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Entries by Ryan J. Reilly from 01/2013

Conservative Group Attempts To Block New Hampshire's Bailout From Voting Rights Act

Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The state of New Hampshire and the Justice Department agree that the state shouldn't have to seek permission from the federal government...

Flipping Off Police Officers Constitutional, Federal Court Affirms

Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A police officer can't pull you over and arrest you just because you gave him the finger, a federal appeals court declared Thursday. ...

Obama Objects To Whistleblower Protections In NDAA, Surprising Key Backer

Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House did not inform a key Senate backer of whistleblower protections ahead of time that President Barack Obama would issue a ...

South Carolina Voter ID Legal Fees Must Be Paid Partly By Feds, Court Rules

Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal taxpayers will have to foot the bill for some legal fees incurred by the state of South Carolina when it successfully fought to ...

KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers To Foot The Bill

Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sodium dichromate is an orange-yellowish substance containing hexavalent chromium, an anti-corrosion chemical. To Lt. Col. James Gentry ...

North Carolina Voter ID Law Could Impact 613,000 Voters, Report Says

Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans in North Carolina make a renewed push to pass a voter ID law, a new report from the State Board of Elections suggests tha...

Osama Bin Laden Photo Release Considered By Appeals Court

Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judges on a federal appeals court here gave little indication on Thursday they would second-guess the Obama administration's assertion t...

Joe Miller, Alaska Tea Party Favorite, Wore Bulletproof Vest After GOP Senate Primary Win, Informant Says

Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alaska Tea Party favorite Joe Miller wore a bulletproof vest the night he beat Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to become the Republican P...

How Bill Fulton Infiltrated Alaska's Right Wing As An FBI Informant

Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- William Fulton was sitting around drinking in an Anchorage hotel room when the militia members started pulling out their guns. It was Fe...

Matthew Davies' Wife Asks Obama To End Family's 'Nightmare,' Drop Medical Marijuana Case

Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wife of a California medical marijuana provider who is facing 10 years in prison after being indicted by federal authorities last ye...

Aaron Swartz's Lawyer: Prosecutor Stephen Heymann Wanted 'Juicy' Case For Publicity

Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal prosecutor who reportedly insisted on jail time for the late Aaron Swartz was "very, very difficult to deal with," Swartz's ...

RNC 'Ballot Security' Restrictions Continue As Supreme Court Refuses To Lift Consent Decree

Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday declined to lift 30-year-old restrictions on the Republican National Committee's "ballot security" programs ...

Joe Miller Questions FBI Informant Bill Fulton's Role In Politics

Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alaska Tea Party favorite Joe Miller isn't saying the FBI planted a mole to bring down his 2010 Senate campaign. He just thinks they nee...

Darrell Issa Probing Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz, Internet Pioneer Who Killed Himself

Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is investigating the Justice Department's prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the In...

Zoe Lofgren Introduces 'Aaron's Law' To Honor Swartz On Reddit

Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) took to the online forum Aaron Swartz helped found on Tuesday night to propose legislation honoring the late...

B. Todd Jones, Obama ATF Nominee, Took Over Agency After 'Fast And Furious'

Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- B. Todd Jones, the man President Barack Obama wants to be the first permanent director the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Expl...

FBI GPS Tracking Memos Kept Mostly Secret By Justice Department

Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann was sitting on a panel last February discussing the Supreme Court's recent decision that found inst...

Aaron Swartz Prosecutor Defends Charges, Days After Activist's Suicide

Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz on Wednesday defended her office's prosecution of Aaron Swartz as "appropriate," days after the 26-year-old I...

Ben Arredondo, FBI Sting Target, Compared To Abraham Lincoln By Former Congressman

Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Arizona politician who accepted bribes from undercover FBI agents is kind of like President Abraham Lincoln, former Rep. Harry. E. Mi...

Obama's NDAA Signing Statement May Undermine Whistleblowers, Members Of Congress Say

Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers concerned about whistleblower protections in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) say President...

Obama Inauguration Speech Gives Voting Rights A Shout-Out

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said during his inauguration speech on Monday that it was up to this generation to carry on the work of previous ...

Virginia Redistricting Plan 'Shameful,' Says State Sen. Henry Marsh

Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A key Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday it was "shameful" for Virginia Republicans to take advantage of his absence to push a redistrict...

Marijuana Legalization Would Promote Drug Use, DEA Contends

Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recent state efforts to legalize marijuana pose a challenge for the Drug Enforcement Administration because they would increase marijuan...

John Kiriakou Hopes Aaron Swartz's Death Sparks Discussion Of Prosecutorial Overreach

Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former CIA officer scheduled to be sentenced on Friday for leaking protected information said in an interview Wednesday that the suspe...

KBR Secret Indemnity Agreement Signed By Army Chief Tainted In Enron Scandal

Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Army official who signed a secret agreement that military contractor KBR claims should burden taxpayers with the bill for the compan...