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Pentagon adjusts plans for more intense attacks on Syria

U.S. war planners are preparing for three days of attacks on Syria, a longer bombardment than originally envisioned.<p>September 07, 2013|By David S. Cloud<p>Hundreds of demonstrators opposed to a U.S. military strike against Syria… (Olivier Douliery / Abaca…)<p>WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing for a …

Blocking TV ads: The new Whack-a-Mole?

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Debt limit to be hit by mid-October

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday warned congressional leaders that the government will run up against its borrowing limit by mid-October, setting up an earlier-than-expected deadline for what will be the fall’s most contentious battle between the Obama administration and Republicans.<p>Lew said …

New Details On How U.S. 'Helped Saddam As He Gassed Iran'

Newly declassified CIA documents "combined with exclusive interviews with former intelligence officials, reveal new details about the depth of the United States' knowledge of how and when Iraq" used chemical weapons against Iran in the 1980s, <i>Foreign Policy</i> reports.<p>According to the magazine:<p>"In …

Wal-Mart’s newest scheme to ruin the middle class

Just as bad as the original ’80s campaign, “Buy America” 2.0 continues Wal-Mart’s planned takeover of urban markets<p>Almost 30 years ago, as the U.S. was bleeding jobs, Walmart launched a "Buy America" program and started hanging "Made in America" signs in its 750 stores. It was a marketing success, …

The Science of Hyperloop

NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens' emails and phone calls

The National Security Agency has a secret backdoor into its vast databases under a legal authority enabling it to search for US citizens' email and phone calls without a warrant, according to a top-secret document passed to the Guardian by Edward Snowden.<p>The previously undisclosed rule change …

Egypt Cannot Possibly Use All Of Its US-Made Tanks 'Short Of An Alien Invasion'

Julia Simon of NPR reports that experts see no need for many of the hundreds of fighter jets and thousands of tanks that the U.S. has sent Egypt since the late '80s.<p>"There's no conceivable scenario in which they'd need all those tanks short of an alien invasion," Shana Marshall of the Institute of …

Military

E-book publishers side with Apple, ask DoJ to scrap new price-fixing rules

Apparently Apple isn't the only company thinking the US Department of Justice's recently imposed remedies against it were "draconian." US publishers HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and others have also ganged up on the DOJ with a legal brief opposing the punitive restrictions. In it, they …

Obama's Russia reset unravels

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden extended his 15 minutes of fame Wednesday, as headlines tied his saga to President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel a planned summit meeting in Moscow next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>But analysts said the talk of Snowden’s role in the …

NSA spy leaks: US, Russia to hold talks despite Snowden

<b>The US will go ahead with high-level talks with Russia on Friday despite Moscow's decision to grant asylum to ex-US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, US officials say.</b><p>Some members of Mr Snowden's family are applying for visas to visit him in Russia, his lawyer says.<p>Mr Snowden was granted asylum …

Surveillance

Google Glass to see policy questions

Wide-eyed fascination induced by Google Glass is about to smack into a real wall of policy implications — from the doctor’s office to the driver’s seat.<p>The wearable computer, subject of media interest and a strategic public relations push, has Congress swooning even as it triggers trepidation …

US drug agency surveillance unit to be investigated by Department of Justice

Civil rights groups express concern after revelations that secret unit conceals use of wiretaps and telephone records<p>The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into revelations that the Drug Enforcement Agency uses surveillance tactics – including wiretapping and massive databases …