From Editor Robert Parry: The slow pace of our mid-year fund drive has forced us to delay two key investigations that could affect Election 2012. One is whether Mitt Romney’s secretive business activities crossed over into money-laundering. The second is the deal that Rupert Murdoch struck with Republicans three decades ago.
Both investigations require some travel and other expenses. Because we have raised only a few thousand dollars toward our $50,000 goal, we have had to postpone some of our preliminary work, pushing back the timetables for completing the investigations – though we still feel there is enough time if we can go all out the next two months.
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Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet’s first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality of the mainstream U.S. news media.