The American Civil Liberties Union has joined the fight to protect the trademark rights of the Washington Redskins.

While Selma history may be in the news, Spokane patriots were making real news standing up to the federal government — and winning.

—Senate Democrats, after discovering rather late in the legislative process that the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (H.R. 181, S. 178) contains provisions that would revive the Hyde Amendment’s restrictions on federal funding for abortion, have suddenly come out against the legislation — unless the language they object to is removed.


Almost two years after Edward Snowden revealed the scope of NSA spying on American citizens, a federal court has issued another extension to keep the domestic spying program going until June, when Congress will vote on whether to reauthorize section 215 of the PATRIOT Act.



After 47 Republican U.S. senators sent a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran, cautioning him that any agreement he might reach with President Obama over Iran's nuclear weapons program could be reversed by a future U.S. president, it touched off a storm of protest from defenders of the Obama administration. Some are even accusing the senators of treason.

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