US Policy

Bob Woodward questions Washington Post colleagues’€™ handling of Snowden affair

Four decades after his reporting on the Watergate scandal reshaped investigative journalism, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post told Larry King this week that he’d have handled Edward Snowden’s NSA scoop differently than those who first covered it. Speaking to King for an episode of Politicking that aired Thursday evening on RT, Woodward said he […]

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Oliver Stone Tears Apart Obama’s Empire

Abby Martin sits down with Academy Award Winning Director, Oliver Stone, and Historian Peter Kuznick, to talk about US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law.

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NSA broke its own rules in “virtually every” record, declassified documents show

The National Security Agency systematically broke its own rules and collected information it wasn’t supposed to, according to 1,000 pages of highly redacted classified files released for the first time by the Obama administration.

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50yrs after JFK assassination: Choose your side in war on freedom

Make no mistake: the ‘American Dream’ was mortally wounded alongside John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963. The President’s unpunished murder was an ‘open season’ declaration on the elected leadership in the West. ‘Robbed’ of their 1962 Cuban nuclear war, the assassins were letting the whole world know who was ‘The Daddy’.

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Fiery Pro-Wrestler Smacks Down TSA

Pro-wrestler Glenn Jacobs, aka Kane, slammed the TSA (pun intended) in a recent speech before the Liberty Political Action Committee (LPAC), stating that the idea the government agency protects the nation is a complete joke.

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Despite repeated warnings, US “€˜subsidizing”€™ Afghan companies with ties to terrorism – report

American taxpayers have unwittingly paid more than $150 million to companies throughout the Middle East that are known to have helped finance terrorist attacks on US soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, according to a new internal US government report.

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AT&T gets paid millions by the CIA to give up user data

The second-largest telecom country in the United States has been on the Central Intelligence Agency’s payroll to the tune of $10 million a year in exchange for voluntarily handing over troves of phone logs, the New York Times reported Thursday. Citing federal officials with knowledge of the program, The Times’ Charlie Savage

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Obama denies he made a promise that was videotaped two dozen times

Despite more than two-dozen video recordings showing otherwise, President Obama said that he never promised Americans they’€™d be able to keep their health care plans under the Affordable Care Act. Speaking to supporters in Washington on Monday, Obama claimed that in the past, he said, “You could keep [your plan] if it hasn’t changed since […]

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Al-Qaeda Backers Found With U.S. Contracts in Afghanistan

Supporters of the Taliban and al- Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to an independent agency monitoring spending.

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Oliver Stone Blasts American Exceptionalism, Uncensors History

Abby Martin Breaks the Set with Legendary Director Oliver Stone and Renowned Historian Peter Kuznick. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/AbbyMartin

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Whistleblowers say DHS employees earn millions each year in unearned overtime

Federal whistleblowers have alerted the White House to what they say is a “gross waste of government funds” by Department of Homeland Security agents, the likes of which has cost the United States approximately $8.7 million a year. The US Office of Special Counsel sent a report to President Barack Obama on Thursday,

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No more wiggle room: Drone wars a knockout punch to US credibility

This week saw the most extraordinary scene materialize in Washington DC. Nine-year-old Nabeela ur Rehman, from North Waziristan in the remote tribal region of Pakistan, arrived to a media blitz. She came to tell her own personal story to the nation, in front of the US Congress and national media, of drone horrors and the […]

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NBC/WSJ poll: Obama approval sinks to new low

President Barack Obamas approval rating has declined to an all-time low as public frustration with Washington and pessimism about the nations direction continue to grow, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Just 42 percent approve of the president’s job performance, which is down five points from earlier this month. By comparison, 51 […]

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Obama stops NSA spying on IMF, World Bank headquarters – report

US President Barack Obama has called on the National Security Agency to halt spying on the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in conjunction with a review of surveillance activities, Reuters reported. A US official told the news agency that President Obama curbed the spying within the last few weeks.

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Support For Marijuana Legalization Hits Historic High Of 58 Percent

As the nation grows increasingly comfortable with marijuana use, the Obama Administration’s policy on the drug is somewhat incoherent. Only two states, Colorado and Washington, allow the recreational use of marijuana, and marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Nevertheless, a new Gallup polls suggests that Washington and Colorado are at the forefront of a national […]

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