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After Hurricane Katrina, police lied to family about shooting

Matt McDonald left his native Connecticut and headed to New Orleans in the summer of 2005, shortly before Hurricane Katrina struck and floodwaters engulfed the city. McDonald was a troubled soul, a heavy drinker who had lived on the streets, but he kept in touch with his family, calling from…

ACLU: Obama’s reversal on Patriot Act reform ‘a major travesty’

Key components in the USA Patriot Act are set to expire at the end of the year, but President Barack Obama is seeking to extend them, reversing his stark opposition in the past to the same provisions. “The president’s reversal on Patriot Act reform is a major travesty,” said Michelle…

Siegelman: Bush lawyers still running Justice Department

President Barack Obama’s Justice Department has changed little from the Bush Justice Department because the same people are still running the show, says former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Siegelman is fighting a 2006 corruption conviction he and many observers say was politically motivated and may have even been orchestrated from…

Conservative: Murdoch killed my ‘Whores’ book because I criticize Fox

A former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor who founded the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch alleges Rupert Murdoch’s publishing company, HarperCollins, killed his autobiography because he criticized Fox News in the book. Murdoch is chairman of News Corp., which owns both Fox News and HarperCollins, as well as the New York…

FBI may have destroyed files on Walter Cronkite

FBI spokesman: ‘We would need warehouses to keep everything we’ve collected’ Officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation said they may have destroyed files on legendary newsman Walter Cronkite in an October 2007 document purge. Blogger and San Francisco-based gay activist Michael Petrelis filed a Freedom of Information Act request…

CNN anchor calls out Fox News: ‘You lie!’

When Fox News ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post — as well as in two newspapers owned by Fox’s parent company — claiming that it had been the only network to cover the 9.12 tea party rally in Washington, DC, it was more than one CNN anchor was…

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