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In the last several election cycles, "deceptive practices" have been perpetrated in order to suppress voting and skew election results. Usually targeted at minorities and in minority neighborhoods, deceptive practices are the intentional dissemination of false or misleading information about the voting process with the intent to prevent an eligible voter from casting a ballot. It is an insidious form of vote suppression that often goes unaddressed by authorities and the perpetrators are virtually never caught.
The Boeing Company, the nation's second largest defense contractor with more than $2 billion in profits last year, is close to winning congressional approval for an unprecedented lease deal with the Air Force that could cost taxpayers nearly $6 billion more than if the service purchased the airplanes it plans to lease.