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DC’s spy establishment in panic mode over Washington Post expose

Washington’s intelligence establishment appears to be in panic mode over an upcoming Washington Post series about runaway growth in defense and intelligence spending. A State Department email has accused the Post of planning to make public “top secret” information about defense and intelligence contractors working for the US, despite an…

NASA called in to investigate Toyota acceleration

WASHINGTON — The US government announced a series of investigations into “unintended acceleration” in Toyota and other brands of cars on Tuesday, and said NASA engineers would be called in to help. In a statement, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said US space agency experts in “electromagnetic interference,” computer-controlled electronic systems…

Senate sends jobs bill to Obama

WASHINGTON — Amid deep election-year worries about high unemployment, the US Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to send President Barack Obama a 17.6-billion-dollar package aimed at creating jobs. “It is the first of what I hope will be a series of jobs packages,” Obama told reporters shortly after the 68-29 vote,…

Bob Dylan canvases unveiled in London art show

LONDON — A collection of Bob Dylan paintings billed as the US musician’s first works on canvas went on show Thursday, promoted with typically inscrutable comments by the legendary star. “Bob Dylan on Canvas” at the Halcyon Gallery in London’s upmarket Mayfair district includes pieces with price tags ranging from…

Milblogger claims NYT lied about not paying reporter’s ransom

The New York Times lied when it said it had not paid a ransom for the release of report David Rohde, a freelance war correspondent is alleging. In a series of Twitter statements, blogger Michael Yon asserted that the Times “paid millions to get Rohde released,” and suggested the paper…

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