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DoJ still protecting Bush eavesdroppers, says ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a statement that memos it requested by way of the Freedom of Information Act have been released, but in “heavily redacted” form. The two memos, one by former head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel Jack Goldsmith, and another by then…

Number of education civil rights complaints on the rise

Civil rights complaints to Department of Education increase as investigations intensify African American boys who are suspended at double and triple the rates of their white male peers. English language learners who, for years, remain in separate classes, falling behind their peers and scoring poorly on standardized tests. Disabled students…

Police: Alleged freeway shooter was targeting ACLU

Police say a California man arrested after a freeway shootout with authorities was planning to attack people at the American Civil Liberties Union and another nonprofit group. Oakland police Officer Jeff Thomason says Byron Williams was upset with the ACLU and Tides Foundation for their political views. Williams told investigators…

Take your pick: Scarborough ‘bashes’ own network or Rand Paul

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, seemed to take an odd shot at his own network while practicing — what some might call — damage control for Rand Paul Friday morning on his show. But then after arguing by Twitter over a blog post at the prominent liberal website,…

Update: Va. governor apologizes for saying slavery not ‘significant’

UPDATE: McDonnell apologizes for excluding slavery from proclamation; group that pushed for Confederate History Month ‘has ties to white supremacists’ Following a public outcry, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has apologized for saying that he omitted any mention of slavery from his Confederate History Month proclamation because he wanted to focus…

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