Quantcast
Home » Topics » letter (Page 3)

Treatment of accused WikiLeaks source ‘cruel and unusual’: ACLU

In a letter sent to Defense Secretary Robert Gates today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the Department of Defense’s treatment of 23-year-old Pfc. Bradley Manning was a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution. Manning faces numerous charges for stealing classified files and is suspected as the source of…

Plot to spy on Chamber critics prompts Democratic call for congressional probe

Will congressional Republicans investigate their allies at the Chamber of Commerce over an alleged plot to spy on and discredit their most effective critics in the media? Probably not, but that won’t stop at least one group of House Democrats from mounting a very public call for inquiry. In a…

With $38 billion cash, Warren Buffett looking for deals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Warren Buffett is looking for acquisitions as an outlet to deploy his $38 billion cash pile, the legendary investor said in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday. Buffett gave an aggressive earnings forecast for Berkshire’s collection of businesses, said the company would…

Westboro Baptists claim to discover Internet’s purpose, much to the amusement of ‘Anonymous’

Members of Pastor Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church claim to have discovered the underlying purpose of the Internet: using it “to tell this nation & this world that your destruction draws nigh.” While it was unclear what they thought of other priceless online frivolities, such as lolcats or Something Awful, but there’s…

Activists on Facebook need protection: senator

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Facebook has become an important tool for democracy and human rights activists and it needs to do more to protect them, including allowing the use of pseudonyms, a US senator said Thursday. “Recent events in Egypt and Tunisia have again highlighted the significant costs and benefits of…

74 members of Congress file letter questioning impartiality of Justice Thomas

Seventy-four Members of Congress have signed a letter calling for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act because of his family’s financial ties to groups dedicated to lobbying against it. “The appearance of a conflict of interest merits recusal…

Over 70 lawmakers demand treatment for troops with traumatic brain injuries

A bipartisan group of 74 lawmakers issued a letter Friday demanding that the Pentagon’s health plan cover a treatment for brain-injured soldiers known as cognitive rehabilitation therapy. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA) the leaders of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, cited an investigation by ProPublica and NPR revealing…

Tea party governor ‘will put bureaucrats to work getting GOP re-elected’

Governor who told NAACP to ‘kiss my butt’ may face legal problems over letter The communications director for Maine’s new, tea party-backed governor told staffers last month they would be using the state’s bureaucracy to get Republicans re-elected, according to a letter obtained by a Maine blogger. Dan Demerritt, the…

Fox News dismisses ‘left-wing’ rabbis’ Glenn Beck complaint

Fox News says it has nothing to apologize for after 400 rabbis issued an open letter asking the network to tone down host Glenn Beck’s use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery. “We haven’t seen the ad, but this group is a George Soros backed left-wing political organization that has been…

400 rabbis protest Glenn Beck’s use of Holocaust imagery

CHICAGO — Four hundred rabbis will publish a letter on Thursday calling on Fox News to sanction host Glenn Beck for repeated use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery and for airing attacks on World War Two survivor George Soros. In an open letter to Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News…

Google+