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Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama’s sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. 869 more words

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Senate passes measure to improve FOIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill to update the Freedom of Information Act.

By voice vote on Monday, lawmakers endorsed a bill by Democratic Sen. 135 more words


@NationalBar: Plan for immediate justice for Michael Brown

National Bar Association
November 26, 2014


The National Bar Association Issues Next Steps In The “War on Police Brutality”
In Wake of the Michael Brown Verdict, Yesterday’s 12:30 a.m. 903 more words

Mergers everywhere

Hey Nancy, today was so cold I felt like my feet would develop frostbite just by standing there. But at least we’re educating people about recycling kind of. 386 more words

Digital Rights

Senate kills bill that would have reined in NSA and rampant surveillance

Last night, Republicans led by Senator Mitch McConnell fended off efforts to rein in the National Security Agency (NSA), resulting in the axing of the bipartisan-crafted USA Freedom Act. 546 more words


Surveillance-limiting USA Freedom Act fails to clear Senate

The U.S. Senate has blocked the USA Freedom Bill by giving it two votes fewer than it needed to pass. The bill would have ended the bulk collection of phone records and internet metadata within the U.S., so that’s a real shame – such collection amounts to a form of mass surveillance. 613 more words

RT: 'ISIS! 9/11!' NSA reform bill killed in US Senate over terror fears

Published time: November 19, 2014 01:12
Edited time: November 19, 2014 01:46

Reuters/Eric Miller

The US Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster and move forward with the USA Freedom Act, which would have placed significant restrictions on the way the National Security Agency’s conducts surveillance domestically. 149 more words