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WikiLeaks rebukes allegation that Assange complained of ‘Jewish conspiracy’

Secrets outlet WikiLeaks was on the defensive Tuesday after a British publication claimed that founder Julian Assange had complained of a “Jewish conspiracy” to smear his organization. That claim, Private Eye editor Ian Hislop recalled, came directly from a phone call with Assange himself — and the allegation’s level of…

UK court tosses election results over smear campaign

A British court on Friday threw out the results of a parliamentary election after deciding that the victor had gone too far in distorting his opponent’s positions. Experts warned the ruling clears the way for judges to referee electoral contests — a potentially messy precedent. The two judges decided that…

Sex-obsessed Foley returns to limelight with Facebook ‘drunk smear’

An Internet rumor about a Democratic senator being drunk on the Senate floor has prompted Mark Foley, the disgraced Florida Republican, to issue harsh words of condemnation that some observers see as being hypocritical. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) was accused last week by an anonymous YouTube user of being drunk…

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