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Senator uses old-style filibuster on CIA nominee

Senator uses old-style filibuster on CIA nominee WASHINGTON (AP) – A Republican senator and tea party favorite from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to take control of the chamber and block Senate confirmation of John Brennan’s … Continue reading

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Obama, in Europe, signs Patriot Act extension

Obama, in Europe, signs Patriot Act extension WASHINGTON (AP) – Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. “It’s … Continue reading

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Another Win for Arpaio: Immigration Activists Lose Court Battle

Another Win for Arpaio: Immigration Activists Lose Court Battle PHOENIX, AZ – After several months under consideration, Federal Judge Susan Bolton this week ruled in favor of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the County Attorney’s Office in a hotly … Continue reading

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Miss. judge jails attorney for not reciting pledge

Miss. judge jails attorney for not reciting pledge JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi judge jailed a lawyer for several hours for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, ordering the attorney to “purge himself” of contempt by standing and … Continue reading

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