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Feds Go After Lance Armstrong for 'Massive Economic Fraud'

February 22, 2013 After weeks of speculation about how they would respond to Lance Armstrong's recent doping admission, the Justice Department has decided to join a whistleblower lawsuit that could cost the cyclist millions in damages. The suit was filed against Armstrong two years ago by Floyd Landis, a former teammate who himself ...

Inspectors Find Major Iran Nuclear Move Ahead of Talks

February 22, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A week after being sent home from Tehran empty-handed, U.N. nuclear inspectors have revealed that Iran has being installing new centrifuges at their main nuclear plant, a clear act of defiance ahead of an upcoming round of talks. The Internal Atomic Energy Agency's lead investigators went to Iran last week ...

Is the White House Trading Benghazi Secrets to Avoid Questions on Drones?

February 21, 2013 As the Obama Administration maneuvers to secure John Brennan's appointment as CIA director, they are reportedly offering to give Republicans new information about the attack on Benghazi, in the hopes that Senators will back off on demanding more information about its drone program. The New York Times describes the ongoing ...

Two Weeks Before Sequestration, Congress Takes a Vacation

February 15, 2013 Senate Democrats claim they struck an "agreement" that would head off the looming sequestration cuts, but since the deadline is 14 days away and Congress is in recess for the next ten, you probably shouldn't hold your breath. It doesn't help that the plan—which includes a mix of tax increases ...

North Korea's Nuclear Negotiating Game Has It All Backwards

February 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow North Korea says it wants to conduct one or two more nuclear tests this year in order to force the United States into diplomatic talks—by doing the exact opposite of what the United States wants them to. Since the nuclear test they conducted on Tuesday brought near universal condemnations and ...

Nuclear Negotiations with Iran Fail... Again

February 14, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Leading negotiators for the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency left Tehran this morning after another round of talks with Iranian nuclear inspections accomplished absolutely nothing. Herman Nackaerts of the International atomic Energy Agency arrived Vienna this morning to report that no progress had been madeon an agreement to inspect Iran's nuclear ...

Rand Paul Will Block John Brennan Until He Gets an Answer About Drones

February 14, 2013 After the scuttled nomination of Susan Rice and rumblings about stopping Chuck Hagel's, it looks as though a Senator may actually pull out their one big "check and balance" gun and put a hold on an Obama nominee. Rand Paul has announced to the world that he will block the ...

Why North Korea's Nuclear Program Can't Be Stopped

February 12, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Despite years of war, sanctions, threats, and complete ostracizing from the rest of the planet, North Korea continues to defy all attempts to halt their nuclear operations. The state's latest test on Tuesday, its third in seven years, has officials around the globe condemning the regime and calling for new ...

The Man Who Shot Bin Laden Breaks His Silence

February 11, 2013 Phil Bronstein got the first interviews with the man who actually fired the bullets that killed Osama bin Laden—a man who is a hero to most Americans, but whose story since leaving the Navy has not been a happy one. Bronstein, the former editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, talked ...

Tim Geithner Is Not Selling Out

February 7, 2013 Unemployed Treasury secretaries generally don't stay unemployed for long, but unlike some of his predecessors, newly private citizen Tim Geithner won't be going for the big bucks right away. Geithner announced today that his first job out of Washington will be at the Council on Foreign Relations as a distinguished ...