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Wyden Calls for Independent Counsel if DOJ Does Not Prosecute CIA; Feinstein Objects to Obama Redaction of Torture Report

On July 10, the Department of Justice announced that it would not pursue accusations that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee and allegations that committee staff slipped classified documents from a secure agency facility. Now, on Friday, Aug. … Continue reading

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House Speaker John Boehner Forced to Call for Creation of Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi

Today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) who had previously opposed the creation of a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi announced that he intends for the House to vote to create such a committee. Boehner issued the following statement: “Americans learned … Continue reading

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House Oversight Committee Subpoenas Secretary of State John Kerry to Testify on May 21

The very same day that House Speaker John Boehner announced that the House would form a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a letter to Secretary of … Continue reading

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Profile in Courage • Snowden Declares: My Oath Was To The Constitution

In a lengthy, two-day interview with Barton Gellman of the Washington Post, Edward Snowden gave a powerful and patriotic defense of his actions in disclosing the NSA’s massive surveillance programs. As for his violating any oath of secrecy, Snowden noted … Continue reading

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Liberal Columnist Demands Liberals ‘Start Holding Obama Responsible for His Policies’

Aug. 23, 2012 (LPAC) — Conor Friedersdorf of {The Atlantic} this past January attacked his fellow liberals’ hypocrisy in continuing to support President Obama in spite of Obama’s erosion of civil liberties and expansion of executive power. In a new … Continue reading

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