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Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Men To Approve Abortion, Calls Women 'Hosts'

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 02.13.2017 | Women

An Oklahoma State Representative wants to enact a law that would make it illegal for a woman to get an abortion without her sexual partner’s consent...

Media Complicity Is Key To Blacklisting Websites

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.05.2016 | Media
Norman Solomon

We still don't have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington Post for promoting "The List" -- the highly dangerous blacklist that got a huge boost from the newspaper's fawning coverage on November 24.

The Money Is Gone: A Look At The Pump-And-Dump In Penny Stocks

The Intercept | LaurenWeber | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics

This is part of a series published by The Intercept. You can read the full series, The Penny Stock Chronicles, at The Intercept. Follow The Intercept ...

Terry McAuliffe Took $120K From A Chinese Billionaire — And It Was Legal

The Intercept | Paul Vale | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

When news broke that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was under investigation by the Justice Department and that his campaign had taken $120,000 dire...

Major Portion Of Snowden NSA Archive Released

The Intercept | Paul Vale | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

SIDtoday is the internal newsletter for the NSA’s most important division, the Signals Intelligence Directorate....

Intercept Reporter Quoted People Who Didn’t Exist, Editor Says

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Media

Former Intercept reporter Juan Thompson invented quotes, storylines and even sources, Editor-in-Chief Betsy Reed said Tuesday in a note to readers. Re...

REPORT: The U.S. Has Been Spying On Israel For Over A Decade

The Intercept | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

American and British intelligence secretly tapped into live video feeds from Israeli drones and fighter jets, monitoring military operations in Gaza, ...

'Homeland Is Not a Series' Now Showing on Laura Poitras' Field of Vision

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.22.2016 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

Homeland Is Not a Series is a quick, interesting, quirky and insightful look at what has come to be known as "The Homeland Incident," showing now on Field of Vision.

SecureDrop Leak Tool Produces a Massive Trove of Prison Docs

WIRED | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Media

IT’S BEEN MORE than two years since the debut of SecureDrop, a piece of software designed to help whistleblowers easily and anonymously leak secrets...

Hack Reveals Prison Phone Company Recorded Attorney-Client Calls

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

Whenever a prisoner makes a phone call, that call is recorded. Prison phone giant Securus Technologies says on its website that it makes an exception ...

'Drone Papers' Revelations Are a Cry for Ending the Slaughter

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

"The Drone Papers" tell us the administration labels unidentified persons who are killed in a drone attack "enemies killed in action," unless there is evidence posthumously proving them innocent. Since the U.S. is involved in armed conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, international humanitarian law -- namely, the Geneva Conventions -- must be applied to assess the legality of targeted killing. The Geneva Conventions provide that only combatants may be targeted.

Courage is Contagious: A Conversation with the ACLU's Ben Wizner

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

Ben Wizner is busy. He directs the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and is part of Edward Snowden's legal team. On November 2 at 7:30 pm, Wizner will speak at Lake Forest College.

The Pentagon’s Missionary Spies

The Intercept | Marina Fang | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

This is an excerpt from a story published today by The Intercept, a digital magazine dedicated to producing fearless, adversarial journalism that brin...

Nearly 90 Percent Of People Killed In Recent Drone Strikes Were Not The Target

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

The controversial U.S. drone strike program in the Middle East aims to pinpoint and kill terrorist leaders, but new documents indicate that a staggeri...

New Whistleblower Is Behind Latest Revelations About U.S. Drone Program

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.15.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Jeremy Scahill and a number of his colleagues at The Intercept published an eight-part investigation Thursday detailing the inner workings...

The Drone Papers: Secret Documents Detail The U.S. Assassination Program

The Intercept | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yem...

Something Else From Chris Christie's Past May Haunt Presidential Dreams

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has faced criticism since key members of his staff were implicated in the Bridgegate scandal. The politically motiv...

'Epic Managerial Incompetence': First Look Staffer Quits, Publishes Tell-All In Politico

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media

Ken Silverstein joined First Look Media because it promised the freedom to pursue "fearless journalism." But after a mere 14 months at eBay founder Pi...

How Junk Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison For Life

The Intercept | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

JUST BEFORE DAWN, on the unseasonably warm morning of February 24, 1992, a small house caught fire in Old Hickory, Tennessee, a few miles northeast of...

Ken Silverstein Resigns From First Look, Blasts Company's 'Incompetence'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.23.2015 | Media

First Look Media is going through yet another messy break up with one of its journalists. Investigative reporter Ken Silverstein announced over th...

The Heartbreaking Story Of Espionage Act Casualty Stephen Kim

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.18.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Stephen Kim's story is heart-shattering: the 47-year-old immigrant from South Korea built a prosperous life for himself in the U.S., holding a prestig...

Natasha Vargas-Cooper Resigns From The Intercept

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.15.2015 | Media

Natasha Vargas-Cooper is leaving First Look Media's The Intercept and joining Jezebel, the journalist announced on Twitter Thursday. Vargas-Cooper...

Jay Wilds' New Interview About 'Serial' Is So Completely Frustrating

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment

Fans of "Serial" were given a bit of an epilogue on Monday: Jay Wilds, the state's key witness in its case against Adnan Syed, agreed to an on-the-rec...

First Look Media Launches

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 01.05.2015 | Media

In light of mass resignations at The New Republic, eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar may be setting an example for tech billionaires trying a hand in the...

Michael Calderone

John Cook Leaving The Intercept To Return To Gawker | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- The Intercept's editor-in-chief John Cook is leaving the First Look Media site to return to Gawker Media. Cook left his perch as Ga...