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By Butter Bracco On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Meryl Streep exercises more demagoguery of Trump as politics invade the Golden Globes, White House defends Streep

Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes to attack President-elect Donald Trump for appearing to mock a disabled New York Times reporter in 2015 and displayed Hollywood’s More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Josh Earnest: ‘hasn’t been a major personal scandal in his administration’ ignoring Clinton email, IRS, Benghazi,VA, AP, Fast and Furious scandals

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama is proud that no one in his administration has suffered a “major personal scandal” during his time in office, seemingly ignoring several More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Congress passes expansion of surveillance without a warrant or oversight

Congress passed a bill which gives unprecedented legal authority to the government’s warrantless surveillance powers and data collection by the NSA, expanding powers to the executive branch. Critics say that More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Senate Republicans, including NSA opponent Rand Paul, kill surveillance limiting bill

Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a measure to overhaul the NSA monitoring program, the collection of records and phone calls. Democrats and a few Republicans failed to rally enough support to reach 60 votes More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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FCC seeking to monitor newrooms, ignoring pressure results in fines

An FCC commissioner is warning people about an agency study that would bring government monitors into newsrooms and inspect issues like the amount of time spent on the “critical information needs” of Americans More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Senate bill moves ahead to end NSA monitoring practices and make FISA decisions more public

The National Security Agency monitoring United States citizens and allies now face a bipartisan group of senators who are in unveiling legislation that would end the collection of millions of Americans’ phone More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
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DOJ reasserts NY Times reporter James Risen must testify in Jeffrey Sterling whisteblower case

The US Department of Justice has reasserted its view that New York Times reporter James Risen cannot claim First Amendment privilege in refusing to testify in a leak case allegedly stemming from a former CIA officer. Official More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, June 21st, 2013
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FBI addresses conspiracy theories on Michael Hastings death, contradicts WikiLeaks tweet

While the Internet is buzzing with conspiracy theories, the FBI took the unusual step this week of denying rumors it was investigating Michael Hastings before the journalist’s death. “At no time was More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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White House adviser Valerie Jarrett talks scandals, ‘things happen’ adding ‘we will move on’

Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to President Barack Obama, says she and the rest of the White House remain “very upbeat” despite the series of scandals that have engulfed the Obama administration in More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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Eric Holder signed off on Fox News, James Rosen monitoring, calls for resignation begin

Attorney General Eric Holder personally signed off on the warrant that allowed the Justice Department to search Fox News reporter James Rosen’s personal email, NBC News’ Michael Isikoff reported. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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Former CIA bin Laden chief, Michael Scheuer writes that Obama could distract from scandals with unnecessary war in Syria

In an all out, pull no punches article on the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity (RPI) website Tuesday, former CIA bin Laden chief and author of several books including Imperial Hubris, Dr. Michael Scheuer More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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CBS reporter Sheryl Attkisson was monitored by DOJ during ‘Fast and Furious’ reporting

The Justice Department has come under fire for the recent disclosure that it subpoenaed the phone records from 20 Associated Press phone lines, used by up to 100 reporters. New reports have confirmed the DOJ have More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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Dept of Justice monitored James Rosen at Fox and his parents for reports on North Korea

Fox News anchor James Rosen’s parents were among those who had their phone records seized by the Dept. of Justice during its investigation into the 2009 North Korea intelligence leak, according to Fox News More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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New poll shows Americans believe White House knew or directed IRS targeting of religious and political groups

Voters are concerned about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups and religious groups for unfair treatment, and over half think the White House either knew it was happening More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Frank VanderSloot, Romney donor investigated or audited by IRS, DOL 4 times, after making ‘enemies list’ –

Large money donor to Mitt Romney’s campaign says he was audited three times in 2012 and investigated a fourth time by the government. In the wake of the IRS scandal, which revealed the IRS was targeting tea More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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Eric Holder passes blame in AP phone record scandal, says the monitoring was for national security

Attorney General Eric Holder attempted to dodge accusations on Tuesday as the Department of Justice has been the subject the new AP press scandal. Holder said he had “recused” himself last year from a federal More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
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MSNBC says seizing AP phone records ‘chilling’ and ‘sinister’ VIDEO

On Monday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” targeted the Obama administration over the IRS targeting of conservative groups: “tea party” or “patriot” groups. Host Joe Scarborough tackled yet another issue: The More...

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