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  •  Dodd sounded a little bit like Teddy's minimum (12+ / 0-)

    wage speech - he was angry.  Glad to hear Boxer taking this one too.  She's in a tight race and we in CA can't afford for her to lose her seat.

    Pootie guardian ~ Woozle lover

    by barkingcat on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 01:37:09 PM PDT

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    •  Fiorina (4+ / 0-)
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      Now if Fiorina can be tied to this in any way, Boxer will be home free. I don't know the date she left HP; do you? The whole thing would be well worth researching.

      From the WSJ:

      The U.S. government has joined German and Russian authorities in investigating whether Hewlett-Packard Co. executives paid millions of dollars in bribes to win a contract in Russia, according to people familiar with the matter.

      The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department are investigating whether H-P committed any violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, these people said, as part of a widening probe ...

    •  Boxer-Fiorina: Here ya go (3+ / 0-)
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      Just saw this at TPM:

      Yesterday I noted that Russia and Germany were investigating alleged bribery by HP executives back in 2003 when now-Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was the company's CEO. The alleged bribery was part of an effort to secure a major contract with the Russian government. Now comes news that the Securities and Exchange Commission is joining the investigation as part of their jurisdiction under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Journal says it's "part of a widening probe into the company's activities."

      I can't see how that's a good thing for Fiorina's Senate campaign.

      •  I feel slimed just looking at her (1+ / 0-)
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        by barkingcat on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 04:37:17 PM PDT

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      •  Good info. Good timing for the election. (1+ / 0-)
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        SEC, Justice, Russia, Germany. She's going to be busy appearing in front of Congress. Maybe she'll be lucky enough to answer questions from Barney Frank.

        Coffee table, meet very articulate and learned Congressman. Prepared to ask very laid back and gimme questions-not.


        by CuriousBoston on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 07:02:03 PM PDT

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