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Taxpayer Dollars Paid 1/3 of Richest Corporate CEOs

More than one-third of the nation’s highest-paid CEOs from the past two decades led companies that were subsidized by American taxpayers

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Contradicting War Powers

As President Barack Obama weighs military action in Syria, it remains unclear whether he will first seek congressional authorization

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$52 Billion ‘Black Budget’ – U.S. Spying Revealed in Leaked Report

The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fiscal 2013, obtained by The Washington Post from former ­intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, maps a bureaucratic and operational landscape that has never been subject to public scrutiny

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Intel Report Doesn’t Confirm Origin of Syrian Chemical Attack

United States Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the US intelligence community has concluded that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is responsible for killing more than 1,000 people with chemical gas last week near Damascus

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Broke: U.S. Can’t Afford to Intervene in Syria

The U.S. military, struggling after defense cuts of tens of billions of dollars, will be unable to pay for attacks on Syria from current operating funds and must seek additional money from Congress

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Government Agencies Sell Personal Info to Marketing Companies

Roughly 60 percent of the mail we get can be classified as junk mail, but sometimes that flood of mail seems nonstop, and the pitches are often unsettlingly specific

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Governments Demanded Data on Thousands of Facebook Users

Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States

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NSA Employees Spied on Love Interests

The employees even had a code name for the practice – “Love-int” – meaning the gathering of intelligence on their partners

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NSA Bugged the U.N.

The U.S. National Security Agency has bugged the United Nations’ New York headquarters, Germany’s Der Spiegel weekly said on Sunday in a report on U.S. spying that could further strain relations between Washington and its allies

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Are Millennials Washington’s Only Hope?

For a least a decade, experts have struggled to understand why civic-minded Millennials are rejecting public service and politics

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