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Thursday July 9th, 2015
What Does It Take to Get a Gag Order in the Southern District of New York? posted 07/09/2015, 10:31 AM (CL&P Blog)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Not much, it appears. ... (more)

Monday July 6th, 2015

Press Roped Down By Aides at Hillary Event posted 07/06/2015, 10:27 AM (The Weekly Standard)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The press was roped down by aides today at Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire. Photos of the press corps following Clinton at a July 4 parade were shared today on Twitter and Snapchat.... (more)

Thursday July 2nd, 2015

Donald Trump's Business Relationships With New York City Under Review, Administration Says posted 07/02/2015, 7:09 AM (Newsday)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that his administration is reviewing the city's business relationships with billionaire developer Donald Trump, who is under sustained fire for his presidential campaign speech suggesting criminals were rife among Mexicans who enter the country.... (more)

Wednesday July 1st, 2015

VIDEO: Girl Bursts Into Tears After Hillary Touches Her posted 07/01/2015, 8:38 AM (The American Mirror)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Is Hillary Clinton the lost Beatle? Or channeling Barack Obama circa 2008?

Her latest ad could certainly leave that impression.

The campaign ad, titled, “A Pledge,” features the candidate reaching out to a girl who says she has cystic fibrosis. Within moments, the girl was in tears.
... (more)

Tuesday June 30th, 2015

NBCUniversal Cuts Ties With Donald Trump Over Immigration Comments posted 06/30/2015, 7:13 AM (CNN)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
"They will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won't stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be." ... (more)

Monday June 29th, 2015

New Gun Study Misses the Point on Self-Defense, and Uses Bad Data to Boot posted 06/29/2015, 2:44 PM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A recent report from Violence Policy Center purports to show that private gun possession results in many more criminal firearm homicides than justified killings, a conclusion that was quickly picked up by several media outlets. But it isn... (more)

Friday June 26th, 2015

Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House posted 06/26/2015, 5:09 AM (TheHill)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The Senate voted Wednesday to approve fast-track authority, securing a big second-term legislative win for President Obama after a months-long struggle.

The 60-38 Senate vote capped weeks of fighting over the trade bill, which pitted Obama against most of his party — including Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
... (more)

Thursday June 25th, 2015

The fun they had: New York Times staff mimicked mass killings in leaked photos posted 06/25/2015, 3:50 AM (RT)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Two leaked photographs show top New York Times staff in poses making fun of mass killings shortly after they happened.... (more)
How the PC police act behind closed doors...

Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

Piers Morgan: Jail White People Who Use the N-Word posted 06/23/2015, 1:12 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Former CNN host and vehement gun control advocate Piers Morgan today called for all white people who use the N-word to be arrested and thrown in jail.

The debate began after President Obama uttered the w
... (more)

Monday June 22nd, 2015

Old Enough to Die For the Government, But Not Old Enough to Smoke Cigarettes posted 06/22/2015, 5:04 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Hawaii just raised the legal smoking age to 21. Under the new anti-smoking regime, those under 21 will not be grandfathered in, meaning they'll be forced to quit or become criminals and smoke illegally.
... (more)

Karl Rove: Only Way To Stop The Violence Is To Repeal Second Amendment posted 06/22/2015, 5:02 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]

Skip the intro by skipping to 00:14.

Friday June 19th, 2015

Silk Road creator's lawyer: Ex-Secret Service agent's guilty plea 'undermines government's entire investigation' posted 06/19/2015, 4:45 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The lawyer for convicted Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht said Friday an ex-Secret Service agent's expected guilty plea to stealing more than $800,000 of bitcoins during a probe of the black market website shows the investigation was corrupt.... (more)

Thursday June 18th, 2015

Obama Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Church Shooting, Says Such Mass Killings Unique to America posted 06/18/2015, 4:30 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Never let a crisis go to waste.

From CBS:
“Any death of this sort is a tragedy, any shooting involving multiple victims is a tragedy,” Obama said. “There’s something particularly heartbreaking about a death happen... (more)

OPM Contract for Credit Monitoring Services Called into Question posted 06/18/2015, 4:29 PM (
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
With all the focus on the cyber breach affecting anywhere from 4 million to 14 million current and former federal employees, let's not overlook the simple fact that despite what some would call urgent and compelling needs, the government has rules and regulations that still must be followed.

