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Greg Gordon

Facebook Agrees To Give Congress Russian Ads And Pledges To Dig Further

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg bowed to mounting public pressure Thursday and announced that the social media giant would turn over to congressional investigators about 3,000 ads purchased during the 2016 presidential campaign by a mystery-shrouded Russian company with links to the Kremlin.

September 22, 2017

Big Banks Paid Hillary Clinton Nearly $1.6 Million To Speak In 2013

Hillary Clinton earned nearly $10 million in speaking fees in 2013, including almost $1.6 million from major Wall Street banks.

August 1, 2015

Soda Shouldn’t Be Called ‘Diet,’ Advocacy Group Says

“Consumers are using products — Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi — that are advertised to make us think they assist in weight loss, when in fact ample scientific evidence suggests that this is not true, and the opposite may well be true.”

April 9, 2015

Watchdog Groups: Ex-Lawmakers Find Easy Ways Around Lobbying Curb

Former congressmen have little trouble finding loopholes to let them make big money as lobbyists.

January 13, 2015

Pentagon Watchdogs Scrutinize States’ Push Toward Online Voting

Will online voting be safe from vote tampering?

October 27, 2014

House Democrats Seek Probe Of Motorola’s Radio Contracts

By Greg Gordon, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Three senior House Democrats on Tuesday asked the Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog to investigate allegations, raised in a McClatchy series, that Motorola’s contracting tactics have led state and local governments to squander millions of dollars on the company’s pricey two-way emergency radio systems. “If the […]

July 15, 2014

Inaction Feeds Crisis Over Mississippi River, Environmentalists Say

By Greg Gordon, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Decades of shortsighted decisions by industry and government have put the Mississippi River’s future at risk, and degradation at its southern Louisiana delta is contributing to “the greatest land loss on the planet,” a five-state environmental coalition warned Wednesday. As much as $50 billion will be needed to […]

June 11, 2014

FBI Chief Mourns Loss Of Life To ‘Madman With Warped View’

By Greg Gordon, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Mourning three recent killings outside Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, by “a madman with a warped view of what America should look like,” FBI Director James Comey called Monday for stronger reporting of hate crimes and increased education to help prevent them. “There are jurisdictions […]

April 28, 2014

Motorola Defends Contracting Practices, Dismisses McClatchy Stories As Containing ‘Innuendo’

By Greg Gordon, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Motorola Solutions Inc. is rejecting as “innuendo” a series of stories in which McClatchy examined the company’s decadeslong dominance of the nation’s emergency communications market. Published on March 30, the stories described multiple ways in which city, county and state officials have favored Motorola with noncompetitive contracts, including […]

April 8, 2014

GM Consumers Complained For Years About Ignitions

By Greg Gordon, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Consumers made at least 133 warranty claims with General Motors about defects in the ignitions of its cars from June 2003 to June 2012, while the company continued to deny any defects, congressional investigators have found. Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California released a summary of the findings […]

April 1, 2014