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SEC Investigating Alledged Cheney-Era Halliburton Bribes

You may well be wondering what news is being papered over by the all Reagan all the time coverage recently. Well, here's an item of interest from the AP via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

HOUSTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is formally investigating allegations that a Halliburton Co. subsidiary was involved in paying $180 million in bribes to get a natural gas project contract in Nigeria. Vice President Dick Cheney was head of the oil services conglomerate at the time.

Most of the news stories tactfully refrain from mentioning Cheney, but these seem to be the very same allegations the French government took an interest in a while back.