Jack Kenny

If you're ever in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, don't complain about the water there. A state official recently warned that an unfounded complaint about water quality could be considered an "act of terrorism," the Tennessean reported Thursday.

A group representing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign named alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a victim of gun violence.


President Obama is preparing regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Though National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander (testifying along with officials from the Justice Department in a rare public oversight hearing by the House Intelligence Committee) claimed that more than 50 terror plots had been discovered and prevented thanks to the NSA's highly classified data collections, doubt surrounds several of his examples.



Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:00

Would the NSA's PRISM Have Prevented 9/11?

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said on Fox News Sunday this week that if the National Security Agency's controversial program PRISM — a daily collection of private telephone records and Internet messages — had been in place before the 9/11 attacks in 2001, the terrorists' plot might have been foiled.





The civil war in Syria is a growing source of tension between the United States and Russia.

Though most media have almost disregarded out of hand the government’s daily violations of the Fourth Amendment, they don’t like it when journalists are spied upon.

Monday, 17 June 2013 09:50

U.S. Troops, Missiles at Syrian Border

A task force of 300 U.S. Marines and a Patriot anti-aircraft missile system have been deployed along Syria's border with Jordan as the United States prepares to ship weapons to rebel forces in the two-year-old civil war in Syria that has so far taken an estimated 93,000 lives.

Following news accounts of how the government has been collecting and storing millions of phone call records, e-mail messages and other forms of electronic communications every day, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday greater protections are needed — for the government.



Attorney General Eric Holder offered to answer in closed session when asked in a Senate hearing if the executive branch had been monitoring the phone calls of members of Congress.

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