A report that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden wanted to join an organization of former KGB agents is false, a Russian lawyer assisting him told The Moscow News.
The Palm Center has received a $1.35 million grant to study issues related to the integrating of transgender persons into the armed forces.
The intra-party feud between New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took on a dietary flavor Tuesday when Christie responded to Paul's criticism of pork ingredients in aid to Hurricane Sandy victims by charging the Kentucky senator with an inordinate desire to bring federally funded bacon home to the Bluegrass State.
The military judge in the court martial of Bradley Manning found the Army PFC who sent hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks not guilty of the most serious charge against him, aiding the enemy.
The strange journey of Edward Snowden may have taken another bizarre turn, as the head of a KGB veterans group in Moscow has reported that Snowden, the whistleblower on the National Security Agency's secret collection of America's phone records and electronic messages, has applied for membership in the organization of former members of Russia's secret police.
A verdict has been reached in the court martial of Bradley Manning, but the judge will wait until Tuesday to announce her decision.
Seven government vehicles arrived outside the Bayside Collective in Olympia, Washington, where federal agents with guns drawn seized business records and about $2,500 worth of marijuana in a raid Wednesday morning, according to a report on King TV, Channel 5, the NBC affiliate in Seattle. King 5.com, citing an unnamed source in the U.S. attorney's office, said Bayside was one of four dispensaries raided in the Seattle area in the culmination of two-year investigation, with the evidence to go before a grand jury in September. The action was taken pursuant to federal law banning the sales or dispensing of marijuana, despite its legalization for recreational as well as medicinal use by referenda measures adopted by voters in Washington and Colorado last November.
"When's the last time a president put out an emergency statement against an amendment?" Rep. Justin Amash tweeted late Tuesday night in reference to Obama's response to Amash's amendment to cut the funding of the NSA's massive collection of citizens' phone records. "The Washington elites fear liberty. They fear you," he added.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday is scheduled to debate an amendment to curb the National Security Agency's collection of records of billions of phone calls.