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The Daily Show Defense
In a bizarre argument worthy of – dare we say it? – their GOP predecessors, Obama administration lawyers are arguing against disclosing details of a Dick Cheney FBI interview about the Valerie Plame CIA leak, saying secrecy is needed in such investigations to protect officials from political...
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The Nation Is Heartbroken
In the wake of Khamenei's hard-line speech and ban of tomorrow's planned rally, more live updates from Iran. Among the developments: the BBC hits back, protesting soccer players are suspended, Amnesty calls Khamenei's blasting of peaceful protesters "a gross dereliction of duty and a license for...
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Have Deceit, Self-Interest, and Malleable Principles, Will Travel
Offering salaries from $60,000 to $160,000 and generous benefits – but alas, no free trips to Vegas – the CIA is trying to recruit bankers and Wall Street kingpins laid-off in the meltdown. Says CIA spokesman Ron Patrick, "It's going to be a very different use of their skill set than perhaps they'...
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Every Iranian Is Valuable
In an unexpected concession , Iran's Guardian Council said Thursday it would invite Mousavi and the two other presidential candidates to a meeting "to express their ideas and ask any questions." Massive protests continued even as President Ahmadinejad, who has compared protesters to angry soccer...
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Our Militarized Borders
AP is reporting that Customs and Border Protection is testing a Predator drone along the US-Canadian border between Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River to see if the drones "could be used more widely."
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Pray for Peace, Pray for Freedom, Pray for Iran
More live updates and video from Iran, where an estimated million protesters have gathered for a day of mourning. Mousavi reportedly spoke at the rally: "I have come to bring to Iran a future of freedom, of hope, of fulfilment... This is the sea of green."
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Torture in the Light of Day
After stripping it from this week's war funding bill, the Senate has passed a bill to prevent the release of more torture photos. The ACLU is still pressing for release. "Every photo would become a bullet or IED used by terrorists against our troops," argued co-sponsor GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of...
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World Leaders Sign Pact to Avert Global Disaster!
In a front-page ad in today's International Herald Tribune , the leaders of the European Union thank the European public for having engaged in months of civil disobedience leading up to the Copenhagen climate conference that will be held this December. "It was only thanks to your massive pressure...
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Goforth With A Slap On Your Racist Wrist
With pressure building on Tennessee GOP State Sen. Diane Black to fire Sherri Goforth, the aide who sent out that hilarious racist e-mail above, Black has instead sent Goforth a “strongly worded reprimand.” In it, she advises Goforth not to send communications that are “derogatory regarding any...
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Iran Arrests and Rallies
Iran has detained up to 500 activists, journalists and intellectuals to try and stem ongoing protests, and has made paramilitary raids on university campuses. More rallies are called for tomorrow.
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