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Entries by Andrea Stone from 02/2012

Homeland Security Theater: 8 Measures That Feel Good But Don't Make You Safer

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The good news first. Government homeland security agencies are moving toward a more rational, risk-based system of protection. Now th...

Charlie Morgan, Lesbian Service Member With Cancer, Asks John Boehner To Stop Defending DOMA

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lesbian National Guardsman -- who is fighting Stage IV breast cancer and who fears time is running out for overturning the Defense of ...

Charlie Morgan, John Boehner Staffer To Meet To Discuss DOMA Repeal

Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lesbian National Guardsman whose fruitless effort to secure an audience with someone in Speaker of the House John Boehner's office w...

D.A. Henderson, Scientist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox, Says U.S. Is Unprepared For Bioterrorism

Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

One of the nation's preeminent scientists is speaking out for the first time about what he says is the government's failure to coordinate preparations...

Homegrown Muslim Terrorism Plots Decreased Again In 2011

Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new study of homegrown terrorism involving Muslim Americans suggests that the alarm bells set off by Republicans in Congress over slee...

Charlie Morgan, Lesbian Guardsman With Cancer, Meets John Boehner Staffer To Push DOMA Repeal

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charlie Morgan, the lesbian National Guardsman who is battling Stage IV breast cancer and the Defense of Marriage Act that would deny su...

Peter King Plans To Keep Probing For Muslim 'Radicalization' In 2012

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee signaled Thursday he intends to keep investigating the American Muslim community despite a repor...

Proxy Baptism Seekers Eyed Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel For Posthumous Mormon Rite

Posted 02.14.2012 | Religion

A researcher who has spent years uncovering the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' controversial practice of posthumous proxy baptisms of Je...

Elie Wiesel: Mitt Romney Should Tell Mormon Church To Stop Performing Posthumous Proxy Baptisms On Jews

Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor who has devoted his life to combating intolerance, says Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney "should spea...

OutServe 2012: Gay Troops Going To Disney World Army Resort

Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Gay and lesbian military members will hold their second ever conference next fall at a Florida vacation resort operated by the U.S. Army. In the la...

DHS Monitoring Of Social Media Under Scrutiny By Lawmakers

Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers looking into homeland security officials' practice of monitoring social media sites seized on a report Thursday by a civil lib...

Capitol Bomb Plot Raises FBI Sting Questions

Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Moroccan immigrant wearing what he thought was a suicide vest and carrying a military-style automatic weapon was arrested Friday in a ...

Mormon Baptism Targets Anne Frank -- Again

Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Anne Frank, the Jewish girl whose diary and death in a Nazi concentration camp made her a symbol of the Holocaust, was allegedly baptized posthumously...

Russ Feingold 'Pleased' Anwar Al-Awlaki Was Taken Out By Drone Strike

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, whose lone vote against the Patriot Act made him a hero among civil libertarians, said he has no pr...

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Targeted By Arizona Recall Leader Randy Parraz In Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Arizona community organizer who led a successful recall campaign against the architect of the state's controversial immigration law ...

Mormon Proxy Baptism Was Performed On Mahatma Gandhi, Researcher Says

Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

Mahatma Gandhi, who employed nonviolent civil disobedience to lead India to independence after more than a century of British rule, was posthumously b...

Homeland Security Manual Lists Government Key Words For Monitoring Social Media, News

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Ever complain on Facebook that you were feeling "sick?" Told your friends to "watch" a certain TV show? Left a comment on a media website about govern...