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Up to a Point: Shrugging Our Way Back to War in Iraq

We’ve begun a new military adventure in Iraq, and Americans don’t seem to mind. Isn’t that, you know, kind of weird?<p>I was on the patio honoring the …

Vulnerable Senate Democrats wary of Obama using executive powers on immigration

Senate Democrats at risk of losing re-election in moderate or conservative-leaning states this fall are wary about President Obama using his executive powers to sidestep Congress and act alone on immigration reform.<p>Their biggest concerns appear to be that Obama will expand his 2012 executive action …

Why Is a Major Green Group Backing a Republican Who Supports the Keystone Pipeline and Offshore Drilling?

The Environmental Defense Fund’s political branch wants to build bridges between Republicans and environmentalists—and they’re willing to make big …

Felony indictment challenges Rick Perry's pre-2016 image makeover

Texas governor has hinted that his actions were political business as usual but a trial could be fatal to his ambitions<p>Rick Perry had reshaped his image as he considered a second bid for the White House – ditching his cowboy boots, sporting fashionable glasses and travelling the country making …

Julian Assange has had human rights violated, says Ecuador foreign minister

Ricardo Patino says British government has no will to find a solution to stalemate that has confined WikiLeaks founder to London's Ecuadorian embassy for more than two years<p>Two years on, Julian Assange is still a prisoner of process<p>Ecuador's foreign minister has accused the British government of …

James Risen calls Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

• Journalist refuses to reveal source of story about CIA operation • President’s support for press freedom called ‘hypocritical’<p>The New York Times reporter James Risen, who faces jail over his refusal to reveal a source and testify against a former CIA agent accused of leaking secrets, has called …

Amnesty International Takes "Unprecedented" U.S. Action In Ferguson

"It was very difficult to see anything once the curfew went into effect last night," an Amnesty staffer says.<p>WASHINGTON — Amnesty International has taken "unprecedented" action to deal with the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, by sending resources the human rights group has never before deployed …

Eric Holder: Federal Medical Examiner To Look At Michael Brown's Death

Protesters march in Ferguson, Missouri. AP/Charlie Riedel<p>U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has taken another step in his investigation into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, whose death has led to fierce protests in the relatively small city of Ferguson, Missouri.<p>Holder's office released a …

Justice

We Now Know A Lot More About Edward Snowden's Epic Heist — And It's Troubling

Edward Snowden's in-depth interview with James Bamford of Wired offers details about his last job as a contractor for the NSA in Honolulu, which raise disconcerting questions about the motives of the former systems administrator.<p>While working at two consecutive jobs in Hawaii from March 2012 to May …

Surveillance

Report: Autopsy of Michael Brown shows he was shot at least 6 times

The first of three autopsies has been released, the New York Times reports<p>On Sunday night, while tear gas filled the streets of Ferguson, a few hours before the second night of a state-imposed curfew, results of the first autopsy of Michael Brown became public, in a report from the New York …

Perry moves ahead with '16 courtship despite case