Greg Gordon

Is the era of oil nearing its end?

After nearly a decade of warnings that the world’s oil supply was running out, Americans now are hearing about technology breakthroughs that can unlock vast U.S. deposits of natural gas, help reverse a 40-year slide in domestic oil production and perhaps transform America into the next Middle East. But despite the euphoria, there’s a major problem: The looming American oil glut may simply not be enough to sate the United States and the rest of motorized humanity. | 08/12/12 00:00:00 By - By Greg Gordon

Romney's quest for White House began years ago, costing $200 million

Since first setting eyes on the White House, Mitt Romney and his backers have spent over $200 million - including $44.6 million of his fortune - on a seven-year quest for the Republican presidential nomination. | 03/04/12 13:34:00 By - Greg Gordon

With restrictions gone, '1 percenters' dish millions, alter race for White House

Partly as a result of the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling that even corporations enjoy the right to free political speech, a 2002 congressional overhaul that was supposed to rid big money from national politics is fast becoming a distant memory. Not only are wealthy Americans serving as financial angels to presidential candidates, but companies also have begun to write multimillion-dollar checks, and some may be doing so secretly. | 02/01/12 20:06:00 By - Greg Gordon

Obama's supporters deliver $40 million in campaign cash

President Barack Obama's campaign reported Tuesday that it raked in nearly $40 million in the last three months of 2011 and closed the year with $82 million in cash, aided by some 60 bundlers who each raised at least $500,000 for the campaign and the Democratic National Committee. | 01/31/12 20:35:00 By - Greg Gordon

Did Gingrich bend campaign laws with his 'independent' committee?

Newt Gingrich helped bankroll his resurrection from a has-been to a Republican presidential front-runner by exploiting a gap in federal campaign finance laws to create a political money machine that raised $54 million over five years. | 12/19/11 15:06:00 By - Greg Gordon

Feds to pay $2.5 million in '01 anthrax attacks, admit no blame

While denying negligence by one of its premier bio-weapons labs, the government has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a wrongful death suit filed by survivors of the first fatality victim of the 2001 anthrax mail attacks, court papers revealed Tuesday. | 11/29/11 18:54:00 By - Greg Gordon, Stephen Engelberg and Mike Wiser

Secret reports: With security spotty, many had access to anthrax

The Army laboratory identified by prosecutors as the source of the anthrax that killed five people in the fall of 2001 was rife with such security gaps that the deadly spores could have easily been smuggled out of the facility, outside investigators found. | 10/24/11 10:00:46 By - Greg Gordon and Stephen Engelberg

Citigroup settles for $285 million; no Wall Street exec jailed yet

Global banking giant Citigroup has agreed to pay $285 million to settle charges that it misled investors about a complex financial instrument tied to the now-crippled housing market, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday. | 10/19/11 18:47:00 By - Kevin G. Hall and Greg Gordon

Renewed probe into anthrax killings called unlikely

A senior Republican senator says it would take a powerful grass-roots movement or startling new evidence to reopen the Justice Department's investigation that branded a now-deceased Army researcher as the anthrax mailer who killed five people a decade ago. | 10/16/11 00:01:00 By - Greg Gordon, Stephen Engelberg and Mike Wiser

Newly released files cloud FBI's anthrax finding

In early 2002, federal agents who were hunting the anthrax killer were trying to winnow a suspect list that numbered in the hundreds. They knew only that they were looking for someone with access to the rare Ames strain of anthrax used in research labs around the world. Profilers said the perpetrator probably was an American with "an agenda." | 10/11/11 00:01:00 By - Stephen Engelberg, Greg Gordon, Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser

Was FBI's science good enough to ID anthrax killer?

A look at the scientific aspects of the most expensive federal investigation in history shows that new, more powerful technologies already had overtaken the methods used to pinpoint the flask as the murder weapon when prosecutors revealed their case in August 2008. | 10/11/11 00:01:00 By - Stephen Engelberg, Gary Matsumoto, Greg Gordon and Mike Wiser

FBI's case against anthrax suspect rife with questions

Newly available documents and testimony shed fresh light on the evidence against Bruce Ivins, the accused "anthrax killer" who committed suicide. While prosecutors continue to vehemently defend their case, some scientists wonder whether the real killer is still at large. | 10/11/11 00:01:00 By - Stephen Engelberg, Greg Gordon, Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser

Firefighters balk at post-9/11 digital radios, as failures risk lives

Many of the nation's biggest fire departments, spooked by allegations that failures by Motorola digital radios contributed to the deaths of at least five firefighters, the disabling of a sixth and scores of close calls, have limited use of the glitzy gadgets acquired in a post-Sept. 11 emergency-communications spending splurge. | 09/06/11 18:02:00 By - Lydia Mulvany and Greg Gordon

Grassley asks Justice to explain contradictory acts on anthrax

A senior Republican senator has asked the Justice Department to explain why its civil lawyers filed court papers questioning prosecutors' conclusions that an Army researcher mailed the anthrax-laced letters that killed five people in 2001. | 09/02/11 18:25:00 By - Greg Gordon, Mike Wiser and Stephen Engelberg

For victims' families, 9/11's aftermath still looms large

Spouses, parents and children of the nearly 3,000 victims have endured constant reminders over the last decade of the horrors of Sept. 11 — anniversaries, a drumbeat of terrorism alerts and arrests, the drawn-out identification of body parts and the recent killing of Osama bin Laden. But many family members have found inner strength, even inspiration, despite the holes in their hearts. | 08/29/11 13:00:00 By - Greg Gordon

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