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Glenn Greenwald |"On Patriot Act Renewal" and "Anonymous Fearmongering"

“This is Glenn Greenwald with the Intercept, and my guest today is Jameel Jaffer, the Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU, and we are here to discuss the still intensifying drama in the Senate and the House over the debate concerning reauthorization of the Patriot Act, key provisions of which are scheduled to expire on June 1st.”

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Military Madness

Perhaps it's time to stop using the Hastert Rule

Now that former Speaker of the House Hastert has been indicted for multiple counts of fraud, perhaps it is time for the Speaker of the House to stop invoking the Hastert Rule. 93 more words

“Congress: This is a blackout” - Patriot Act protesters swarm Congressional websites

Thousands of websites are blocking Congress’s access to their sites in a show of force to protest the Patriot Act.

Led by the online activist group Fight for the Future, more than 10,000 sites have added code that redirects any visitors from Internet protocol (IP) addresses stemming from Congress away from their site and towards a protest page. 90 more words

National News

Sepp Blatter's future as president of soccer's governing body at stake in FIFA election

WATCH ABOVE: Blatter blames FIFA scandal on Russia and Qatar world cup bids

ZURICH – The future of soccer’s embattled governing body was at stake Friday as Sepp Blatter sought a fifth term as FIFA president amid the biggest corruption crisis in the organization’s 111-year history. 521 more words


DCAA Releases Semiannual Reports

The Defense Contract Audit Agency recently released two semiannual reports:


The Clean Water Rule ( Water Water Everywhere ... )

In Washington on Wednesday, the 27th of May, President Obama announced a new clean water regulation that is meant to restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes streams and wetlands and applies to about 60 percent of the nation’s water bodies. 901 more words


The Problem With Congress

About six months ago, the American people threw their hands into the air, said, “We’ve had enough!”, and ousted a lot of Democrats in congress. Both houses of congress saw a surge of Republicans taking what had been Democratically held seats. 470 more words