Friday, March 27, 2015

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As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline has worn on -- and it's now well over two years old -- it's illuminated the...

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Washington, DC — Whether miffed over spying revelations or feeling sold out by U.S. moves in the Middle East, some of the United States'...

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Is the United States government's use of broad surveillance authorities as effective of a counterterrorism tool as its advocates make it out to be?...

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney, out promoting his new book Heart about how his life was saved by very expensive heart-transplant surgery, is simultaneously...

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A 33-year-old Filipino woman who came to the United States as a child and was quickly granted full American citizenship is suing the US...

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While public unease with the National Security Agency's surveillance efforts continues to grow, there are new signs indicating that technology companies are also upgrading...

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The Republican co-author of the US Patriot Act is set to reveal bipartisan legislation that would curb the domestic surveillance power of intelligence agencies. Rep....

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Former President Jimmy Carter slammed the nation's growing inequality and lack of affordable housing on Monday, and said that greater equality "would pay rich...

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In the midst of the ongoing government shutdown—with the GOP still trying their darndest to kill Obamacare and the global financial markets now truly...

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The government might be shut down, but both parties have agreed that the National Security Agency's dragnet surveillance programs will not be impacted by...

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A tiny wealthy male elite is behind most of the biggest contributions to the 2012 election cycle in the US, a new study shows....

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, September 30, 2013....

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By Dilip Hiro, TomDispatch This piece first appeared at TomDispatch. Read Tom Engelhardt's introduction here. What if the sole superpower on the planet makes its will...

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Record number of Republicans say the federal government has too much power Joy Wilke Gallup Sept. 24, 2013 Six in 10 Americans (60%) believe the federal government has...

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When it was first reported that the Department of Justice was illegally combing through the phone records of Associated Press offices and targeting journalists...

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“I think Congress should never exempt themselves from a law” Steve Watson Infowars.com Sept 23, 2013 Senator Rand Paul has announced that he intends to introduce...

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Rasmussen Reports Most voters willing to risk fed shutdown until Democrats and Republicans agree on ways to cut the budget. / via Wikimedia Commons President Obama...

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Betsy McCaughey ‘Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?” Image: Wikimedia Commons Be ready to answer those questions and more...

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Jiftlick, Occupied West Bank - In the Jordan Valley, contrasts are stark. Lush green agricultural fields and fenced-in greenhouses belong to the Israeli settlements...

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Credits Russian president for averting “unwanted and unwarranted military action” in Syria Adan Salazar A new petition on the White House's “We the People” petition submission...

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In the fallout of the revelations of vast spying by the NSA, there are signs Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff may be canceling her scheduled...

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Group planned to deliver copies of newspaper to Congress members today Adan Salazar A coalition of black citizens united under the banner of the National Black...

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As the Obama administration continues its "flood the zone" campaign to win congressional support for military force against Syria, a statement by the president...

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By Kevin Zeese,  This article originated with PopularResistance.org. The irony of the Obama presidency may hinge on whether he attacks Syria. He began his presidency prematurely...

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In the latest revelation made possible by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Washington Post on Thursday published an investigative analysis and interactive map of...

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David Cameron. (Photo: Palazzo Chigi/cc/flickr)  In a protest Threats by U.K. officials that the Guardian must "hand the Snowden material back or destroy it" have...

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J.D. Tuccille Reason August 25, 2013 The Gallup organization polled Americans across the partisan divide, and ranging in age from pimply and arrogant to wrinkly and bitter,...

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The United States Department of Justice has requested that former President George W. Bush and the highest figures in his administration receive full exemption...

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zerohedge.com August 20, 2013 While the much publicized Sunday morning detention of Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda at Heathrow on his way back to Brazil, in...

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In what they describe as an "Insurance Release," Wikileaks posted links for a series of encrypted files to their Twitter feed and Facebook page...

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Obamacare is the brainchild of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries Kurt Nimmo Retired Congressman Ron Paul went on CNN and pointed out something rarely...

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True the Vote announced research findings of evidence of 173 instances of alleged voter fraud by simultaneous voting in multiple states in the same elections on August 13.

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Representative democracies and autocratic dictatorships respond to profound internal crises in very distinctive ways...

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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room last week.

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US prisons are operating at 40 percent above capacity, with half of all inmates locked up for drug-related crimes. Attorney General Eric Holder has proposed changes to the criminal justice system that would reduce sentences for non-violent crimes.

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America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War.

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Obama also says the U.S. is not overreacting by closing some U.S. embassies for a week. The president tells Leno, "The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately."

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It’s a strange and terrible tragedy when a culture forgets its own history and identity. It is even more tragic when that culture becomes deluded enough to think it can replace its heritage from scratch.

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In an initiative aimed at rooting out future leakers and other security violators, President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents.

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US President Barack Obama quietly signed his name to an Executive Order on Friday, allowing the White House to control all private communications in the country in the name of national security.

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A global corruption survey has shown that more than half of respondents think that graft has worsened over the past two years and that police, the courts and political parties are the least trusted institutions.

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Last month's G8 summit in Northern Ireland has cost British taxpayer a dear £80 million Northern Irish Foreign Minister Sammy Wilson says.

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A recent opinion poll shows that 70 percent of people in France perceive their country's politicians as corrupt, Press TV reports.

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A tear should be shed, though keep in the singular. Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard and probably last for some time, is no more.

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America has a secret. It is not discussed in polite company or at the dinner tables of the powerful, rich and famous.

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According to witnesses, passenger Daniel M. Perry relayed to other passengers aboard the plane that he was a government worker, a claim that was later confirmed by sources.

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President Barack Obama has converted the CIA into his personal army and granted it unfettered assassination authority.

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British Labour leader Ed Miliband has lambasted British Prime Minister David Cameron on his government's economic policies, especially the falling living standards.

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Simple maths will tell you that getting 5% on a saving account at your bank for 5 years is a better deal than getting a £1,650 worth of lottery tickets in disgraced UK banks RBS and Lloyds.

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The accusations that the US spying program PRISM was shared with the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) are “baseless,” Foreign Secretary William Hague told MPs. He deplored classified data leaks, saying they create a “misleading picture.”

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As the last few diners pay the bill in a sleepy Carluccio’s in Watford, the waiter serving me an espresso also serves the hottest piece of town gossip for centuries.

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On Tuesday, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) helpfully explained that young men are so hormonally driven that they can’t act rationally. Cursed with a “hormone level created by nature,” they are just wired to lose control of themselves and rape.

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During the world’s most secretive gathering the Bilderberg Group is set to discuss topics including cyber warfare, US foreign policy, “developments in the Middle East” and “Africa’s challenges” despite the glaring absence of regional representatives.

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A British Conservative MP and his wife have abused their lesbian housekeeper to the brink of suicide when they groped her as they proposed a threesome, an employment tribunal has heard.

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The School Reform Commission (SRC), the leading oversight body in the Philadelphia school district, voted May 30 to approve its budget for the upcoming year.

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