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Richest Man Slim Cited for Profiting From Phones for Poor

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Congressional Republicans want to rein in a $2.2 billion U.S. mobile-phone subsidy for the poor, saying it’s riddled with fraud and benefits the world’s richest...   Read More

South Korea: Close Friend Of The U.S., And A Defense Welfare Queen

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Despite North Korea’s many threats to turn South Korea’s capital of Seoul into a “lake of fire,” the city acts pretty normal. Residents say...   Read More

America can’t afford the real cost of Guantánamo

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In his April 30 press conference, President Obama responded to a reporter’s question about the hunger strikers at Guantánamo with a promise to reengage...   Read More

DOJ: We don’t need warrants for e-mail, Facebook chats

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The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI believe they don’t need a search warrant to review Americans’ e-mails, Facebook chats, Twitter direct messages,...   Read More

IRS scrutiny went beyond Tea Party, targeting of conservative groups broader than thought

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An IRS campaign to apply additional scrutiny to conservative groups went beyond targeting “Tea Party” and “patriot” groups to include those focused on government...   Read More

Government seizes AP phone records

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The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top...   Read More

Get Uncle Sam out of the green startup loan business

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Meet the Solyndra of the electric car industry: Fisker Automotive. In 2009, the company was awarded a $529 million loan through the Advanced Technology...   Read More

Thermometer Cost Taxpayers $643,997.60

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Wondering if it’s too hot to go outside at your workplace? Don’t bother checking the thermometer or stepping outside:  the Federal government has the...   Read More

Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

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The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by...   Read More

FDA continues war on caffeine

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Waking up to the morning newspaper and a cup of hot coffee is one of life’s great pleasures, but it may soon be only...   Read More