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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Here we go again

Do a Google search on "Feinstein resigns post" and you'll get several pages of links; most are from independent watchdog groups and e-news providers. There's now a goodly number of blogs & forums discussing the issue, as well. Most noteworthy, I haven't seen anything from the MSM yet, and this "broke" on Tuesday. Here are just three of the headlines:

Sen. Feinstein Resigns Military Appropriations Post (NewsMax.com)
Feinstein Resigns Post Amid 'Conflict of Interest' Questions (FreeRepublic.com)
Sen. Feinstein Resigns from Military Appropriations Post Amid Ethics Violation Cloud (Hendersonville Post)

Sen. Feinstein Resigns Military Appropriations Post
This article was written by Fred Lucas

Government watchdog groups want more answers as to why Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., stepped down from a military appropriations subcommittee at a time questions were being asked billions of dollars in federal defense contracts going to her husband's companies.

Feinstein resigned her post as chairwoman of the Senate Subcommittee on Military Construction Appropriations last week.

The decision came less than two months after Metro Newspapers, a group of alternative weekly papers in northern California, detailed the number of defense contracts awarded to Perini Corp. and URS Corp., both of which her husband, Richard C. Blum, has ownership, according to the newspapers.

The investigation was partially funded by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute, a non-profit organization affiliated with the liberal magazine The Nation.

"This was a critique from the left," Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest group, told Cybercast News Service. "These were left-leaning papers. The fact that she stepped down from the committee lends credibility to the charges."

exerpt from a post on OutdoorsBest Forums


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