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Peter H. Stone

Oversight

A Million-Dollar Pardon Offer at the Trump Hotel

Corey Lewandowski allegedly wanted a hefty fee in exchange for helping a government whistleblower win a pardon from the former president.

Oversight

Grand jury issues subpoena to former Interior chief

Probe focuses on whether Gale Norton broke a law that bars government officials from negotiating future jobs with a company that stands to benefit from official actions.

Oversight

Oversight body looks into complaints against State IG

President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency is conducting an initial review of claims the IG interfered with investigations of contractor fraud and waste.

Oversight

After Gonzales, Justice seeks to regain trust of employees

Successor's job, department officials say, will be to improve morale at headquarters and U.S. attorneys' offices.

Oversight

Inspectors general gain prominence with new Congress

Lawmakers are readying proposals that would ensure more protection for good IGs, while developing procedures to remove bad ones.

Defense

Law, PR firms help contractors navigate reconstruction inquiries

The Iraq procurement mess is hardly surprising given the lack of contracting systems and oversight processes in place initially, lawyers say.

Defense

Probes take their toll on Iraq contractor

Despite its longtime record as a government contractor, recent inquiries into Halliburton's activities in Iraq may have tarnished the company's reputation.

News

CIA Deaths

Defense

Intelligence questions

Criticism of the Bush administration is mounting for overselling, or misreading, intelligence regarding Iraq.

News

Big firms hustle for postwar contracts

Defense

Homeland security becomes a target for lobbyists

News

Commerce Department

News

Defense Department

News

State Department

News

Politicos hustle for ambassadorships

News

Cohen, aides to form consulting firm