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In an effort to answer a simple question Thursday about her accomplishments as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton stammered her way into one of the great non-answers for which she’s famous. Speaking with an interviewer at the Women of the World Summit in New York, Clinton was asked: “When you look at your time as […]
This article, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation technologist Jeremy Gillula, was originally published on the organization’s website on April 4. You would think that by now the Internet would have grown up enough that things like online banking, email, or government websites would rely on thoroughly engineered security to make sure your data isn’t intercepted […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) complains in an interview with CQ Roll Call that members of Congress are very “underpaid.” “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” said Moran. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the […]
As chatter continues about the prospect of a Hillary Clinton Presidency in 2016, an Inspector General report raises new questions about the former Secretary of State’s leadership abilities. The report released this week details how the State Department misplaced $6 billion in taxpayer funds due to improper filing of contracts, mostly during Clinton’s tenure as […]
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court gave a whole new meaning to the saying “money talks.” In a 5-4 decision split along party lines, the justices proclaimed that campaign finance laws in place since the Watergate era violate donors’ free-speech rights. Wonder who’s happier: the politicians or the fat cats who are now free to […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
The House voted Thursday to strip Obamacare language that defines a full-time employee as anyone working 30 or more hours each week, a provision that some business advocates say is forcing companies to scale back the work time and paychecks of millions of Americans.
A video posted to YouTube this week provides yet another example of American law enforcement run amok. It shows a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy forcing his way into a private residence and arresting an occupant for “resisting an officer” after apparently threatening to shoot the young man in the head.
Reports emerged Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, in recent years, carried out tests of dangerous pollutants on human subjects without fully disclosing the risks — even as it sought “informed” consent from the participants.