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Wal-Mart and Watergate

April 27, 2012 - Wal-Mart has been accused of bribery in Mexico, but its behavior is far from unique: Many major corporations have been charged under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. law passed in response to an oft-forgotten aspect of the Watergate scandal of the 1970s.

How the South Carolina 'dead voters' hoax collapsed

February 24, 2012 - Facing federal scrutiny over a new voter ID law, South Carolina Republicans pushed lurid stories of dead voters taking over the polls. But even as the story fell apart, Fox News and GOP lawmakers dug in -- and still are, despite new evidence that zombie voter hysteria was a bad B-movie hoax.