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  • BP pleads guilty to 11 felony counts, will pay record fine for Gulf oil spill disaster

    BP pleads guilty to 11 felony counts, will pay record fine for Gulf oil spill disaster
    BP will pay a record U.S. fine to settle criminal claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Department of Justice official said Thursday. Details of the BP settlement will be revealed later Thursday when Attorney...
  • Obama's new choice for ATF

    Obama's new choice for ATF
    President Barack Obama's recent announcement of a broad gun violence agenda included an interesting nugget of news: He has given up on his nomination of Andrew Traver to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Traver, who...
  • Durbin: Feds to write $165 million check to state for unused prison

    Durbin: Feds to write $165 million check to state for unused prison
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said today that under President Barack Obama’s directive, the federal Department of Justice will purchase the long-unused Thomson prison in northwestern Illinois, cutting a check and bypassing the objections of a veteran...
  • Poorer Americans 'Trapped In World The Gun Nuts Have Made'

    In the aftermath of the Newtown shootings, the national conversation on gun control is supposedly getting serious. To me, it looks like both sides are sticking to their familiar entrenchments. Still, there are glimmers of hope that some common-sense gun...
  • U.S. investigators visit Libya compound where ambassador was killed

    U.S. investigators visit Libya compound where ambassador was killed
    BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A team of U.S. investigators travelled for the first time to the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday to analyze the crime scene where the U.S. ambassador was killed in an attack last month, Libyan and U.S. sources said....
  • Light Must Shine On Government Secrecy

    Mamie Till did the unspeakable almost 60 years ago. She opened the casket at her son Emmett's funeral so the world could see how this 14-year-old was shot, bludgeoned, mutilated and then drowned in Mississippi's Tallahatchie River with a cotton gin fan...
  • Is Obama Richard Nixon?

    Is Obama Richard Nixon?
    Despite what you may hear from some of his more fevered critics, President Barack Obama's recent scandal-quakes don't appear to fall anywhere near the level of Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal. But by another Nixonian yardstick, trying to muzzle on press...
  • There Are Plenty of Scandals, Just Not These Ones

    There Are Plenty of Scandals, Just Not These Ones
    There’s a familiar template for the “scandals” that have so far “plagued” the Obama administration, in that they are all, for the most part, total bullshit and/or unfortunate events in the vast federal bureaucracy that have...
  • Will Obama launch a drone attack on U.S. soil?

    Will Obama launch a drone attack on U.S. soil?
    Who would have thought that within President Barack Obama beats the heart of a civil rights antediluvian? Could Obama, beloved of the American Civil Liberties Union, be guilty of harboring thoughts of calling down a fatal drone attack on an American...
  • U.S. Must Have Checks On Drone Killings

    U.S. Must Have Checks On Drone Killings
    John Brennan, newly confirmed director of the CIA, assured Americans in a speech last year on targeted killing that there is "absolutely nothing casual" about the process of targeted killing, including that of American citizens. He included in this the...
  • Obama must codify the drone war

    Obama must codify the drone war
    — In choice of both topic and foil, Rand Paul's now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile...
  • Rand Paul Is Right About Drones

    Rand Paul's now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile through your kitchen — you, a good...