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Late Night FDL: Hopeless Wanderer

Mumford & Sons - Hopeless Wanderer Mumford & Sons are going totally electric on their new album, Wilder Mind...

Family of Young Black Man Killed by Chicago Police Sue City of Chicago, Challenge ‘Code of Silence’

A civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit was filed in federal court against Chicago police officers and the city of Chicago for the killing of Roshad McIntosh. He was fatally shot by police on August 24, 2014. “I lost my son, he was taken from me,” Cynthia Lane, Roshad’s mother, stated. “I’m really hurt. Roshad’s [...]

FBI’s Culture of Hostility Toward Whistleblowers—And How Justice Department Permits Policy of Retaliation

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on FBI retaliation against whistleblowers, FBI associate deputy director Kevin Perkins declared, “We will not and do not tolerate retaliation against whistleblowers in the FBI.” The astonishing...Show More Summary

Clinton Personal Email Cesspool Deepens

Hillary Clinton announced in a Tweet that she wants her former employer, the Department of State, to review her emails with an eye toward releasing them. Here, she said it herself, on The Official Twitter: I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them [...]

Hawks In House Call On White House To Send Arms To Ukraine

More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine, UN reports #infographic — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) March 2, 2015 A bipartisan group of hawkish committee chairs and rankings...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton: ‘I Want Public To See My Email’

I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 5, 2015 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to the controversy surrounding her use of a private email account yesterday by tweeting: “I [...]

The Roundup

Hey there folks! Looks like things are stable for now. International Politics Overall - Who wants American troops to fight against the Islamic State? The Islamic State of course! - Robert Kelley, former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, tells The Real News why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is wrong when it comes to Iran - A [...]

Late Night FDL: Mule

Gov't Mule - Mule Gov't Mule has new vinyl coming out...

Corrections Corp. of America Reaches Settlement in Idaho Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Idaho Correctional Center, Screenshot from Google Maps[/caption]On February 23rd, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) settled a lawsuit brought by a former nurse at the Idaho Correctional Center (ICC) named Michelle Pierce, who claimed she had been fired in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment and abuse by her colleagues. Show More Summary

Judge Decides FBI, Justice Department May Keep Records on Investigation Into WikiLeaks Secret

A federal judge has determined the government does not have to release records related to its investigation into WikiLeaks. The judge indicated the court was "persuaded" there is a "criminal investigation." The government had provided "sufficient specificity" as to the investigation's status and a "sufficient explanation as to why the investigation is of long-term duration."

Explanation of how the peremptory challenges were made in the Boston Marathon Bombing Case

Remember to include your client in the decision process because his life is at stake and he may have gotten a good or bad feeling from AB at some point during the voir dire process. Also remember that a mistake with AB could get your...Show More Summary

Rally Connects Reports of Chicago ‘Black Site’ to Push for Reparations for Police Torture Survivors

Young organizers in Chicago held a downtown rally on March 2 to communicate to Mayor Rahm Emanuel that the outcome of a recent primary was a message from marginalized communities in the city. That message involves dissatisfaction that Emanuel has failed to support a reparations ordinance for police torture survivors. But organizers also sought to [...]

What Role Did Chicago Police Detective Deployed to Guantanamo Play in Renditions?

If one did not know who Richard Zuley was from reporter Jess Bravin’s account, or from my article linking Zuley, the interrogation leader in the torture of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, with a history of alleged Chicago police frame-up and coerced confessions (reported at The Dissenter last November), the splash of notoriety from a recent series [...]

Bridgegate: Jamie Fox’s Problematic Lobbying Records

MT @mattkatz00: Released Friday night: $10,678,799.83 for #Bridgegate lawyers,so far — AFTNJ (@AFTNJ) February 17, 2015 Last month the seemingly unending and ever-expanding political vortex known as Bridgegate sucked in yet another major figure in New Jersey politics and government, James P. Show More Summary

The Roundup for March 3rd, 2015

Hey there folks, apologies for the site issues. I’m sure a solution will be made. Like the old saying goes, always look on the bright side of life. Mr. Netanyahu Goes To Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress yesterday despite former Israeli generals and security advisers warning him not to do [...]

Over Easy: Opening Statements Today in Boston Bombing Case

Opening statements are not evidence and they are not arguments. They are statements by the lawyers to sketch out their respective cases for the jury.

NY Demonstrators Say #No2Netanyahu While DC Protesters Rally To #ShutDownAIPAC

Dozens of demonstrators in New York braved driving snow on Sunday to protest the arrival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the United States. “One of the issues we aim to raise awareness about is Israel’s impunity against...Show More Summary

Late Night FDL: I Am I Said

Neil Diamond - I Am I Said Neil Diamond says he'll tour until he can't...

West Virginia Repeals Law Made By Coal Industry To Help Coal Industry

Lawmakers in West Virginia repealed the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Act, which forced utility companies to use more alternative fuels, early this month. The law, passed in 2009, mandated West Virginia to get 25 percent of its electricity from alternative and renewable energy sources. However, the law defines “alternative energy resources” as natural [...]

Netanyahu Speaks To Congress Making Claims Disputed By Mossad

Despite Israel’s own intelligence agency, the Mossad, disagreeing with his assertions, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a hawkish speech to the US Congress claiming Iran was on the verge of producing a nuclear weapon.That warning from Netanyahu has been made continually throughout the previous decades often with the warning of “three to five years” [...]

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