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Court sanctions CIA for destroying torture tapes

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was sanctioned by a federal court Monday and ordered to reimburse the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for legal fees expended trying to obtain evidence that the agency tortured terror war prisoners during the Bush administration. Though a minor victory for the ACLU, the case…

Pentagon lands extra $50 billion out of debt deal

Out of a bill that was supposed to cut government spending and waste wherever it is found, lawmakers managed to cobble together an additional $50 billion for the U.S. Defense Department’s budget, using an accounting trick to disguise the move. Instead of cutting $400 billion from the Pentagon’s budget over…

Google faces 9 antitrust complaints in EU probe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google faces a total of nine antitrust complaints which EU regulators are now investigating, two sources said on Tuesday, as rivals ramped up the pressure on the world No. 1 search engine. The European Commission has up to now only confirmed four cases against Google. The addition…

WATCH LIVE: Senate debates debt bill

The U.S. Senate debates a bipartisan debt bill the day after the bill passed in the House of Representatives. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Aug. 2, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Obama admin. challenges Alabama’s harsh immigration law

Attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday filed suit to block an Alabama law that’s been called the harshest attempt at an immigration crackdown anywhere in the nation. Alabama’s law, which was signed by Gov. Robert Bentley (R) in June, would have illegal immigrants jailed until their immigration status…

McConnell: Republicans will block debt ceiling again in 2013

In a Fox News interview yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-K.Y.) said that the debt crisis which threatened to destroy the global financial crisis was just a “template” for what Republicans hope to do in the future, when the U.S. debt ceiling comes up again. “No president, in the…

Olbermann on debt deal: ‘You’ve got to get mad!’

An outraged Keith Olbermann Monday urged his viewers to take to the streets to protest a recent deal between Republicans and Democrats to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. “We have, in this deal, declared that we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all political incumbents are created equal, that…

Gore: U.S. suffering from a ‘broken system’ of government

In an interview with progressive news host Keith Olbermann, former vice president and Current TV founder Al Gore called the U.S. system of government “broken” and “in real trouble,” delivering a passionate plea for Democratic voters to make the 2012 election a “referendum” on conservative tactics. “Money plays way too…

Government hankers to employ hackers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Security Agency has a challenge for hackers who think they’re hot stuff: prove it by working on the “hardest problems on Earth.” Computer hacker skills are in great demand in the U.S. government to fight the cyber wars that pose a growing national security threat…

U.S. troops in Iraq will need legal immunity: U.S. chief

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Any agreement for U.S. troops to stay in Iraq beyond a year-end deadline for their withdrawal would require the Iraqi parliament to agree to grant American soldiers legal immunity, the top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday. Immunity for American troops staying on in Iraq could complicate…

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