by Kara Brandeisky ProPublica, Jan. 17, 2014, 7 a.m. Today President Obama plans to announce some reportedly limited reforms to National Security Agency surveillance programs. Since the first disclosures based on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Obama has offered his own defenses of the programs. But not all of the president’s claims […]
Oh là là! An exposé published last Friday alleged French President François Hollande has been having an affair with French actress Julie Gayet for two years. The news was too much for the French first lady, Hollande’s partner of several years, Valérie Trierweiler. Reportedly, she took one pill too many and has been hospitalized ever since. […]
Internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emails show extensive collaboration between top agency officials and leading environmentalist groups, including overt efforts to coordinate messaging and pressure the fossil fuel industry. The emails, obtained by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (EELI) through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, could fuel an ongoing controversy over EPA policies […]
A Florida man was traveling South with his family on the way home from a wedding in New Jersey when the Maryland Transportation Authority Police began tailing his Ford Expedition. After about 10 minutes, the police pulled him over and told him they knew he owned a gun. They demanded he produce it for them on the spot.
During an appearance on radio shock-jock Howard Stern’s show this week, movie producer Harvey Weinstein said that he’s teaming up with actress Meryl Streep to produce a feature film that will make gun enthusiasts, namely members of the National Rifle Association, “wish they weren’t alive.”
Federal agencies paid out $688 billion of taxpayer money in improper payments between 2002 and 2012. And even though the agencies have known all along that the payments were being made in error, their own accounting indicates that $100 billion in improper payments is still on the books.
President Barack Obama’s urgent focus on closing the wealth gap in America is barely on anyone’s radar. Simply put, almost no one views income inequality as a problem — especially compared with the overall economy, unemployment, healthcare and, of course, government itself.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is planning to grade the President’s forthcoming National Security Agency “reform” package, and they’re asking Americans to make their wishes known before Obama unveils his plan on Friday. By The Electronic Frontier Foundation On Friday, President Barack Obama will announce changes and potential reforms he will make to the National Security […]
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Former defense secretary Robert Gates offers heavy criticism of Washington elites including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Congress and many other people involved with national politics in his tell all book Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. While some of his former colleagues have refrained from commenting on Gates’ book— which is […]