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The 5 Most Damning Revelations From The CIA’s Report On Bush-Era Torture

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a summary of a 6,000 page report investigating the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Though former Bush administration officials — who officially approved the methods in August of 2002 — have argued that the revelations could endanger American security…

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Victory For POE, VR: Electronic Voting Machines Shutting Down Nationwide

After years of controversy and concerns for election integrity,  electronic voting machines may finally be relegated to the ranks of a costly and failed experiment. States have abandoned electronic voting machines in droves, and most voters — in fact, nearly 70% —  will be casting their ballots by hand this election day. Although once viewed…

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Karl Rove May Yet Face The Music Over Crossroads GPS Campaign Activities

Public Citizen and Protect Our Elections are taking aim at the FEC for dropping the ball on Rove’s failure to disclose donors. Earlier this year, FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel was so frustrated by the partisanship within the panel that she took to the op-ed pages of the New York Times to shake her fist at the way her Republican…

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US Attorney files Amicus Brief in ACLU Voting Rights Case

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Department of Justice today intervened in the ACLU of Wisconsin voting rights case, filing an amicus brief in opposition to the voter ID law.  The case is currently at the 7thCircuit Court of Appeals. The 37-page brief said, in part: Regarding the “constitutional claim, the district court credited plaintiffs’ evidence demonstrating that, under…

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Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America

Russia’s campaign to shape international opinion around its invasion of Ukraine has extended to recruiting and training a new cadre of online trolls that have been deployed to spread the Kremlin’s message on the comments section of top American websites. Plans attached to emails leaked by a mysterious Russian hacker collective show IT managers reporting…

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Too Funny: Ted Cruz Wins Presidential Straw Poll At GOP Summit

Texas Sen. Ted ‘I shut down governments’ Cruz has won the latest 2016 presidential straw poll at a conservative summit in Louisiana. This is a gift for Democrats. I’m only surprised that his father, Rafael, who fought for Fidel Castor, didn’…

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Slavyansk families find shelter in Ukraine monastery

Elena and her four-year-old son arrived at the monastery doors clutching two travel bags and a teddy bear, as they sought shelter from the violence engulfing their hometown of Slavyansk. More than a month into Kiev’s “counter-terrorism” operation against…

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Ukraine showdown to shadow Obama in Europe

President Barack Obama will begin Monday a trip ringing with historic echoes to Europe, where sudden turbulence has rocked the political and security order and reshaped his foreign policy. The East-West showdown over Russia’s annexation of Crimea, which…

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