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Noam Chomsky: United States is ‘world’s leading terrorist state’

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The United States is the “world’s leading terrorist state,” based on its deadly, CIA-run operations in the likes of Nicaragua and Cuba, according to new op-ed by historian and social philosopher Noam Chomsky. In a new piece posted at Truthout.org, Chomsky pointed to the Central Intelligence Agency’s classified review of its own ...

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Germany discovers second US spy

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German authorities have carried out a raid on the residence of a defense ministry official suspected of passing secrets to the US, just one week after the arrest of a German intelligence officer who worked as a double agent. Officials from the Federal Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday that residential and ...

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Public approval rating for Congress hits record low 7%

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Just when you thought it couldn’t go any lower, the approval rating for Congress among Americans has hit an all time low, according to a new Gallup poll. The number of Americans who now have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress as an institution stands at ...

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Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney unexpectedly resigns

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United States President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that he’s accepted the resignation of White House press secretary Jay Carney. Josh Earnest, the White House special assistant to the president and principal deputy press secretary, will assume Carney’s role, Obama said during a surprise appearance from the commander-in-chief during a ...

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Poll: 47% of unemployed have ‘completely given up’ looking for a job

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A new poll suggests that finding employment, particularly for the long-term unemployed, continues to be a struggle for Americans. The poll, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals, asked questions of 1,500 unemployed adult Americans last month. “This survey shows that millions of Americans are at risk ...

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Russia demands Obama reply to claim Blackwater operating in Ukraine

Blackwater Ukraine

Earlier this week, Academi, the mercenary successor to Blackwater, told the German newspaper Zeit Online it does not have personnel on the ground in Ukraine assisting the junta in its effort to roll back opposition. Bild am Sonntag, the largest-selling Sunday newspaper in Germany, reported last Sunday the presence of 400 mercenaries from the ...

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Rand Paul: Audit the Fed or I will hold up nominees

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United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) says he plans to hold the appointment of three new likely members of the US Federal Reserve unless colleagues in Congress hold a vote on auditing the Fed. A long-time opponent of the central bank, Paul wrote Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) informing him of ...

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Former CIA and NSA director: ‘We kill people based on metadata’

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Former National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Michael Hayden. At a recent debate concerning the National Security Agency’s bulk surveillance programs, former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden admitted that metadata is used as the basis for killing people. The comments were made during a debate ...

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