One shining question mark in this discussion is how the Office of Personnel Management went about awarding its contract for credit monitoring services to Winvale/CSID.

Several m
... (more)

Tuesday June 16th, 2015

Possible Pentagon Destruction of Evidence in NSA Leak Case Probed posted 06/16/2015, 2:20 PM (McClatchy DC)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Two government watchdog agencies are investigating whether the Pentagon inspector general destroyed evidence improperly during the high-profile leak investigation of former National Security Agency senior official Thomas Drake.

The Justice Department acknowledged the probes in a letter last week to a federal magistrate judge who recently received the allegations from Drake’s lawyers. The judge is determining whether she should take further action in a case that ended in 2011 when
... (more)

Monday June 15th, 2015

Why the Law Doesn't Apply to People like David Petraeus posted 06/15/2015, 1:15 PM (Salon)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Not only does the national security elite believe members of their club should face different standards of justice, but they also believe our recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been successes.

That’s the lesson one gets from reading the letters written to Judge David Kessler in support of a lenient sentence for David Petraeus after his conviction for leaking classified inform
... (more)

Friday June 12th, 2015

Hack Of Federal Gov't Employee Info Is Much, Much Worse Than Originally Stated: Unencrypted Social Security Numbers Leaked posted 06/12/2015, 11:59 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Over a decade ago, I pointed out that every single time there were reports of big "data leaks" via hacking, a few weeks after the initial report, we would find out that the leak was even worse than originally reported. That maxim has held true over and over again. And, here we go again. Last week, we noted that the US government's Office of Personnel Management had been hacked, likely by Chinese hackers. An... (more)

Thursday June 11th, 2015

Paul Ryan’s Pelosi-Esque Obamatrade Moment: ‘It’s Declassified And Made Public Once It’s Agreed To’ posted 06/11/2015, 11:38 AM (Breitbart)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Chief Obamatrade proponent House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan admitted during Congressional testimony on Wednesday evening that despite tons of claims from him and other Obamatrade supporters to the contrary, the process is highly secretive.

He also made a gaffe in his House Rules Committee testimony on par with former Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s push to pass Obamacare, in which she said infamously said: “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what i
... (more)

Bill Clinton Contradicts Hillary on Email Claims posted 06/11/2015, 11:38 AM (Fox News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Bill Clinton appeared Wednesday to contradict his wife's claims about their personal email use, saying he's only sent two emails in his life -- despite Hillary Clinton saying some of the private messages on her personal server were from her and her husband.

The former president addressed his very sparing email use at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Denver.

He said the "only time" he got on the Internet was to do "two emails" and order Christmas presents. ... (more)

Wednesday June 10th, 2015

Obama Goes Full Stalin: Tells Secret Court To Ignore Law He Signed 4 Hours Earlier, Extend Illegal NSA Surveillance posted 06/10/2015, 10:57 AM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Just when we thought the absurdity that marks every single day of Obama's reign could not possibly be surpassed, we learned that 4 hours (3 hours and 47 minutes to be precise) after the US president vowed to sign a new law banning bulk data collection by the NSA (named, for purely grotesque reasons, the "USA Freedom Act"), the Obama administration asked the secret Fisa surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National ... (more)

One Voter Shows Up At Santorum Event In Iowa posted 06/10/2015, 10:41 AM (Politico)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
At first, one was the loneliest number for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Monday.

