Jason Leopold

Jason Leopold

Investigative Reporter

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The Huffington Post

An Urban Legend

Republicans like to brag that, as a political party, they're more fiscally responsible than their Democratic counterparts. Well, thanks to President Bush’s four years in office that theory can now tak...

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An Issue Just as Deadly as Terrorism

Two years ago, a Blackout plunged 50 million people in Northeastern U.S. and the Canadian province of Ontario into total darkness for more than a day, wreaking havoc on the U.S. economy. Now, we’re de...

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Return of the Crony

Michael Brown lives.

The embattled director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, who resigned earlier this month amid a firestorm of criticism, related to his agency’s inept response to Hurricane Katrina, has been re-hired as a consultant by FEMA, said a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees...

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Crofton Black: PREAL: The "Torture Textbook" That Took CIA ...

The PREAL manual was a textbook for military instructors, outlining how to do role-plays to teach students about pressures they might be exposed to if captured by an enemy government.

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Don’t Believe the Hype; Terrorist Warnings Just Another Way White House Tries to Change Public Opinion

It’s official: I’m a conspiracy theorist.
I’m probably one of thousands -- maybe tens of thousands -- who believe President George W. Bush and his most senior advisers will do anything to improve the ...

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Federal Enron Rewarding Commission

Chutzpah. That's the only way to describe the actions of President Bush.
Few people are aware that earlier this year the president appointed Joseph Kelliher to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Comm...

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Jason Leopold: The Environment Is Doomed

Earlier this year, President Bush appointed 66-year-old Sam Bodman to be his Secretary of Energy. For more than a decarde, Bodman ran a Texas oil company that spent years as one of the country's worst polluters.

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Karl Rove Lied to the FBI

Looks like Karl Rove did break the law, the same federal law that got Martha Stewart sentenced to six months in prison.
It now appears that Rove, President Bush’s political adviser, may have lied to t...

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Swartz FOIA Foiled - HuffPost Live

Jacob and Alyona speak to Truthout reporter Jason Leopold on the Secret Service continuing its investigation into activist Aaron Swartz.

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Update From Gitmo - HuffPost Live

Jason Leopold joins us from inside Guantanamo to discuss censorship in the 9/11 trial courtroom.

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Will Frist Survive?

It's one thing to lie in politics. It's another to be caught in a lie. Bill Frist has been caught in a lie. His political future is over. The immediate question is, can he survive as Majority Leader?
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