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Congress calls witnesses to speak on dangers of indefinite detention

A series of witnesses called to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on indefinite detention Wednesday morning will outline just how dangerous a president’s “unchecked authority” is to the freedoms Americans hold dear, giving lawmakers historical context on moments when American politicians ignored the principles enshrined in the Magna…

Exclusive: Rep. Garamendi to push for permanent ban on West Coast oil drilling

WASHINGTON – Responding to likely the worst oil spill in US history, freshman Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) is set to introduce legislation later today that would “permanently prohibit” offshore drilling all along the Pacific Coast. The brief two-page bill, which the congressman has dubbed the “West Coast Ocean Protection Act…