Archive | January, 2015

Sen. Grassley Blasts Justice Dept. for Keeping Obama Executive Action Analyses Secret

With Republicans now in the majority in the U.S. Senate, they have new political muscle to flex and are hoping that oversight inquires once relegated to a black hole can finally yield responses. That’s why the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Charles Grassley, is renewing pressure for the Department of Justice to […]

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The U.S. Govt. vs. Gen. David Petraeus

[Above image: Gen. David Petraeus as CIA Director, Official Photo] The New York Times reports federal prosecutors are recommending felony charges against former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to a civilian author and journalist with whom he allegedly had an affair. In light of the news, it’s worth looking at […]

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If You Like Your Birth Control Pill, You Can’t (Necessarily) Keep Your Birth Control Pill

[Photo Credit: Science Museum, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org] College student Emily* was satisfied with her birth control pill. Her doctor settled on the current formulation after trying Emily on several prescriptions. The final one improved her chronic headaches rather than making them worse and helped clear up her skin. (*Her real name is not used […]

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Journalist Computer Intrusion Lawsuit Filed Against U.S. Government

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST SHARYL ATTKISSON FILES CLAIMS AGAINST THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND U.S. POSTAL SERVICE FOR UNAUTHORIZED AND ILLEGAL SURVEILLANCE OF COMPUTERS AND TELEPHONES Washington, D.C., (January 5, 2015)—Investigative Journalist Sharyl Attkisson has filed administrative claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act against the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Postal Service, and certain […]

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Sen. Tom Coburn: Dept. of Homeland Security Failing Five Main Missions

[Above image: Three CBP officers and a Border Patrol agent at the Calexico, California Port of Entry, Feb. 16, 2012. Photo by: Josh Denmark] On his way out of the door, his final day as a U.S. Senator, Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) released a blistering oversight report that finds the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) […]

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