Celebrating our legal fellow’s last day with an office breakfast… That’s Meryl holding her going away mug signed by our staff.
Taxpayers Could Foot Bill For Fannie Mae Fraud Settlement -
We bailed them out, and now we might have to pay for their court settlement too.
Sh*t just got real. A note one of our coworkers posted on the fridge.
From the U.S. Department of Interior:
Not all of our public lands are far from urban areas. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area chronicles two hundred years of history, from Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier and the Mexican Republic, to maritime history, and the California Gold Rush. It also provides some pretty killer views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.
Photo: Justin Kern
fantastic image of the Golden Gate Bridge from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Ten Questions That USASpending.Gov Can’t Answer -
USASpending.gov is supposed to be a hub for citizens to find information about government spending, but it comes up short when trying to answer some key questions.
Today’s pretty sunset photo courtesy of the Marine Corps Flickr page.
The government ought to be limiting prosecutions to those intending to harm our national defense. The overzealous prosecutions and subsequent silencing of those who might disclose government information undermines the legitimacy of national security claims and every open government declaration the President has made. — Angela Canterbury, POGO’s Director of Public Policy, on the AP phone spying scandal.
Danielle in the makeup chair before taping Moyers. Today’s topic: industry influence over Congress.
The Justice Department is pursuing at least two major press investigations, including one believed to be focused on David Sanger’s reporting in a book and in The Times on an American-Israeli effort to sabotage Iranian nuclear works. These tactics will not scare us off, or The A.P., but they could reveal sources on other stories and frighten confidential contacts vital to coverage of government. — The New York Times lashes out against the secret DOJ dragnet of AP phone and email records, saying that the Obama administration has “a chilling zeal for investigating leaks and prosecuting leakers.” (via thepoliticalnotebook)
We’re in the Big Apple to talk to Bill Moyers about industry’s undue influence in Congress.