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Today's Featured Story: How Does A Person Become
House Speaker?
- Nov. 30th, 2018

House members 'may vote for any individual' to serve as speaker, and 'are
not required to vote for one of the [nominated] candidates,' declares a
major study.
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Why Group Libel Is Still A Staple Of U.S. Law - Oct. 31st,

U.S. law has a history of 'upholding ... the basic elements of each person’s
status, dignity, and reputation as a citizen,' according to a top legal scholar.
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Bill To Change NSA Surveillance Not Enough, Say
Privacy Experts - Nov. 29th, 2017

The NSA would still be allowed to collect information on innocent people under
the new bill, says the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
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Internet Inventors Tell FCC To Save Net Neutrality - Dec.
13th, 2017

FCC members 'don’t understand how the Internet works,' declare Inventor of the
World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee and 'father of the Internet' Vint Cerf.
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Internet Firearm Purchases Lack Legal Oversight, Says
GAO - Dec. 31st, 2017

'The relative anonymity of the Internet makes it an ideal means for prohibited
individuals to obtain illegal firearms,' according to the GAO.
President May Have Absolute Power To Keep Gov’t
Activities Secret, Say Experts - Jan. 28th, 2018

Some U.S. legal experts believe 'that the President has virtually plenary
[i.e., absolute] authority to control classified information.'
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Congress Failing To Curb Presidential Classification
Authority - Jan. 29th, 2018

'It does not appear that either [Congressional] house has invoked its [authority]
for disclosing classified information,' stated a federal study.
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Climate Change May Reap Big Profits For Federal
Contractors - Feb. 28th, 2018

The increasingly violent hurricane season may actually create quite a financial
windfall for U.S. government contractors.
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Are Contractors Running Things At The Pentagon? - Mar.
30th, 2018

'The government can become overly reliant on contractors and risk contractors
performing inherently governmental functions,' states the GAO.
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As International Tensions Increase, Foreign Investment
Questioned - Mar. 31st, 2018

Why conquer a nation by force when you can simply buy its companies?
'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' 16 Times Larger Than
Previously Thought - Apr. 29th, 2018

The Garbage Patch now has been estimated to contain a whopping 1.8 trillion
pieces of plastic, and covers an area almost 2.5 times larger than that of
modern France.
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What’s Behind the ‘New Cold War’? Probably Arctic Oil -
May 31st, 2018

The current fury may be 'motivated in part by a desire to exercise sovereign
control over the Arctic region's increasingly accessible oil and gas reserves.'
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Congress Needs To Watch Trump’s Covert Activities - June
30th, 2018

Covert actions and clandestine activities remain some of the greatest threats to
a functional democracy.
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U.S. Navy Conducting Spy Activites, Says Report - July 31st,

Since September 11, 2001, the Navy has carried out various activities that often
'blurred the traditional lines between soldier and spy,' states the report.
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Social Media Censors Are As Dangerous As Political
Ones - Aug. 31st, 2018

When anyone insists on censoring you, they are doing it for
themselves, to
either grab power or to maintain it.
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Orwell Pointed Out The Dangers Of Corporate
Censorship - Sept. 4th, 2018

'The sinister fact about literary censorship in England [or the United States] is
that it is largely voluntary,' declared George Orwell in the 1940s.
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Pentagon Fire-Fighting Foam Contains Cancer-Causing
Chemicals - Sept. 30th, 2018

The Pentagon has identified over 400 military installations which may have
released potentially dangerous chemicals, states the GAO.
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The Basis of US-Saudi Ties? Oil, Money And Cheap
- Oct. 30th, 2018

'Indications are that Saudi Arabia will remain an authoritarian state,' said a
journal representing U.S. Foreign Service members.
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