Padilla (left) is a citizen of the United States and a convicted terrorist. On Monday, he filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that the nation's highest court review the decision of an appeals court to dismiss his suit alleging torture at the hands of U.S. government officials.

With little more than a month to go until Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker faces his recall vote, unions and their supporters are pulling out all the stops to replace him with one of their own.

In a surprise move the White House issued a statement on Wednesday threatening to veto CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) because of privacy concerns.  Parts of the statement sounded as if they had been drafted by Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul:

The controversy over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) intensifies as further proposed revisions to the bill raise concerns regarding federal overreach. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (left) of Texas has proposed adding an amendment that would allow Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to “intercept” a major portion of the Web and email communications, and “deploy countermeasures” against Internet-based adversaries.

Perhaps prodded by Virginia’s success in passing a law preventing the federal government from apprehending and indefinitely detaining citizens of that state, the state legislature of Arizona on Tuesday passed its own anti-NDAA bill.

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