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This year’s midterm primaries proved that no politician is safe from the wrath of the American people, as establishment Republicans and Democrats like Senators Bob Bennett and Arlen Spector can attest. While a number of incumbents have been ousted in the primaries, perhaps the greatest shock was experienced by establishment Republican and Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who currently trails Tea Party favorite Joe Miller.

CIAThe CIA is worried that the United States will become known as an exporter of terrorism, according to a recent revelation by the Internet whistleblower site WikiLeaks.org.

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As bad as the Transportation Security Administration’s full-body scanners are, at least they are avoidable simply by not flying. Opting to drive or ride a bus, however, no longer guarantees that one will not be subject to similar scans. That innocent-looking delivery van cruising through the neighborhood may very well be a mobile version of the TSA’s x-ray vision.

The New York Times  on August 25 quoted unnamed Afghan and U.S. officials who asserted that the chief of the Afghan National Security Council official Mohammed Zia Salehi appears to have been receiving CIA money for many years.

The Voice of America News reported regarding this story:

Reporters for the Washington Times newspaper clearly took a measured, analytical view when they learned that a U.S. State Department agency most folks never heard of, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has for six years been providing foreign aid to Third World countries that purportedly commit to "good government and democracy" — places like Senegal, home of massive government corruption and human-rights abuses, which will be getting a $540 million grant next month.

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