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Another right-wing legislative act in the House going nowhere after passage

Another right-wing legislative act in the House going nowhere after passage

In a monumental waste of time, effort and resources, the right-wing controlled House of Representatives is expected to pass tough anti-abortion legislation that stands no chance of approval in the Senate and a veto promise from the White House should such restrictive legislation. “This is typical, hypocritical actions by the hard-core conservatives that control the […]

Pentagon plans to put more and more women in combat

Pentagon plans to put more and more women in combat

  Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines. Under details of the plans obtained by The Associated Press, women could start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later. […]

Obama, Bush officials back NSA spying on Americans

Obama, Bush officials back NSA spying on Americans

Top officials from the Obama and Bush administrations say the government’s newly exposed secret surveillance programs have been essential to disrupting terrorist plots and have not infringed on Americans’ civil liberties. The officials justify the massive trawling for phone and Internet data as new revelations add to public disclosures about the classified operations. Denis McDonough, […]

Intel officials claim NSA spying on Americans revealed terrorist plots

Intel officials claim NSA spying on Americans revealed terrorist plots

Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries — and that gathered data is destroyed every five years. Last year, fewer than 300 phone numbers were checked against the database […]

Government says 300 phone numbers ‘closely investigated’ in spy program

Government says 300 phone numbers ‘closely investigated’ in spy program

The U.S. government only searched for detailed information on calls involving fewer than 300 specific phone numbers among the millions of raw phone records collected by the National Security Agency in 2012, according to a government paper obtained by Reuters on Saturday. The unclassified paper was circulated Saturday within the government by U.S. intelligence agencies […]

A life surrounded by spycraft

A life surrounded by spycraft

In the suburbs edged by woods midway between Baltimore and the nation’s capital, residents long joked that the government spy shop next door was so ultra-secretive its initials stood for “No Such Agency.” But when Edward Snowden grew up here, the National Security Agency’s looming presence was both a very visible and accepted part of […]

Republicans, as usual, wooing religious conservatives

Republicans, as usual, wooing religious conservatives

Facing lingering tensions in his party, the chairman of the Republican National Committee urged religious conservatives Saturday to support the GOP’s plans to expand. “I would just ask you that we come together and that we pray for the future of this country,” Reince Priebus said on the final day of the Faith and Freedom […]

Reactions over NSA spying split on Capitol Hill

Reactions over NSA spying split on Capitol Hill

Revelations of widespread spying on Americans by the U.S. government is bringing denouncement from some members of Congress and support from others. Differences on whether the program is legal or constitutional cross party lines.  Even those controlled by the tea party can’t agree on whether or not the program is justified. Michigan Republican Justin Amash […]

Pouting Palin returning to Fox News

Pouting Palin returning to Fox News

Right-wing propaganda channel Fox “News” channel, which appeared to exhibit a brief moment of sanity five months ago by ridding itself of failed Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, announced Thursday it was bringing her back as a contributor, starting Monday. Fox News boss Roger Ailes, who was part of disgraced President Richard […]

Rand Paul claims American taxpayers fund ‘wars against Christians’

Rand Paul claims American taxpayers fund ‘wars against Christians’

In the kind of statement that keeps people shaking their heads about right-wingers, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul Thursday claimed American taxpayers are footing the bill for a “war on Christianity” in both the United States and in other nations. Claimed Paul in a conservative conference in Washington: There is a war on Christianity, Not […]