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‘Worst Bush-era policies’ becoming the ‘new normal’: ACLU

From the point of view of civil libertarians, the Obama administration has been an exercise in frustration, with every hopeful sign followed by failures to live up to its own promises. The ACLU has just issued a report (pdf), titled “Establishing a New Normal: National Security, Civil Liberties, and Human…

Pentagon can’t account for $8.7 billion in Iraqi funds

US audit finds weakness in Pentagon controls for Iraq funds; $8.7 billion missing. The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday. The…

Curbing US military reduces Afghan insurgent attacks: report

Restrictions imposed on US-led forces in Afghanistan to reduce civilian casualties have also led to a decline in attacks by insurgent fighters, a new report says. The recently fired US commander, General Stanley McChrystal, imposed the curbs last year on use of aerial bombing and other heavy weapons in a…

Report: US banks laundering money for Mexican drug war

Wachovia admits at least $110 million laundered through its branches US banks are playing a crucial role in the running of the Mexican drug trade, allowing their facilities to be used to launder money in a drug war that has taken the lives of more than 22,000 people in the…

Report says doctors helped refine harsh methods

A prominent physicians group is charging that medical personnel were used to test and refine the effectiveness of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques for terror detainees in U.S. custody under the guise of safeguarding their health. Physicians for Human Rights outlined the allegations stemming from a Bush-era interrogation program…

Europe’s debt crisis poses emerging threat to world economic stability

The sovereign debt crisis in Europe shows that the world’s economic woes are “far from over” and highlights the need for reforms, the vice chairman of the World Economic Forum said on Sunday. “What we… see as we gather in the growing storm of a European sovereign debt crisis is…

Number of attempted US domestic attacks soar: report

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The number of attempted attacks against the United States in the past nine months has “surpassed the number of attempts during any other previous one-year period,” according to a Department of Homeland Security memo, CNN said. The DHS assessment dated May 21, and reported on the CNN…

Oil inspectors let companies fill in own audits, while one admitted getting high on meth, report says

The agency in charge of overseeing the United States’ oil reserves was plagued with gross mismanagement that in at least one case allowed the companies being inspected to fill in their own audit reports, an Inspector General’s report will reportedly reveal this week. Regulators overseeing oil drilling in the Gulf…

US school for disabled forces students to wear packs that deliver massive electric shocks

Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI)  has filed a report and urgent appeal with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture alleging that the Judge Rotenberg Center for the disabled, located in Massachusetts, violates the UN Convention against Torture. The rights group submitted their report this week, titled “Torture not Treatment:…

Fox, ABC News reporters bicker at ‘tightly controlled’ Politico brunch

A picture on the web shows Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace enjoying cocktails with fellow colleague Brett Baier and their respective wives Sunday. But, according to another report, Wallace wasn’t all smiles at the party. “While the rest of the guests were casually mingling at Allbritton Communications’ Sunday morning…

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