Justice Department has begun an investigation of Standard & Poor


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Revenge and the abuse of power: The Obama Justice Department has begun an investigation of Standard & Poor.

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  • John M. Egan

    I’m sure after this investigation the Justice Dept. will then investigate the New Black Panthers’ voter intimidation in Philadelphia during the last presidential election. After all, they are for justice- or are they just for selective justice with this administration? November, 2012 can’t come fast enough!

  • That’s merely keeping in character with this Administration and this president: blame the messenger. The pettiness of this individual is no longer unexpected, but I am amazed that he engenders any respect at all.

  • key quote:

    “The investigation began before Standard & Poor’s cut the United States’ AAA credit rating this month, but it is likely to add fuel to the political firestorm that has surrounded that action.”

    blair : i agree the administration has blamed the messenger but this headline refers the beginning an investigation before the credit downgrade so if you think the president is petty it should not be because you think he launched an investigation when he got the message they would downgrade the US rating . what you said could confuse someone into thinking thats what you meant

    Same thing goes for the title of this topic . we should talk about revenge and the abuse of power but this investigation beginning months ago should not be twisted into headlines that allow people to assume the president or other politicians are lashing out at S&P now for the downgrade with this investigation . i think they have and probably will continue to attack S&P for the downgrade as the political firestorm heats up but lets wait until it is official or at least use a clear and real source instead of a misleading headline

  • Kelly Starks

    Chicago politics.

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