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.