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The Obligatory, End of the Year
Top 10 List

Here are the stories that got the most attention in 2012
The Palast Investigative Fund was quite effective this year. Vulture funds were banned, election theft made national headlines, and we outed gov’t profiteer posing as a candidate.
Oh, and our little book Billionaires & Ballot Bandits hit the New York Times Bestseller list for 5 weeks.
This was a great year for the Palast Team (other than our photographer getting his head and camera beaten) – and we couldn’t have done it without your support, financially and through the simple act of sharing our information.
We’re ready for 2013 and have already started putting together the plans for our next investigations, films and maybe even another book.
For now though – please re-read our top, breaking stories from 2012 – many of which you can find in Billionaires & Ballot Bandits.
While we’ll never see David Letterman reading these – you, our readers shared these stories around the world – on Facebook, on Twitter (@Greg_Palast) and by forwarding them to your friends via the old fashioned way e-mail.
PS: Please remember – a Palast Investigation never ends all these stories will be returned to – so remember the names, memorize the faces – because you’ll be seeing them again in a film and book yet to be named in 2013. That’s why the final, extra story is called “Don’t Touch That Snooze Button.”
Have a Happy New Year and rest up – because we’ve only just begun to fight!
-From The Palast Team
1. The Pig in the XL Pipeline
2. Romney’s Billionaire Funder Threatens BBC Investigative Reporter
3. UPDATE: Cops beat our cameraman ZD Roberts
4. Fracking: New Dangers
5. The Worst Teacher in Chicago
6. Congo Vultures Bagged
7. The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: 2012
8. Mitt Romney’s Bailout Bonanza
9. Democracy Now:  Ohio – Wrong Ballots for Black Voters
10. UAW Files Charges Against Romney  on his Auto Bail-out Profiteering
And one more…
Don’t Touch that Snooze Button

Greg Palast (Rolling Stone, Guardian, BBC) is the author of The New York Times bestsellers, Armed Madhouse, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and the book and documentary, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
His latest film is Vigilante: Georgia's Vote Suppression Hitman

Palast is currently working on a new documentary Long Knife, exposing the Koch Brothers' theft of Osage oil, to be released in 2024.

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