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NSA Whistleblower Alleges Illegal Spying

ABC News had a little piece today about Russell Tice, “a longtime insider at the National Security Agency, is now a whistleblower the agency would like to keep quiet.” For 20 years, Tice worked in the shadows as he helped the United States spy on other people’s conversations around the world. “I specialized in what’s […]

DeLay Threatens “Sue any Station” Over TV Ads

Yesterday The Campaign for America’s Future and the Public Campaign Action Fund released a new TV ad campaign to tackle the rampant culture of corruption in Congress. The television, radio and billboard ads are targeting Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, for their “central roles in one of the worst congressional corruption […]

Alito: “If I’m Confirmed I’ll Be Myself”

David Espo of AP News did a little presstituting for the conservatives under a headline titled, “Alito Turns Aside Democrats’ Criticism. ” Espo reported that Alito “calmly turned aside Democratic attacks on his judicial record at confirmation hearings Wednesday, declaring his impartiality and saying, ‘If I’m confirmed I’ll be myself.’” The point that Espo is […]

Feinstein Criticizes Defense Department for Shirking Responsibility to Study Health Impact of Perchlorate Contamination

Senator Dianne Feinstein is criticizing recent efforts by the Defense Department to evade its Congressionally mandated requirement to perform studies on the health impact of perchlorate, a chemical used for explosives, rockets, and missiles. Senator Feinstein is questioning recent claims by the Defense Department that it has fulfilled its responsibility, when, in fact, it has […]

Kennedy and Specter Have At It Over Alito

Ted Kennedy and Arlen Specter had at it today over Alito’s membership in Concerned Alumni of Princeton (which Alito says he does not remember belonging to) and his request to release the records. Kennedy issued Specter a major smack down, over a letter he sent Specter regarding the release of the records, that Specter denied […]

John Kerry in India for Nuke Talks, Weeks Ahead of Bush

Weeks ahead of Bush’s scheduled visit to India, John Kerry met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss “the ongoing bilateral talks on civilian nuclear cooperation among various facets of bilateral relations.” The two leaders are also believed to have shared views on various regional and international issues of mutual concern, official sources said. […]

Crime Woes Need United Effort, Federal Cut-backs Contribute to Cause

In recent months the Boston area has been plagued with an increase in violent crime. In today’s Boston Herald, John Kerry co-writes an OP/ED with Somerville Episcopalian minister, Bob Massie, that could apply to any urban area suffering from a similar increase in violent crime. At the crux of the problem, the OP/ED says is […]

NSA Opens Investigation into NSA Eavesdropping

According to a letter released late on Tuesday, the National Security Agency’s inspector general has “opened an investigation into eavesdropping without warrants in the United States by the agency authorized by President Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.” That would be the same eavesdropping program coordinated by the NSA. The Pentagon’s acting inspector general, […]