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Palin: Koran-burning ‘much like building a mosque at Ground Zero’

Original story follows below: Koran-burning pastor: Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism ‘of the devil’ Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has called a Florida preacher’s plan to burn Korans on the anniversary of 9/11 “insensitive and an unnecessary provocation – much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.” Palin made her comments in…

FBI: 6 accused in forced labor of 400 Thai workers

FBI says 6 accused in forced labor of 400 Thai workers is largest human-trafficking case in US Six recruiters were accused Thursday of luring 400 laborers from Thailand to the United States and forcing them to work, according to a federal indictment that the FBI called the largest human-trafficking case…

Jurors were close to convicting Rod Blagojevich

Jurors were close to convicting Rod Blagojevich on many charges, including Senate seat count. They were close. After three weeks of respectful but increasingly tense deliberations, 11 jurors were ready to convict Rod Blagojevich of what prosecutors called a “political corruption crime spree” that would have sent yet another former…

Feds: Alaska couple had 20 names on hit list

Feds: Alaska couple accused of domestic terrorism had 20 names on hit list A rural Alaska couple accused of domestic terrorism compiled a hit list of 20 targets, including members of the military and media, and had moved to the operational phase of their plan, according to documents filed in…

FBI’s racist shock jock Hal Turner convicted of threatening judges

A US Internet radio host was convicted Friday of threatening to assault and kill three judges who upheld a ban on handguns in Chicago, the US Justice Department said. Hal Turner, 47, was arrested in June 2009 for an Internet posting that said of the three federal judges who had…

Congressman flips out when challenged on ‘terror babies’

Sometimes you just gotta have faith that evil things can happen. The Mayans could be right about 2012. The Antichristers could be right that three sixes are stamped somewhere on President Obama’s head. And a Republican congressman could be right that terrorists are plotting to have babies in the United…

Target of FBI gag order free to speak after 6 years

A recent push by the White House to expand the ability of the FBI to obtain customer information from internet service providers has focused attention on the threat to privacy and free speech posed by so-called “national security letters” (NSL). These letters not only require that information be handed over…

FBI admits probing ‘radical’ historian Zinn for criticizing bureau

FBI files show bureau may have tried to get Zinn fired from Boston University for his political opinions Those who knew of the dissident historian Howard Zinn would not be surprised that J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI kept tabs on him for decades during the Cold War. But in a release…

NYT: Democrats in Congress should remind Obama of his campaign promises

Senator Pat Leahy promises hearings into White House request for expanded surveillance powers News that the White House has asked for a “clarification” in current law which would make it easier for the FBI to obtain private email and web browsing records without a court order has run into strong…

White House pushes for warrantless access to Internet records

Attorney speculates data could include Facebook friend requests The White House has asked Congress to make it possible for the FBI to demand that Internet service providers turn over customers’ records in cases involving terrorism or other intelligence issues without first obtaining a court order. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act…

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