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Feds won't budge on public access to drone legal memos

The public has no right to examine classified Justice Department legal opinions on the so-called "targeted killing" of Americans and foreigners, even though President Barack Obama recently acknowledged that the U.S. used drones to kill alleged Al Qaeda operative Anwar Al-Awlaki, the Obama …

ENDA lands support from another Democrat

<b>Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. (Facebook/tomcarper)</b><p>The legislation now has 51 co-sponsors, but not yet enough to break a likely Republican filibuster<p>Jillian Rayfield<p>June 17, 2013 8:16pm (UTC)<p>Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., became the 51st co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, meaning that …

Obama says he and Putin have ‘differing perspectives’ on Syria

NBC News | <b>June 17, 2013</b><p>Sorry, we do not have a transcript available for this video at this time.

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EDWARD SNOWDEN: How To Make Sure The NSA Can't Read Your Email

It's that last one that's gotten everyone's attention lately. Just how private is your correspondence online?<p>Depending on your politics, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is either a vile turncoat or a revered hero, but either way he has advice on how to stay two steps ahead of the NSA.<p>He held an …

Bill Would Ban Drone Strikes Against U.S. Citizens

WASHINGTON -- There's one measure that quietly passed in the House along with Friday's massive defense bill that libertarians may like: a ban on drone strikes against U.S. citizens.<p>The idea that the United States military could target citizens with Hellfire missiles from an unmanned aerial vehicle …