Jun 11, 2003

REHNQUIST RESIGNS

Ok, not the same one, but it makes me wonder about how far from the tree the apple does fall

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Rehnquist undermined the independence of the office, showed poor judgment and created "an atmosphere of anxiety and distrust," Congressional investigators say in a new report to be issued this month.
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Rehnquist appeared to be "unduly influenced" by the officials who run those programs.
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Rehnquist apparently bypassed Civil Service procedures in selecting an individual for a top Civil Service position, in possible violation of federal law.
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Rehnquist said, "The whole gun incident was a tempest in a teapot."
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Rehnquist combined official business with personal activities. "Large blocks of time could not always be accounted for," it said. For example, on an eight-day trip to San Francisco and Phoenix, the only official activities that could be documented were two half-hour speeches.
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the accounting office found that the amount of money recovered from people accused of filing false claims declined by 47 percent, to $518.7 million in 2002 from $974 million in 2000, even though federal spending on Medicare and Medicaid rose 20 percent in those years.
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what is the sound of one back being scratched?


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