Just one Iowan showed up at 2 p.m. campaign stop Monday at a restaurant in the unincorporated community of Hamlin, population 300, according to a report from The Des Moines Register — Peggy Toft, an insurance agent who chairs the county’s Republican Party.
... (more)
They say it's the best turnout he's ever had! - Chris

Tuesday June 9th, 2015

'Wounded Warrior' Charity Fights--To Get Rich posted 06/09/2015, 9:39 AM (The Daily Beast)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The Wounded Warrior Project’s CEO wants charity execs to get a big-league salary without worries about high overhead—and he’s not shy about selling donor info.... (more)

Monday June 8th, 2015

Bilderberg 2015: Full Attendee List & Agenda posted 06/08/2015, 7:50 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The official Bilderberg Group website has released the full attendee list and agenda for this year’s conference. As ever, the list of topics to be discussed is so vague as to almost be meaningless. Infowars will have full coverage of Bilderberg’s detailed agenda later today and for the rest of the week.... (more)

Senators Move to Ban Use of Taxpayer Dollars to Pay NFL Teams to Honor Troops posted 06/08/2015, 7:50 AM (CNN)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Washington (CNN)Honoring U.S. troops at National Football League games should be done out of a sense of patriotism, not a quest for profit, says a bipartisan group of senators who are moving to ban the use of taxpayer dollars for the practice.

Sens. John McCain, R-Arizona; Jeff Flake, R-Arizona; and Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, filed an amendment Thursday to the National Defense Authorization Act that bans the Department of Defense from spending taxpayer funds to honor Ameri
... (more)

Thursday June 4th, 2015

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (ProPublica)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot below a wall with a hand-painted logo of the American Red Cross.

In late 2011, the Red Cross launched a multimillion-dollar project to transform the desperately poor area, which was hit hard by the earthquake that struck Haiti the year before. The main focus of the project — called
... (more)

Monday June 1st, 2015

Hastert Indictment: Charge Him With Non-Crimes, Anonymously Accuse Him of Being a Pedophile posted 06/01/2015, 6:24 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Glenn Greenwald explains how the justice system works in Amerika...

"Hastert was indicted for two alleged felonies: 1) withdrawing cash from his bank accounts in amounts and patterns designed to hide the payments; and 2) lying to the FBI about the purpose of those withdrawals once they detected them and then inquired with him. That’s it. For those venial acts, he faces five years in a federal prison on each count."
... (more)

Friday May 29th, 2015

The NYTimes Plays Its Role In 'Keeping Fear Alive' With Pure Fearmongering Over PATRIOT Act Renewal posted 05/29/2015, 5:40 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Earlier this year, we wrote about the psychological games that surveillance state defenders play -- both on themselves and the public -- to continually ratchet up programs that show no evidence of working. In it, we pointed to a great post by the ACLU's Kade Crockford, highlighting a rare case where an FBI official was forthright abou... (more)

Thursday May 28th, 2015

Texas House Pushing to Criminalize Citizens Who Record Legislators posted 05/28/2015, 5:18 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Texas House members voted Tuesday to keep a provision within an ethics reform bill that would open citizen journalists to lawsuits if they were to audio record a legislature without permission.... (more)

Bill Clinton Paid Through Shell Company With No Empoyees Or Assets... posted 05/28/2015, 5:18 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family's finances.

Because the company, WJC, LLC, has no financial assets, Hillary Clinton's campaign was not obligated to report its existence in her recent financial disclosure report, officials with Bill Clinto
... (more)

Tuesday May 26th, 2015

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department posted 05/26/2015, 6:15 PM (IB Times)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States' oil-rich ally in the Middle East.... (more)

New DEA Chief Retreats On War Against Weed, Says DEA Will No Longer Focus On Marijuana posted 05/26/2015, 6:21 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Washington D.C. – With states all across the country lowering their penalties in marijuana cases, the incoming DEA chief says that the agency will no longer focus on marijuana. Chuck Rosenberg, a former administrator at the FBI, claimed that instead of attacking marijuana users and sellers, that he wants to "improve the DEA's procedures on classifying, declassifying and reclassifying drugs," as the new chief of the DEA.

Rosenberg "has proven himself as an exceptional leader, a ski
... (more)

Monday May 25th, 2015

Bill Nye, The Alarmist Climate Guy, Says It's 'Unpatriotic' To Question Government Approved 'Science' posted 05/25/2015, 5:28 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Bill Nye, the so called ‘science guy’ has penned a piece for the leftist website Vox in which he actually suggests that the US Constitution says anyone who disagrees with government on scientific matters is unpatriotic.

