Matthew Schelzi

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How The Western Press Is Getting It Terribly Wrong In Ukraine

When the pundits talk about Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Ukraine, they usually mean troops and tanks, but his greatest weapons are ,in fact, his propaganda machine and the gullible western media.<p>So far, he has been winning stunning victories without firing a shot. Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin …

NSA Wants to Keep Phone Records Longer Because of Privacy Lawsuits

The National Security Agency says it needs to hold Americans’ phone records for longer than the law currently allows so they can be used as evidence …

Head Of Ukrainian Parliament Assumes Presidential Power

<b>This post was updated at 4:00 p.m. ET.</b><p>Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's opponents are moving quickly to take government power, although no one is certain how permanent those moves will be.<p>The Ukrainian legislature has voted to give the president's powers temporarily to the Parliament speaker, …

Bloodshed continues in South Sudan as warring groups remain deadlocked

It is time to take stock in South Sudan, a process involving macabre, but far from conclusive calculations. No one knows for certain how many have died. The ethnic groups targeted by the massacres are totting up lists of (largely civilian) victims, most belonging to the Dinka and Nuer ethnic …

Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend found guilty in retrial

Amanda Knox and Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty by an Italian court in their latest trial more than two years after they were acquitted of murdering a British student.<p>Knox, 26, remained in her Seattle home for the current trial, which was ordered after Italy's Supreme …

Crime

Senate pushes envelope on gridlock

Pent-up frustration over a lack of Senate votes threatens to muck up even the least controversial measures that come before the chamber.<p>After the recent scuttling of bipartisan bills on energy efficiency and expired jobless aid, the knotted-up chamber is reaching levels of gridlock that may make it …

A Union For Home Health Aides Brings New Questions To Supreme Court

<b>Listen · 5:33</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in an Illinois case that could drive a stake through the heart of public employee unions.<p>At issue are two questions: whether states may recognize a union to represent health care workers who care for …

Maria Shriver's Report, 'A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,' Reveals The Financial Struggles Of American Women

One-third of American women are living at or near the brink of poverty.<p>That's one of the key findings from <i>The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink</i>, a new report coauthored by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress. The report features extensive research on women's …

Person of the Year Runner-Up: Edward Snowden

He pulled off the year’s most spectacular heist. Exiled from his country, the 30-year-old computer whiz has become the doomsayer of the information …

Kim Jong Un Purges No. 2, Jang Song Thaek

The demotion of the North Korean leader’s second in command is a sign of deep turmoil in Pyongyang’s snake pit.<p>Jang Song Thaek, often described as …

Conn. town to release school massacre 911 tapes

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The town of Newtown, Conn., says it will release the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Wednesday.<p>A Connecticut Superior Court judge ruled last week that the tapes from last December should be released to The Associated Press after a lengthy fight over …