Government Oversight

US names Guantanamo Bay prisoners designated for indefinite detention
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A list released by the U.S. government Monday identifies several dozen Guantanamo Bay prisoners who have been designated as too dangerous to release but who can’t be prosecuted.

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Report: Tax Exempt Applications for Pro-Israel Groups Run Through IRS’ Anti-Terrorism Unit
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If you’re a pro-Israel group applying for tax-exempt status, prepare to have your application scrutinized by the Internal Revenue Service’s anti-terrorism unit, National Review Online’s Eliana Johnson reports, citing one of the agency’s Cincinnati agents. Gary Muthert during an interview with House Oversight Committee investigators said that Jewish and/or pro-Israel applications are considered “specialty cases” […]

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CNN: Obama Approval/Trust Ratings Take Big Hit
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Over the course of just one month, President Obama’s approval rating in the CNN/ORC poll has dropped a full 8 points to just 45%, his lowest rating in eighteen months. His disapproval rating climbed to 54%. On the all-important issue of trust, the president took a 9 point hit. Only 49% of those surveyed believe […]

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Schieffer: Snowden 'No Hero'
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CBS News’ Bob Schieffer used his commentary segment on “Face the Nation” Sunday to hammer NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.   “I like people who are willing to stand up to the government. As a reporter, it’s my job to do that from time to time. Some of the people I admire most are in the […]

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The Caucus: Cheney Defends Surveillance and Says Leaks Were Traitorous
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” defended the newly disclosed electronic surveillance programs operated by the government and called the former N.S.A. contract worker who disclosed them a traitor.     

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Kerry Associate Chosen for Post on Closing Guantánamo Prison
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Cliff Sloan, a lawyer with a varied career in government, is expected to be named the next envoy to the military jail on Monday.     

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Video: Sarah Palin slams "Orwellian" U.S. government
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“Now more than ever it just seems so Orwellian around here,” said 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin at the 2013 Faith and Freedom Conference, telling the audience that the Obama administration is not being truthful with Americans about recent controversies, “but finally around here those scandals are being revealed.”

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