Nye, who is firmly entrenched in the climate alarmist camp, breaks out the word “denier,” as per usual and attempts to argue that those who question global warming are defying the core principles of the United States.
... (more)

Friday May 22nd, 2015

Judge Won't Give Public Access to Senate Report on CIA Torture posted 05/22/2015, 4:53 PM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
(CN) - Civil libertarians cannot force a full disclosure of the nearly 7,000-page Senate report on the CIA's use of torture in interrogations, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

The 6,963-page "Final Full Report" by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) has been in a quasi-limbo since Republicans took control of Congress at the beginning of this year.
... (more)

Tuesday May 19th, 2015

Chris Christie Calls Snowden Supporters “Civil Liberties Extremists” in His Latest Desperate Neocon Diatribe posted 05/19/2015, 2:45 PM (Liberty Blitzkrieg)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Chris Christie is a uniquely American embarrassment. Only a person so completely consumed with his own bullshit and narcissism could miss the fact that he characterizes the word coward. He’s created a national presence for himself as a warrior against corruption, yet he only punches downward, and exclusively picks on the weak. While he rails against entitlements and takes particular pleasure in attacking teachers, he never dares go after the real entitlement criminals. Wall Street bailout babies... (more)

Sharpton's Daughter Suing NYC For $5 Mil Over 'Sprained Ankle,' Outed As Not-So-Hurt posted 05/19/2015, 2:45 PM (WND)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter, Dominique Sharpton – who’s suing the city of New York for $5 million for a sprained-ankle claim – may not be as injured as purported.

She’s been outed by Instagram and social media photographs with a seemingly healthy ankle, climbing a mountain in Bali, Indonesia. The photographs come as her suit alleges “she still suffers” from massive ankle pain from a twisting she received from a street crack in Soho a year ago, the New York Post reported.
... (more)

Monday May 18th, 2015

Australian Territory Orders More Speed Cameras Despite Accident Increase posted 05/18/2015, 2:21 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Serious accidents increased where speed cameras were used in the Australian Capital Territory according to a report released Thursday by ACT officials who cited the finding as a reason to install more cameras. The much delayed evaluation examined accident records at 121 locations, half with and half without automated ticketing machines, from 1994 to 2012.... (more)

Friday May 15th, 2015

Kim Dotcom: Julian Assange Has New Info Forthcoming About Hillary Clinton posted 05/15/2015, 1:40 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]

Student Challenges Jeb Bush on Iraq Claims by Declaring: 'Your Brother Created Isis' posted 05/15/2015, 1:39 PM (The Independent)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Jeb Bush was left grasping for a response when a student challenged him during a meeting by declaring: “Your brother created Isis”.

Mr Bush, the former governor of Florida and sibling of George W. Bush, was wrapping up a town-hall style discussion when Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old student at the University of Nevada, commanded his attention by asking him to take a student question.
... (more)

Forfeiture Funds Used to Oppose Marijuana Legalization posted 05/15/2015, 1:39 PM (Phoenix New Times)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A law-enforcement task force in Yavapai County cut a $50,000 check from RICO funds to a substance-abuse group dedicated to fighting marijuana legalization in Arizona, New Times has learned.... (more)

Thursday May 14th, 2015

'Fake' Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House posted 05/14/2015, 2:26 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Though the overwhelming and bipartisan passage of the USA Freedom Act in the House of Representatives on Wednesday portends the end of the NSA's mass collection of Americans' private telephone records, civil liberties groups found little else to celebrate as the ultimate passage of the bill, which now heads to the Senate, would re-authorize a number of worrisome programs by extending the life o... (more)

Wednesday May 13th, 2015

Shock Poll: Americans Hate Jeb Bush More Than Hillary posted 05/13/2015, 11:25 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Sixty percent (60%) of Americans would not consider Jeb Bush for president, compared to 51% who said the same about Hillary Clinton, according to national poll of mostly conservative voters.

