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Liberty NewsWire: January 20, 2012

Most of the websites shut down by a hackers group were up and running early Friday, including the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and some entertainment sites after one of the federal government's largest anti-piracy crackdowns. "Hacktivist" collective Anonymous took credit for taking down the sites Thursday after the arrests of leaders of Megaupload.com and […]


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Reps Jones and McGovern call for 2011 Afghanistan National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) to be declassified

The following letter was sent by Reps Jones and McGovern to President Obama- January 12, 2012 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President, Recent media reports have detailed that the current National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Afghanistan recognizes that U.S. […]


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So Much for Separation of Powers

Senator Mike Lee finally got his hands on the Office of Legal Counsel's (OLC) legal advice they gave to President Obama over his recent "recess" appointments to the CFPB and NLRB.  From Senator Lee's office: WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee voiced concerns over the legal advice provided to the President by the Justice Department's […]


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Republicans Oppose Imperial Presidency–Because the President Isn’t a Republican!

Ain't politics wonderful?  For eight years President George W. Bush asserted that he was the equivalent of an elected dictator, kind of a democratic George III.  He could even order the arrest of an American citizen in America to be held in isolation without access to the courts for as long as he thought proper.  […]


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Stop SOPA & PIPA!

The copyright industries in America thought they could pressure Congress into fast-tracking a bill that would be detrimental to the very future of the internet as we know it before most Americans knew anything about it. This past weekend, the tide finally began to turn against these two bills and now it's more important than […]


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