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Sunday, April 11, 2021

FAA censors web site

In another sign of increasing government secrecy, the Federal Aviation Administration has removed from its Web site the transcript of a heated public hearing during which pilots ridiculed no-fly zones that have surrounded Washington since 9/11.

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Feingold pissed at fellow Dems

By LAURIE KELLMAN

Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold accused fellow Democrats on Tuesday of cowering rather than joining him on trying to censure President Bush over domestic spying.

"Democrats run and hide" when the administration invokes the war on terrorism, Feingold told reporters.

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GOP Senator moves to shut down Iraq intel probe

By DAVID MORGAN

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday urged lawmakers to begin wrapping up the second phase of its investigation into U.S. intelligence on prewar Iraq, despite fresh demands from Democrats for further scrutiny.

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Claude Allen’s dirty little secret

By NEDRA PICKLER

During President Bush’s State of the Union address, Claude Allen had a coveted box seat as a guest of the first lady. He sat there with an embarrassing secret.

For weeks as he worked side-by-side with Bush on policy that would be included in that Jan. 31 address, he carried the secret that was about to threaten the reputation he built during a swiftly rising career in Republican government.

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Blowing the CIA’s cover

By MARTIN SCHRAM

A powerful and even patriotic scoop in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune set a time machine whirring, emitting a sound that fell somewhere between Walter Mitty’s ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa and Yogi Berra’s deja-vu-vu-vu (all over again).

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White House adds anti-gay language to security clearance requirements

By KATHERINE SHRADER

The Bush administration last year quietly rewrote the rules for allowing gays and lesbians to receive national-security clearances, drawing complaints from civil rights activists.

The Bush administration said security clearances cannot be denied "solely on the basis of the sexual orientation of the individual." But it removed language saying sexual orientation "may not be used as a basis for or a disqualifying factor in determining a person’s eligibility for a security clearance."

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