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Spying Activists Re-Up Pressure on Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Though they Obama/FISA protest group now has one objective (urging Obama to change his vote), by increasing its membership, mission and ambition, it has the makings of a broader successful net movement.

Friday Talking Points [37] -- Welcome, New Readers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

McCain flip-flops on torture, tax cuts, the religious right, Roe v. Wade, lobbyists, gay marriage, creationism, Iraq, talking to enemies, and just about any other subject you care to name.

Friday Talking Points [36] -- End The Media's Pro-McCain Bias! Now!!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.

Lawsuit Against Blackwater May Cripple US Reliance On Security Contractors

Time | ADAM ZAGORIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A little-noticed court case in Florida threatens to undermine the arrangement under which some 150,000 private contractors provide security and backup...

Iraq Revokes All Contractor Immunity

AFP | Ammar Karim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Iraqi government announced on Wednesday that it has decided to formally revoke the immunity from prosecution granted to private security companies...

Legal Scholars: Immunity For Telecom Wiretapping Would Set Bad Precedent

Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When previous Republican administrations were accused of illegality in the FBI and CIA spying abuses of the 1970s or the Iran-Contra affair of the 198...

Angry Senators Say White House Cut Deal Over Wiretapping

Washington Post | Ellen Nakashima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary Committee members yesterday angrily accused the White House of allowing the Senate Intelligence Committee to review documents on its ...