They've got muck; we've got rakes. TPM Muckraker
The U.S. has decided to continue holding five captured Iranians through at least October. The five were thought to be due for review this July, but were in fact reviewed in April; officials say that no one can receive two reviews within a six-month period. Both General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker acknowledge that they were unaware of the first review. (Washington Post)
The Washington Post digs deeper into the politicization in the Civil Rights Division under Bradley Schlozmanâs watchful eye.
The Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible for protecting the United States from cyber attacks, has itself been the victim of over 800 hacker attacks. (USA TODAY)
New Orleans is still struggling. A recent report from the Army Corps of Engineers found that large portions of the city would be flooded in a major storm; the Corps estimates a one percent chance of significant flooding every year. Meanwhile, the cityâs police force remains underfunded, making recruitment a challenge. (NY Times, TIME)
Both Arkansas senators support a letter sent Monday to the Justice Department asking for an investigation into allegations of vote caging against former Arkansas interim attorney Tim Griffin. (The Brad Blog)
The Senate Education Committee is looking to transfer $18 billion in subsidies from student loan companies over directly to needy students, primarily because of the ensuing scandal within the student loan industry. (Reuters)
A tape stolen last week in Ohio not only contained personal information on state employees, it also had the names and Social Security numbers of over 225,000 taxpayers. If youâre a buckeye, check your credit. Often. (Associated Press)