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#f@ckyouwashington hashtag takes Twitter by storm

Most suddenly-popular Twitter hashtags refer to events or celebrities that currently are in the news. But every once in a while, one erupts out of nowhere to capture the mood of the Twitterverse. The hashtag #fuckyouwashington is currently making the rounds in just that fashion. As explained in a post…

CIA denies spying on U.S. critic of Iraq war

WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency on Friday denied allegations by an ex-spy that it had sought information on a US professor who was critical of the Iraq war in order to discredit him. Glenn Carle, who served as a top CIA counter-terrorism official, had told The New York Times…

Spanish judge drops Bush admin torture probe, draws fire in U.S.

The Center for Constitutional Rights excoriated a Spanish judge’s dismissal Wednesday of a request to investigate six top former Bush administration officials over crafting a legal basis for torture. Judge Eloy Velasco declared in his four-page ruling tossing out the case that the United States had informed Spain that it…

‘War criminal!’: Ron Paul backers crash Cheney-Rumsfeld reunion

Supporters of libertarian Republican Ron Paul shouted down former Vice President Dick Cheney at a conservative conference Thursday, in a sign of a growing foreign policy rift on the American right. Cheney had appeared on the first day of the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference to introduce Donald Rumsfeld, the…

Bush claims he was a ‘dissenting voice’ on Iraq

Former President George W. Bush says he was a “dissenting voice” on the decision to invade Iraq because he “didn’t want to use force” but ran out of options. “I was a dissenting voice. I didn’t want to use force,” Bush told NBC’s Matt Lauer in his first interview promoting…

Rep. Nadler: Investigate torture or face road to ‘tyranny’

WASHINGTON – A New York Democrat argued that failing to prosecute former Bush administration officials complicit in the use of torture would create a dangerous precedent and place America on a path to “tyranny.” In an interview with Raw Story, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) invoked a “supremacy of laws” when…

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