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Republicans move to extend spies' power to collect phone data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move likely to re-ignite public debate in America over electronic spying, Republicans have introduced a bill in the Senate to extend a controversial law empowering the government’s bulk collection of U.S. telephone records.<p>A man stands in the middle of Grand Central …

16 Articles That Expose How They Lied Us Into War in Iraq

A list by Scott Horton for the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War<p>These are the articles Scott subsequently tweeted.<p><b>Raw Story: Path of War</b> …

The bigger, the less fair

SINCE its publication last year, Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” has ignited a furious debate about inequality in the rich …

Bill Gates, Monsanto, Geoengineering & Vaccines – The Critical Tie Points

Source: The Liberty Beacon, article by Roger Landry<p>TLB Note: The video contained in this article has many eye opening points and facts concerning …

Since 2000, America's Middle Class Has Shrunk in Every Single State in the Union

The American middle class is officially dying.<p>According to a new interactive map released by the Pew Foundation Thursday, the middle class shrank in …

General Amnesty: Petraeus's Escape

The retired general will pay $40,000 and get two years' probation. Not all leakers are so lucky.<p>The Obama administration is against intelligence officials leaking classified information—but some conditions may apply.<p>If you're a CIA analyst who talks to reporters, you might end up serving 30 months …

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Source: Probe Of Ferguson Police Uncovers Racist Comment About Obama

A federal civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Mo., police force has concluded that the department violated the Constitution with discriminatory policing practices against African Americans, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the report.<p>The investigation, the source says, …

Petraeus reaches plea deal with Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON — Former CIA director David Petraeus reached a plea agreement with the Justice Department, concluding a years-long investigation that shows he gave his mistress secret information, including names of covert officers and war strategy, according to court documents.<p>Petraeus, a retired …

I was a right-wing sidekick: What I discovered working for the anti-woman right

As GOP leaders woo the far right at CPAC this week, I recall my past as a young Jerry Falwell. Here’s what I saw<p>Frank Schaeffer<p>February 27, 2015 7:30pm (UTC)<p>As I watch the GOP presidential candidates duke it out to be "the most conservative" at CPAC this week, I'm reminded of my own long-ago past. …

U.S. Government Debt: 1981 To The Present

Does the U.S. government have a debt problem? Perhaps Washington has a spending problem? I suppose that’s like asking a thief is he has a problem stealing. Whatever your view, if the government did a better job managing the revenue it collects, we may not be having this discussion. Has the …

The sun is setting on Britain’s banking empires

It would be difficult to call 2014 anything more generous than an <i>annus horribilis</i> for many of Britain’s largest, oldest, financial institutions. This week, many of those storied banks tallied up the damage, took drastic punitive measures, and forecast more upheaval.<p>These banks remain sprawling …

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