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Secret government electronic surveillance documents must be released, judge says | VICE News

In a major victory for journalists and privacy and transparency advocates, a federal court has started the process of unsealing secret records related to the government's use of electronic surveillance.<p>US District Court Judge Beryl Howell said at a hearing Friday morning that absent an objection by …

Surveillance

Sen. Bernie Sanders buys lakefront home for nearly $600,000

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the tribune of working people, has bought his third house for nearly $600,000.<p>Fresh off the presidential campaign trail, the self-described Democratic socialist bought a seasonal waterfront home on Lake Champlain in North Hero, Vermont, for $575,000.<p>A Sanders spokesman …

Middle-class

Clinton fact-checked on 'truthful' claim in email scandal

Hillary Clinton is getting hammered for saying on “Fox News Sunday” that FBI Director James Comey confirmed her statements on her email scandal were “truthful” – with one prominent fact-checker giving the claim four “Pinocchios.”<p>The former secretary of state cited Comey when asked to account for …

Government

NAACP policy: public transit is a civil right!

At its 107th Annual Convention held July 16-20 in Cincinnati, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) passed a …

Transportation

British press freak out - Inept media believes naval 5-inch guns are literally 5-inch guns

A British tabloid made an embarrassing error Friday, writing a hysterical piece that incorrectly reported the Defence Ministry had paid hundreds of …

Clay Shirky to white liberals: Trump could win, so here's what you have to do

In an epic Twitter tear, Clay Shirky addresses white liberals who are horrified by the rise of Trump and reminds them that "Trump IS the voice of …

Lethal Force Training Industry Is Another Product Of The NRA's Fear-peddling

So it turns out that the cop who shot and killed Philando Castle during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb not only received 23 hours of training on active shooters, use of force and de-escalation methods, but also recently completed a private course called 'Bulletproof Warrior,' run by a …

Guns
Law Enforcement

Even Hillary Clinton Has Civil Liberties

Over twenty years ago, I published an article that argued that the rule of law was not only a myth, but an extremely dangerous one that causes people …

FBI findings tear holes in Hillary Clinton’s email defense

<i>By</i> <i>Lauren Carroll</i><i>, PolitiFact staff writer</i><p>The results of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of …

7 Key Takeaways From FBI Director’s Hearing on Clinton Email Use

by Melissa Quinn<p>FBI Director James Comey appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday to further detail the FBI’s …

Comey testifies Clinton email claims ‘not true’ at heated Hill hearing

FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s claims -- some made under oath -- about her use of a private email server were “not true,” fueling Republican questions about whether in doing so she committed a felony.<p>In a wide-ranging appearance before the House oversight …

Government

Hillary’s Banana Republic

FBI Director James Comey meticulously outlined Hillary Clinton’s wrongdoing and lies — before announcing she would face no consequences.<p>Tuesday …

Getting Elected President: The Only Way Hillary Could Now Get a Security Clearance

Yes, Comey says, she ‘sent or received’ e-mails that were classified at the time.<p>FBI Director James Comey made the amazing statement that no …

Government
Government

Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece

Hedge fund manager Marc Mezvinsky had friends in high places when he bet big on a Greek economic recovery, but even the keen interest of his mother-in-law, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wasn't enough to spare him and his investors from financial tragedy.<p>In 2012, Mezvinski, the husband of …

Europe

Under fire after secret meeting, Lynch to step back from Clinton probe

Under bipartisan fire following a private meeting with former President Clinton even as her Justice Department investigates Hillary Clinton over her secret email server, Attorney General Loretta Lynch will announce on Friday that she will defer to non-political subordinates on whether to bring …

Driving

Lynch's Surreptitious Meeting with Clinton Violates DOJ Ethics Regs

Any reasonable person would think there is something nefarious about the Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch meeting surreptitiously …

Corruption

State Department seeks 27-month delay for release of Clinton Foundation emails

The State Department has sought to delay the court-ordered release of emails between four of Hillary Clinton's top aides and officials at the Clinton Foundation and a closely associated public relations firm.<p>The motion, filed in federal court by the Justice Department late Wednesday, seeks to put …

Government
Surveillance

Do Evil — The Business Of Social Media Bots

Warning: reading this might lead you to lose faith in the media and marketing world! Oh — you didn’t really trust them to begin with? Well, let’s dig …

Americans can no longer be trusted with the Second Amendment

The carnage in Orlando on June 12 left Americans feeling helpless. And so it makes sense that many took heart in the Congressional push for gun control legislation that happened in the immediate aftermath. In light of shooter Omar Mateen’s potential ties to terrorism, Democratic politicians quickly …

Guns

More Clinton emails released, including some she deleted

An additional 165 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the State Department surfaced Monday, including nearly three dozen that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee failed to hand over last year that were sent through her private server.<p>The latest emails were released under …

Government

At Home or Abroad, Liberals Are Unscrupulous Jerks

What do the #VoteRemain and the #NoBillNoBreak have in common? Unscrupulous, nasty, manipulative, dishonest liberal jerks.<p>At Powerline on Friday, …

Defenseless in the Face of Our Enemies

What keeps America from protecting itself against radical Islam?<p>Editor’s note: <i>The following is adapted from a</i> <i>speech</i> <i>the author delivered this week at</i> …

Hawaii enacts first state law in U.S. to place gun owners in database

<b>(CNN) —</b> While the issue of gun control has made little headway in Congress, Hawaii this week enacted a series of gun laws, one of which the governor says makes it the first state to put firearm owners into a database.<p>That database, which is called the "Rap Back" system, is operated by the FBI and …

Guns

Top IT official: Disabling security for Clinton server laid out 'welcome mat' for hackers

A 2010 decision temporarily disabling State Department security features to accommodate Hillary Clinton’s private server effectively laid out a "welcome mat" for hackers and foreign intelligence services, a leading IT official who oversaw computer security at the Defense Intelligence Agency told …

Huma Abedin

With Clinton at helm, State Dept. got 'prestigious' award for record-keeping

At the same time then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was storing emails on a personal server in violation of the rules, her department twice received a "prestigious" award for its record-keeping practices -- an honor that, in retrospect, has watchdogs scratching their heads.<p>The National …

Driving

Clinton failed to hand over key email to State Department

Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The disclosure makes it unclear what other work-related emails may have been deleted by the presumptive …

Driving

State Department was forced to disable security features to receive messages from Clinton email server

State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features on the government's own systems, according to emails released …

Government