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Stop Frisking, Resort Sinks, Snowden Visit

Monday, August 12, 2013

Stop: A federal judge ruled today that NY City’s random “stop and frisk” policy has violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of people. For years, NY police officers without cause have stopped and frisked young men, usually minorities, …

Gay Russia, Girl Rescued, Men Will Name You

Sunday, August 11, 2013

RussoPhobia: Hundreds of people in London yesterday protested Russia’s “homosexual propaganda” law that outlaws informing minors about homosexuality, staging gay pride events, publicly defending gay rights, or equating gay and heterosexual relationships. They called Vladimir Putin the “Czar of homophobia.” …

Obama Assures, Embassies Open, Medicinal Weed

Saturday, August 10, 2013

National: President Obama in a press conference yesterday said he will work to reassure Americans about the government’s use of electronic surveillance. “It’s not enough for me, as president, to have confidence in these programs. The American people need to …

Closure and Strikes, Wildfire, Sub Torpedoed

Friday, August 9, 2013

World: The State Department has ordered the evacuation of the US consulate in Lahore, Pakistan. In Yemen, US drones continue to hunt down suspected members of Al Qaeda. A strike yesterday killed three men travelling in a vehicle. Fourteen militants …

Obama Cancels and Holy War

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Nyet: President Obama cancelled his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to Russia’s decision to harbor NSA leaker Edward Snowden. US-Russia relations are at a low point with lack of progress over human rights, trade and defense …

Yemen Pullout, WashPo Sold, A-Rod Out

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

World: The State Department has flown diplomatic staff out of Yemen and urged UScitizens to leave the country. This follows the closure of US embassies and consulates across the Middle East after the interception of a message from Al Qaeda …

“Threat Stream”, Hasan on Trial, Swim Champ

Monday, August 5, 2013

Threat Extended: The State Department Sunday extended the closure of 19 embassies and consulates in the Muslim world through next Saturday in response to an unspecified terror threat. Some reports say the threat comes from Al Qaeda in the Arabian …

“Biggest Threat”, Pipeline, Strikeouts

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Threat Level: The Al Qaeda threat that brought the closure of US embassies in the Middle East this weekend is the most serious in years according to Sen. Saxby Chambliss. He told NBC News, “there is an awful lot …

Terror Alert, Jobs, Obamacare Vote

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Global Alert: The US has issued a global travel alert, citing a threat of Al Qaeda attacks in the Middle East or North Africa. The State Department bulletin says, “Current information suggests that Al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to …

Terror Alert, Castro Sentenced, Greed

Friday, August 2, 2013

Alert: The State Department is closing many US embassies Sunday as the result of a terrorism alert. State did not name the embassies, but Sunday is a business day in the Middle East. A State spokeswoman said the closures were …