Transparency

Record Poverty in America

During the four years that marked President Barack Obama’s first term in office, the real median income of American households dropped by $2,627 and the number of people on poverty increased by approximately 6,667,000

  • September 19, 2013
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  • Terence P. Jeffrey
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Households on Food Stamps Outnumber all Households in Northeast U.S

A record 23,116,928 American households were enrolled in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—AKA food stamps—during the month of June

  • September 19, 2013
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  • Terence P. Jeffrey
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Lawless and Destructive

When Edward Snowden first revealed the spying the NSA has been conducting on what was then thought to be only customers of Verizon, the government was embarrassed, but it reluctantly acknowledged that Snowden revealed a truth

  • September 19, 2013
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  • Andrew Napolitano
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Ordinary Americans Targeted in Spying Programs

Civil liberties groups released newly obtained documents Thursday that they say show innocent Americans being swept into a broad nationwide counterterrorism program

  • September 19, 2013
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  • AP in San Francisco
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Plunging America Further Into Debt

isn’t the fact that the U.S. has hit its debt ceiling “over a hundred times” – and, thus, has had to keep raising it – proof that raising the limit does, in fact, lead to increased debt?

  • September 19, 2013
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  • Craig Bannister
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Secrecy: Obama Administration Waives Anti-Terrorism Provisions

The Obama administration waived provisions of a federal law which ban the supply of weapons and money to terrorists

  • September 17, 2013
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  • RT News
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Record Taxation

The federal government raked in a record of approximately $2,472,542,000,000 in tax revenues through the first eleven months of fiscal 2013, which ran from Oct. 1, 2012 through the end of August

  • September 17, 2013
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  • Terence P. Jeffrey
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$650 Million in Welfare Benefits to Illegal Alien Parents

A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013

  • September 17, 2013
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  • CBS LA
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Executive Actions Implemented Over D.C. Navy Yard Shooting

President Barack Obama on Monday wearily lamented “yet another mass shooting,” this time in the nation’s capital where the debate that raged earlier this year over tightening firearms laws has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates

  • September 17, 2013
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  • CBS DC/ AP
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Incognito

Edward Snowden is living under guard at a secret location in Russia, but is able to travel around the country freely without being recognised

  • September 17, 2013
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  • Shaun Walker
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Fukushima is Destroying the Pacific Ocean

The operator of the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday that it dumped more than 1,000 tons of polluted water into the sea after a typhoon raked the facility

  • September 17, 2013
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  • AFP
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New Jersey Poverty Reaches 52-Year High

Poverty in New Jersey continued to grow even as the national recession lifted, reaching a 52-year high in 2011, according to a report released today

  • September 9, 2013
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  • Brent Johnson
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43% of Americans Pay No Income Tax

The share of households who aren’t paying any federal income tax has fallen, and a new analysis from the Tax Policy Center predicts that it will continue to shrink in years to come

  • September 9, 2013
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  • Allison Linn
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The NSA’s Economic Espionage

Despite earlier US assurances that its Department of Defense does not “engage in economic espionage in any domain,” a new report suggests that the intelligence agency NSA spied on Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras

  • September 9, 2013
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  • RT News
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Obama Administration Reversed NSA Restrictions

The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases

  • September 9, 2013
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  • Ellen Nakashima
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Look Who Unknowingly Funds Pro-Rebel Syria Propaganda…

The Syrian Emergency Task Force, the pro-rebel lobbying outfit that employs widely quoted intervention advocate Elizabeth O’Bagy as its political director, receives funding from the U.S. Department of State and related government contractors

  • September 9, 2013
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  • Charles C. Johnson
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Americans More Interested in Miley Than Potential War With Syria

Americans viewed twelve times as many pages about Miley Cyrus as they did about Syria — even though the news sources published 2.4 Syria articles for every one about Miley

  • September 9, 2013
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  • MAUREEN O'CONNOR
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Chelsea Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon

Lawyers for Chelsea Manning filed a request for a pardon from President Barack Obama Tuesday, following the soldier’s 35-year jail sentence for one of the biggest military intelligence leak in U.S. history

  • September 4, 2013
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  • Al Jazeera and AFP
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