Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Last week, President Barack Obama said that the United States should not let the international controversy surrounding Syria distract from domestic priorities. Of course, his views of what’s important at home probably aren’t the same as many American citizens’.
Pittsburgh zoning enforcers evidently have decided to begin applying a half century-old law in a way its authors probably never intended, angering residents who now face the prospect of being fined for parking in their own driveways, on their own property.
Saying he doesn’t want to end up as “one of those old guys that should’ve shoved off,” Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) caused a minor sensation on the Internet last week when he told Hollywood industry website The Wrap that his current term might be his last. Then, to quell all the speculation, McCain got back out on Twitter to clear things up.
Americans have less faith that the Federal government can competently handle problems at home and abroad than ever before, according to the results of a new poll.
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The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) – the secretive court whose purpose is to hear one-sided requests from Federal law enforcement to conduct undisclosed spy operations against Americans and foreigners – ordered the government Friday to make a case for why its cloak-and-dagger operations shouldn’t be declassified. Giving the government until Oct. 4 to pick and […]
An off-the-cuff remark made by Senator John McCain during an interview has gotten the warmongering neocon an invitation to write an opinion piece for Russian newspaper Pravda. CNN’s Jake Tapper interviewed McCain, asking him about Syria and mentioning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent opinion piece in The New York Times. “Let’s talk about Putin,” Tapper […]
Reports indicate that even as the Internal Revenue Service was placing undue scrutiny on the tax-exempt status of conservative groups, top government officials were advising black preachers on how to engage in political activity without endangering their tax exempt status leading up to the 2012 Presidential election. According to The Daily Caller, Attorney General Eric Holder […]
This post, written by Lois Beckett, was originally published by ProPublica on March 7, 2013. It was updated with new information on Sept. 13. We’re continuing to learn new details about how the American government is collecting bulk records of citizens’ communications — from demanding that a telephone company hand over the daily records of […]