Tag: Associated Press

FOIA Documents Reveal Massive DEA Program to Record American’s Whereabouts With License Plate Readers

01/26/2015 License Plate Scanners By Bennett Stein, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project & Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 7:15pm (Updated below) The Drug Enforcement Administration has initiated a massive national license plate reader program with major civil liberties concerns but […]

2014 Jefferson Muzzles

  The U.S. Department of Justice The White House Press Office The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security The North Carolina General Assembly Police The Kansas Board of Regents Modesto Junior College The Tennessee State Legislature Wharton High School Principal Brad Woods Pemberton Township High School […]

AG Order No. 3420-2014 Policy Regarding Obtaining Information From, or Records of, Members of the News Media; and Regarding Questioning, Arresting, or Charging Members of the News Media

SUMMARY: This rule amends the policy of the Department of Justice regarding the use of subpoenas, certain court orders, and search warrants, to obtain information from, or records of, members of the news media. The rule also amends the Department’s policy regarding questioning, arresting, or charging members of […]

Israel PM slams Iran move to send ships towards US

EEV: This may eventually lead to the escalation of Iranian missiles being within striking distance of the U.S. Mainland. 3 hours ago            Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel on Sunday denounced an Iranian announcement that it was sending naval ships towards the United States as further evidence that loosening sanctions […]

Obama boycott: Major US news outlets refuse to use White House photos

 Published time: November 27, 2013 21:03                                                                             US President Barack Obama is surrounded by photographers while he eats breakfast. (AFP Photo / Scott Olson) The coalition of major news outlets protesting the White House’s photo policy continues to grow, with McClatchy newspapers adding their name on Wednesday to […]

World’s top climate scientists told to ‘cover up’ the fact that the Earth’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years

Leaked United Nations report reveals the  world’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years Politicians have raised concerns about  the final draft Fears that the findings will encourage  deniers of man-made climate change By  Tamara Cohen, Political Correspondent PUBLISHED: 14:40 EST, 19  September 2013 |  UPDATED: 14:41 […]

Employment gap between America’s rich and poor at widest level on record – with lowest earners at same jobless rate as the Great Depression

By  Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:28 EST, 16  September 2013 |  UPDATED: 09:32 EST, 16 September 2013   The gap in employment rates between America’s  highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since  officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according […]

‘Syrian rebels take responsibility for the chemical attack admitting the weapons were provided by Saudis’ – source

 EEV: Requesting 2nd source confirmation     Photo: EPA In an interview with Dale Gavlak, a Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press and Mint Press News, Syrian rebels tacitly implied that they were responsible for last week’s chemical attack. Some information could not immediately be independently verified.  “From numerous […]

Obama: NSA secret data gathering ‘transparent’

By KIMBERLY DOZIER / AP Intelligence Writer / June 17, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparent — even though they are authorized in secret. ‘‘It is transparent,’’ Obama told PBS’s Charlie Rose […]

Tiananmen Square online searches censored by Chinese authorities

Banned search terms include ‘today’, ‘tomorrow’ and date references in attempt to quell protest Jonathan Kaiman in Beijing guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 4 June 2013 08.55 EDT Twitter image mocking Chinese censorship of Tiananmen Square, adapted from AP’s 1989 photograph (the search term ‘Big Yellow Duck’ is banned). Photograph: Twitter/weibo.com/weibolg […]

Top Democratic spokesman causes Twitter explosion with complaint about news organizations boycotting ‘off the record’ briefing with US attorney general

‘Some in the media refuse to meet with’ Eric  Holder, wrote top DNC flack Brad Woodhouse. ‘Kind of forfeits your right [to]  gripe.’ The DO staff ‘can just find how [reporters]  feel via subpoenaed email and phone records,’ snarked one Buzzfeed  journalist ‘Jesus, Brad,’ came a reply from […]

Obama’s media shield law makes prosecuting journalists even easier

 Published time: May 17, 2013 21:16                                                                              US President Barack Obama. (AFP Photo / Mandel Ngan) United States President Barack Obama is encouraging Congress to take up a media shield law that was abandoned at the start of his administration, but critics of the bill say it might make […]