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Why does the FBI find it necessary to spy on Portand's City Council?

If President Bush wants to tell the truth to the American public, he can make Cheney, Rove and Libby come clean about their role in the Plame affair.

The White House practices the dark arts of trashing whistleblowers who
exposed prisoner abuse at Guantánamo and the warrantless spying program, adding another layer of illegality to the war on terror.

Forty-two years later, assassination buffs continue to attack the
validity of the Warren Report.

OK, everyone who has studied the unitary executive theory of the presidency, raise your hand. Anyone? A former prosecutor examines what's behind Bush's legal fig leaf.

The FBI was probably tapping Edward Said's phone right up until the day
he died. Details are emerging of a surveillance effort that extended
for nearly thirty years.

When the FBI hunted down and killed one of its most wanted fugitives in September, outrage over the botched operation may have energized the Puerto Rican independence movement.

The FBI--with apparent White House
approval--continues to seek the authority to bypass the court system in
pursuit of evidence against terror suspects.

Even in tiny outposts like Havre, Montana, a profound
cultural and psychological shift has occurred since the events of 9/11.

Blogs

 On MSNBC's Countdown, Greg Mitchell and Chris Hayes ask, has WikiLeaks' Julian Assange really endangered lives?

December 3, 2010

When Jeremy Scahill reported on a secret US war in Pakistan last year, the Pentagon called his article "conspiratorial." But now, says Scahill on Democracy Now!, the latest WikiLeaks diplomatic cables dump confirms his reporting.

December 3, 2010

When officials refuse to act, whistleblowers need "a safety valve."

October 17, 2010

The military's most elite, secretive force has started advertising for highly-sensitive positions on public jobs sites. Is this 'Preparing the Battlefield' 2.0?

August 25, 2010

Kucinich's legislation says: "No one, including the President, may instruct a person…to engage in, or conspire to engage in, the extrajudicial killing of a United States citizen."

August 5, 2010

The much-hyped Washington Post series on privatized intelligence fails to effectively take on contractor involvement in assassinations, renditions and torture.

July 20, 2010

Literally millions of Americans are employed to battle Osama bin Laden and his minions, a Post series reports, arrayed against a threat that barely exists.

July 19, 2010

It's unlikely that Shahram Amiri was kidnapped and tortured. But it's not out of the question that he didn't want to be part of a propaganda campaign involving exaggerated or fake intelligence.

July 14, 2010

Intelligence veteran Robert Grenier, who worked covertly in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, recently offered a rare glimpse into the world of  privatized intelligence, Blackwater and the CIA assassination program.

July 7, 2010

The Los Angeles Times reports that the administration is considering using Bagram to hold terrorism suspects from countries such as Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan.

June 9, 2010