Senator Inhofe: Patriot Act Critics Forget That North Korea, Iraq on Path to “Kill Everyone”

Senator Inhofe: Patriot Act Critics Forget That North Korea, Iraq on Path to “Kill Everyone”

The senator argued that “countries like North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Syria, all of them are on the path to getting bombs and delivery systems that would reach the United States of America and could have the effect of killing everyone who is listening now.”

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Vetoes Major Criminal Justice Reform Bills

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Vetoes Major Criminal Justice Reform Bills

The governor, who campaigned on a promise to limit government overreach to win his upset victory last November, vetoed legislation designed to rein in law enforcement abuse of power.

Cantwell Delivers Howler to Explain Vote on Trade Bill, Pointed Stenography Ensues

Cantwell Delivers Howler to Explain Vote on Trade Bill, Pointed Stenography Ensues

The Democrat from Washington state, where Boeing is the single largest employer, said her deal to get a vote on the Export-Import wasn’t inspired by Boeing but by small businesses in her state, like one in Yakima that exports music stands.

Chris Christie Uses Rhetorical Strategy Right Out of the Zealot Handbook

Chris Christie Uses Rhetorical Strategy Right Out of the Zealot Handbook

Christie and Hezbollah are both worried their potential followers may stop focusing on traumatic events of the past. In other words, it’s a bad thing if people no longer feel intense sorrow and fear.

Defense Contractor Group Pushing Presidential Candidates to Be More Hawkish Arrives in S.C.

Defense Contractor Group Pushing Presidential Candidates to Be More Hawkish Arrives in S.C.

A new group led by former government officials with ties to military contractors is expanding into South Carolina as the organization seeks to press presidential candidates to adopt more hawkish positions.

Al Jazeera Journalist Responds to U.S. Labeling Him Al Qaeda

Al Jazeera Journalist Responds to U.S. Labeling Him Al Qaeda

Islamabad bureau chief Ahmad Zaidan spoke to The Intercept about being tracked by the U.S. government. “To monitor and bug journalists is absolutely immoral and unethical,” he said.

Chinese Law Firm to Merge With American Firms, Employ Howard Dean, Newt Gingrich

Chinese Law Firm to Merge With American Firms, Employ Howard Dean, Newt Gingrich

The merger will reportedly give state-owned Chinese firms access to advice from attorneys and professionals in the U.S., including former U.S. government officials.

Edward Snowden Cheers On Rand Paul

Edward Snowden Cheers On Rand Paul

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden on Thursday praised Sen. Rand Paul’s ten-and-a-half hour takeover of the Senate floor on Wednesday in protest of the Patriot Act.

In the Same Week, the U.S. and U.K. Hide Their War Crimes by Invoking “National Security”

In the Same Week, the U.S. and U.K. Hide Their War Crimes by Invoking “National Security”

The two allies invoke identical rationale to hide their own atrocities, leaving their populations to believe such acts are only committed by others.

Fox News Pundit Paid by NSA Contractor Reacts to Rand Paul: “Trust the NSA”

Fox News Pundit Paid by NSA Contractor Reacts to Rand Paul: “Trust the NSA”

Keane, a well-paid General Dynamics board member, said, “Listen, I trust the National Security Agency, I think they do tremendous work. … I’m convinced they’ve got the United States’ interest at heart.”