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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 Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Recommended NSA Overhaul: Civilian leadership replaces military, tighter standards to get phone records from companies

President Obama’s task force has put forth their recommendations to overhaul the NSA surveillance program in the wake of Edward Snowden’s public revelations. The Wall Street Journal was given a preview of the More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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NSA collecting data from address books and IM accounts worldwide

The National Security Agency is collecting information from email address books and instant messaging accounts around the world, including many belonging to Americans, the Washington Post reports. What is the NSA 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 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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