Freedom of Information

Undocumented Immigrants May Get Less Time to Make Their Case

When Jonas De La Luz Jeronimo was picked up by the feds in North Carolina, his lawyer knew he needed to get to Jeronimo's 4-year-old daughter. …

Immigration

Jared Kushner's firm seeks arrest of Maryland tenants to collect debt

The real estate company owned by Jared Kushner, son-in-law and top adviser to President Donald Trump, has been the most aggressive in Maryland in …

Freddie Mac

FBI has 'reopened' case on search for Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting records

The FBI has "reopened" its consideration of a request for records on the infamous 2016 tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, the group behind that request told Fox News.<p>American Center for Law and Justice President Jay Sekulow called the …

Government

Q&A: Filmmaker on FBI surveillance of her neighborhood and the fight for the records that prove it

A still from Assia Boundaoui's film, The Feeling of Being Watched.<p><b>Growing up, Assia Boundaoui</b> felt like she was being watched. She wasn’t the only …

Columbia University

Sinclair's Local TV Takeover

The fiery conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group is taking over local TV all over the country. The FCC just gave them a bigger green light.

Journalism

The problem with the right to privacy

The plan to make Aadhaar mandatory for most day-to-day transactions hardly seems to fit the bill as a reasonable restriction on the right to privacy. …

Privacy

President Trump’s claim that foreigners are responsible for ‘the vast majority’ of terrorism convictions since 9/11

President Trump falsely said the majority of people who have been convicted of terrorism or supporting acts of terror since 9/11 came from abroad in his address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28. (The Washington Post)<p><i>“According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast</i> …

Politics

How can Pruitt sue himself? California wants to know.

The state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, filed a lawsuit on Friday to get the agency to say how it plans to handle Administrator Scott Pruitt’s …

Scott Pruitt

U.S. senator questions whether Wisconsin should bear full Foxconn cost

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is questioning whether Wisconsin should bear the full $3 billion in financial incentives being considered to lure electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group to the state.<p>Johnson raised the question since Illinois workers would also benefit from the plant, which is …

Business

FCC’s favors for Sinclair are the natural byproduct of a pro-industry agenda

Several Representatives are asking for an official explanation for why so many of the FCC’s actions seem to benefit Sinclair Broadcast Group, and a great New York Times report details a rather cozy relationship between the two. There’s no big conspiracy, though. Sinclair benefits because the FCC is …

Internet

"I was drugged with devil's breath and kidnapped in Manila"

<i>The scary and surreal story of American national William Entriken Jr.'s encounter with local con artists while he was in the Philippines is the stuff</i> …

U.S. Department of State

Energy Department Faces Pressure Over Power Study

Energy Secretary Rick Perry faces stepped-up pressure from environmental groups over a power grid study that he has signaled could help bolster coal and nuclear power.<p>On Monday, the Sierra Club announced it filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that the …

News (U.S.)

Scott Pruitt Is Turning the EPA into the KGB

Alex FormuzisScott Pruitt, polluters’ puppet and head of the Environmental Protection Agency, knows most Americans are strongly opposed to his …

Climate

Home Office backs down on nearly 13,000 immigration appeals in five years

Last November we asked a series of questions relating to the number of appeals made against visa decisions since 2012; the number that had been …

Rights & Freedoms

The Yin-Yang of Cybersecurity Legislation – The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Act

The dynamic of opposites permeates human culture: light and dark, push and pull, happy and sad, supply and demand, yin and yang. While we tend to …

Cybersecurity

Dems Demand Answers About FCC's Apparent Favoritism Toward Sinclair

As the <i>New York Times</i> published a scathing new report detailing how Sinclair Broadcast Group "is ridding itself of regulation" on Monday, three …

Liberal View

Sierra Club Sues DOE Over Secrecy on Grid Study

Sierra Club sued the Department of Energy (DOE) Monday for the agency's repeated delays in providing information on Rick Perry's ongoing grid study, …

Energy

Scotland's papers: Couple 'killed each other'

A couple found dead at home in Aberdeen, killed each other in a fatal final row, writes The Scottish Sun. The paper says Karen Flett, 57, and husband William, 56, - who had been married for 37 years - both suffered knife wounds in the tussle in July.<p>Like many of Tuesday's front pages, the i …

Aberdeen

Dreamers mark 5-year anniversary of DACA as program remains in jeopardy

Felipe Salazar was 10 years old when he immigrated to the United States from Colombia in 2001 with his parents. The family overstayed their tourist …

Immigration

Sierra Club Sues Energy Dept. Over Disclosure of Grid Study Data and Communications

The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit demanding that the Department of Energy reveal who it’s been consulting with as the agency rewrites a critical …

Energy

Scott Pruitt is dismantling the EPA in secret for the same reason the GOP health care bill was secret

Today’s GOP agenda is unpopular and indefensible.<p>The New York Times had a big story on Friday about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s propensity to operate in secret. It offers a detailed and damning review of the evidence, but it stops short of drawing the broader conclusion: namely, that the …

Politics

Donald Trump lied about terrorists, James Comey’s friend claims in lawsuit

President Donald Trump was not telling the truth when he said most terrorists who struck the United States came from abroad, according to a new …

Government

Hillary Clinton email case expands as FBI finds more confidential messages

The Hillary Clinton email fiasco isn't ending anytime soon, with State Department officials saying they have no idea when they will finish sorting …

Hillary Clinton

How is Israel compiling its BDS blacklists?

Human rights activists are challenging Israeli blacklists of supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights, or …

Middle East

Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decisions

(Here is the latest edition of the Institute for Justice’s weekly Short Circuit newsletter, written by John Ross.)<p>Friends, Texas is doubly blessed. Both the Texas Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit take seriously the right to earn an honest living free from unreasonable government interference. So …

News (U.S.)

Bureaucrats can't run but they can hide, and it's time to stop them

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch set aside ethical norms and good judgment to take her secret, election-year meeting with former Present Bill …

Government

Sinclair Broadcast is steadily expanding the reach of right-wing media

AM radio is already the exclusive preserve of right-wing agit-prop. Is broadcast TV next? The <i>New York Times</i> reports today on the coziness between …

Donald Trump

Scottish ministers refuse to release Prince Charles lobbying letters

Prince’s office supported proposals from charity that could financially benefit from loosening of Scotland’s teacher training rules<p>The Scottish government is refusing to release correspondence showing the Prince of Wales lobbied ministers to loosen up strict rules on teacher training for a charity …

News (Scotland)

Brexit linked to sharp rise in EU students’ CAO applications

Tens of thousands of students await Leaving Cert results and release of points requirements<p>Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 01:00<p>There has been a sharp increase in …

Brexit

‘Coincidences’ hinder Air Corps whistleblowers’ case

A number of whistleblowers allege that a health and safety failure on the part of the Air Corps has caused their chronic illnesses. <b>Joe Leogue</b> looks …

News (Ireland)