The George Washington University Battleground Poll of 1,000 registered voters, of which only 16% identified with the Tea Party, also found that 48% of voters have an unfavorable vi
... (more)

Tuesday May 12th, 2015

Anti-Gun Lawmaker Arrested for Allegedly Shooting Girlfriend’s Car with Shotgun posted 05/12/2015, 10:09 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Democratic Sen. Virgil K. Smith is currently being questioned by Detroit police after allegedly firing multiple rounds into his girlfriend’s vehicle during a domestic dispute Sunday.... (more)

Monday May 11th, 2015

Russell Brand Trademarks 'r3VOLution' Logo Made Famous by Ron Paul Campaign posted 05/11/2015, 10:06 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Hot on the heels of selling his audience out by endorsing milk toast leftist Ed Miliband in the UK elections, it now has come out Russell Brand has trademarked the "rƎVOLution" logo with the word love reversed, a logo recently popularized by Ron Paul's presidential campaign.
... (more)

NFL Teams Paid To Thank Troops at Games posted 05/11/2015, 10:03 AM (
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Those salutes to American servicemen and women we all watch on the Jumbotron during halftime of NFL games? Turns out they are paid promotions costing taxpayers millions of dollars.... (more)

Saturday May 9th, 2015

After Legalizing Medical Marijuana, Puerto Rico Bans Smoking It posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Politicians in Puerto Rico have decided that although they will allow medical marijuana to become legal, they will still be imposing legal penalties on people who are caught smoking the plant, even if they have a prescription.

While it is true that ingesting cannabis orally is far more healthy than smoking it, people should have the free choice to decide what they want to do with their own body, whether they have a prescription or not.

"Smoking marijuana is not bein
... (more)

Attorney: Spy Chief Had 'Forgotten' About NSA Program When He Misled Congress posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (The Hill)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper wasn’t lying when he wrongly told Congress in 2013 that the government does not “wittingly” collect information about millions of Americans, according to his top lawyer.

He just forgot.

“This was not an untruth or a falsehood. This was just a mistake on his part,” Robert Litt, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said during a panel discussion hosted by the Advisory Committee on Tr
... (more)

DOJ Tells Judges They Don't Get A Say In Whether Information Is Classified posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (Boing Boing)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
DOJ lawyer Catherine Dorsey: "We don't think there is a First Amendment right to classified documents" -- she was seeking to suppress evidence of force-feeding torture in Gitmo.

She was speaking on behalf of the "most transparent administration in history (TM)."
The judges at the D.C. Court of Appeals appeared skeptical. Chief Judge Merrick Garland characterized the government's position as tantamount to claiming the court "has absolutely no authority" to uns... (more)

Thursday May 7th, 2015

CNN Anchor Says Constitution Doesn't Protect Hate Speech, Try Reading It. Okay, Let's Do That. posted 05/07/2015, 7:42 AM (Reason)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Chris Cuomo is co-host of CNN’s morning show. He’s also a former law and justice correspondent for ABC News. He has a law degree from Fordham University and is a licensed attorney. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is his brother.

In other words, this is somebody you’d expect would know what he’s talking about on the subject of basic constitutional facts.
... (more)

Wednesday May 6th, 2015

The Fraud of War: U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have stolen tens of millions through bribery, theft, and rigged contracts. posted 05/06/2015, 6:33 AM (Slate)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
U.S. Army Specialist Stephanie Charboneau sat at the center of a complex trucking network in Forward Operating Base Fenty near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border that distributed daily tens of thousands of gallons of what troops called “liquid gold”: the refined petroleum that fueled the international coalition’s vehicles, planes, and generators.... (more)

Tuesday May 5th, 2015

D.A.R.E. Gets Duped By Anti-Pot Satire posted 05/05/2015, 5:51 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
"Marijuana candies, sold on the street as 'Uncle Tweety's Chewy Flipper' and 'Gummy Satans' are taking the country by storm." That's the breathless opening sentence of a news story posted on the website of D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the infamous anti-drug organization that sends police into schools to teach kids about the dangers of drug use.

... (more)

British Comedian, Activist Russell Brand Backs Labour Party posted 05/05/2015, 5:49 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
LONDON (AP) -- British comedian-turned-political activist Russell Brand has changed his mind and is no longer urging people not to vote in Thursday's general election - now he wants them to vote for Labour.

