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Did the AP Rip Off CQ?

To paraphrase Gus Haynes, you never really want to call another reporter a rip-off artist. At a wire service, it can be hard to credit someone who broke a story

Ismaeel Delgado
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Mar 25, 2008

To paraphrase Gus Haynes, you never really want to call another reporter a rip-off artist. At a wire service, it can be hard to credit someone who broke a story if that story isn’t all over TV or the big papers. But it seems like the AP may owe Congressional Quarterly’s Jeff Stein an apology.

On Friday, Stein, CQ’s crack national-security reporter — you probably remember him from such triumphs as Silvestre Reyes Plays Himselfwrote about how the White House is blocking families of the victims of Libyan terrorism from getting their due compensation. He reported a letter that the Bush administration sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) asking Congress to exempt the families from a bill allowing victims of terrorism to sue their aggressors:

Ismaeel Delgado | Ismaeel Delgado has been working for the Ministry of Information and Communications as a Technical Officer for the past five years. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with a Masters in Information and Communication Engineering. He is involved in the review, revision, redesign, and expansion of the required structure, legislation, laws, and technically relevant national planning and program for spectrum management based on ITU radio regulations as a technical officer in the Ministry of Information and Communications' Frequency Management Department.

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