah state, though official U.S. policy “remains that Burma is the name of the country.”

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