[...]Brand said in his YouTube endorsement that Miliband wouldn't change things overnight but would listen to peoples' complaints. He also tweeted the video to his more than 9 million Twitter followers.
... (more)
Wow, what a revolutionary! - Chris

Friday May 1st, 2015

Clinton Charities Raked in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars posted 05/01/2015, 9:16 AM (Washington Free Beacon)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The Clinton Foundation and its major health charity have raked in more than $7 million from the U.S. government in recent years, according to an analysis of public records conducted by the Washington Free Beacon.... (more)

Thursday April 30th, 2015

Homeland Security Chief Admits He Doesn't Understand 4th Amendment posted 04/30/2015, 10:20 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
During a hearing Homeland Security head Jeh Johnson admitted Wednesday that he doesn’t know or understand the laws covered by the Fourth Amendment.

Johnson was appearing at a Senate gathering on the government's surveillance capabilities and authority, specifically regarding obtaining records from telephone companies without a warrant.

When Kentucky Senator Rand Paul began grilling Johnson, asking him whether those practices are lawful under the Fourth Amendment, wh
... (more)

Wednesday April 29th, 2015

The Exposure Of CIA Torture Is Finally Costing Someone A Job: Former Senate Staffer Alissa Starzak posted 04/29/2015, 7:08 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Oh, good. As if there was ever any doubt that the exposure of CIA torture was never going to result in anyone involved being held responsible, the current push to knock a former Senate staffer off her career path further confirms the government's preference for shooting messengers.
Alissa Starzak, a former Democratic majority staffer on the Senate Intelligence Commi... (more)

Obama: Police Must Hold Officers Accountable For Wrongdoing posted 04/29/2015, 7:03 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said the Baltimore riots show that police departments need to hold officers accountable for wrongdoing "instead of just the closing-ranks approach that all too often we see."

In an interview broadcast Wednesday morning on "The Steve Harvey Morning Show," Obama said his heart goes out of the Baltimore officers who were injured by rioters. He said there's no excuse for that kind of violence and Baltimore police showed "appropriate restraint.
... (more)

Tuesday April 28th, 2015

Judge Responds To Ross Ulbricht's Request For A New Trial: Ha Ha Ha Ha, No. posted 04/28/2015, 5:38 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
This is not a huge surprise, but the judge who oversaw Ross Ulbricht's trial for being the guy behind the original Silk Road wasted very little time in flat out rejecting his request for a new trial. To say that Judge Katherine Forrest is skeptical of his arguments would be an understatement. First, the st... (more)

After Falsely Accusing an Innocent Man, Lena Dunham Is Celebrated as a Rape Role Model posted 04/28/2015, 5:38 PM (Breitbart)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Lena Dunham isn’t the only victim of her sexual assault, and yet despite the fact that her unconscionable behavior resulted in an innocent family man being accused of her rape, the “Girls” creator is still being celebrated and honored as a sexual assault role model at events like this weekend’s Variety’s Power of Women New York Luncheon, and throughout the mainstream media.... (more)

Monday April 27th, 2015

Obama Secretly Loosened Standards for Drone Killings in Pakistan posted 04/27/2015, 5:43 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
While publicly vaunting drone strike reforms allegedly aimed at minimizing civilian deaths, President Barack Obama secretly loosened the standards for covert attacks in Pakistan, likely paving the way for the killing and wounding of an unknown number of non-combatants, the Wall Street Journal revealed Sunday.

The news follows last week's revelation that CIA drone strikes in Janu
... (more)

Sunday April 26th, 2015

Hawaii Moves to Raise Smoking Age to 21 posted 04/26/2015, 2:32 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
HONOLULU (AP) -- A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes.

"It's definitely groundbreaking legislation," said Jessica Yamauchi, executive director of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, which pushed for the bill. "It's amazing to be the first s
... (more)

Friday April 24th, 2015

Slap-on-the-Wrist Sentence for Petraeus Reveals 'Leak Prosecution Double Standard' posted 04/24/2015, 3:27 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The light sentence a federal court gave Gen. David Petraeus on Thursday is indicative of the hypocrisy in the two-tiered justice system that aims to aggressively punish whistleblowers, rights groups have charged.

The former CIA head pleaded guilty at a federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina for leaking highly classified information, including identities of covert officers, war
... (more)

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