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Late Night: The Real Rudy

Watch the first episode of The REAL Rudy: Command Center. It’s the fhe first of a devastating four-part series from Robert Greenwald ‘s Brave New Films.

Judge Strikes Down Part of Patriot Act

Today a federal judge “struck down parts” of the newly revised USA Patriot Act, “saying investigators must have a court’s approval before they can order Internet providers to turn over records without telling customers.” U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero said the government orders must be subject to meaningful judicial review and that the recently rewritten […]

Oops… Unauthorized Nuclear Warheads Transported

USA Today reported on Wednesday that “that five nuclear warheads were transported,” by a B-52 bomber “from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Aug. 30.” WTF? The officers who first tipped the “Military Times to the incident who have asked to remain anonymous since they are not authorized to […]

Tim Robbins and Bill Maher Take On Stephen Hayes

Tim Robbins and Bill Maher took on Cheney biographer Stephen Hayes in the “first episode of this season of Real Time with Bill Maher.” Hayes still insists that there was a relationship between Al Qaeda and Iraq in spite of all the evidence. Maher has a great bit about how 9/11 actually changed nothing (taxes […]

Leahy Threatens to Charge White House With Contempt

Senator Pat Leahy threatened to pursue pursue contempt charges against the White House when Congress reconvenes next month over their response subpoenas for internal White House documents on the NSA’s domestic surveillance program. “Time is up,” said Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “We’ve waited long enough.” […]

New FISA Law Puts Brits at Risk of U.S. Surveillance

It seems that U.S citizens are the only folks worried about their civil rights in the wake of the new FISA law passed by Congress right before the August recess. The Observer reports that the new law is starting to generate some concern in the U.K. and Europe: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was approved […]

Padilla Convicted of Terrorism Support

The breaking news story of the day today: Padilla convicted of terrorism support. Jose Padilla, the Brooklyn-born former street gang member arrested five years ago as a suspected terrorist, was convicted today by a federal jury in Miami along with two co-defendants on charges of supporting al-Qaeda and other violent Muslim extremist groups. After a […]

A Very Real Problem for November 2008

This is the issue Wes Clark has been battling since he arrived in the political world. More of our candidates, at all levels, need to take up the issue and meet it head-on.