Retired U.S. General: Target of Inquiry Over Iran Leak

29 June 2013 |permalink | email article

Retired Marine General James E. Cartwright is a target of an investigation into the leak of classified information about American cyberattacks on Iran’s nuclear program, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed Thursday night confirmed. The leak is being… read full story

Quote Of The Day

28 June 2013 |permalink | email article

“I’m not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker.”—President Obama, on Edward J. Snowden, who is accused of leaking government secrets and remains at an airport to Moscow.

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How Hollywood Avidly Aided Nazis

27 June 2013 |permalink | email article

The list of institutions and industries that have been accused of whitewashing their links to the Third Reich is long, including various governments, the Vatican, Swiss banks and many American corporations. Add Hollywood to that roll call. In “The… read full story

Supreme Court’s Mistaken Judgment

25 June 2013 |permalink | email article

On Tuesday the Supreme Court effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4,vote, ruling that Congress had not provided adequate justification for subjecting nine states, mostly, in the South, to federal oversight.… read full story

Flights to Paris: Senatorial Scandal

23 June 2013 |permalink | email article

The Hill, in a shocking report, notes that flights to Paris are among reasons given by senators for missing classified intelligence briefings. Turns out that half of the Senate missed a recent high-level classified briefing ranging from afternoon flights… read full story

Ted Cruz’s Dad: Bribe Helped Cuba Exit

22 June 2013 |permalink | email article

The freshman U.S. senator has become a vocal part of the debate over immigration reform in Washington reform, even as his father said he had some troubles of his own when he tried to leave his native Cuba decades… read full story

The Chief Justice’s Long Game

16 June 2013 |permalink | email article

The court’s hubris on voting demands a legislative response. Chief Justice John G. Roberts writes that Tuesday’s decision has real consequences. His attitude is quite simple. “Regardless of how we look at the record , “no one can fairly… read full story

Shut Wallets Over Gun Votes?

12 June 2013 |permalink | email article

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in a sharp exchange in the battle over gun control, wants to punish Democratic senators by taking away the one thing they need the most from New Yorkers: money. On Wednesday, Bloomberg sent out… read full story

Obama Plays Defense

09 June 2013 |permalink | email article

“Nobody is listening to your telephone calls.” said President Obama in defending government surveillance programs.” He said he came with a healthy skepticism about their programs. My team evaluated them. We scrubbed them thoroughly. “In the end,  he concluded… read full story

GOP Leadership to Darrell Issa

06 June 2013 |permalink | email article

Soon after Darrell Issa dubbed Jay Carney a “paid liar” on CNN last Sunday, House Republican leadership staffers called the California Republican’s aides with a message: Cool it. Issa’s aides promptly responded. The remark was over the top, they… read full story

Sexual Assaults in the Military: Time to Act

05 June 2013 |permalink | email article

John McCain came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday and glared at the ribbon-decked white male heads of all the services testifying before the Armed Services Committee. He scolded: “Just last night a woman came to me and said her… read full story

I.R.S.—4.1 Million on a Single Conference

04 June 2013 |permalink | email article

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Internal Revenue Service spent $4.1 million on a single conference in Anaheim, California in 2010,  paying top dollar for luxury suites,$27,500 for a keynote speaker and tens of thousands of dollars… read full story

Hello Eric, Goodby Antonio

02 June 2013 |permalink | email article

Los Angeles mayor-elect Eric Garcetti has oddly picked a transition team of just 1 to help him assemble his administration which will include scores of volunteers who will site on city commissioners, as well as regional boards such as… read full story

On Immigration: Schlafly’s Far Right Rhetoric

01 June 2013 |permalink | email article

As Charles M. Blow, the New York Times columnist observed, the most outlandish example of conservative rhetoric in its truly offensive glory on the subject came in an interview with Phyllis Schlafly last week, the prominent conservative activist ,… read full story

Remembering Greeley

01 June 2013 |permalink | email article

The Rev. Andrew Greeley, who died this week in Chicago, gained fame and wealth writing best-selling novels combining Catholicism, Irish America and sex. But what made Father Greeley a writer of influence and heroism was far more serious. His… read full story

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