Spying on friends, American-style

by Nick Adams -- SYDNEY, Australia – The U.S. surveillance scandal has washed up on the shores of two of Washington's major allies, Australia and New Zealand, with both nations accused of more…

NSA admits listening to calls without warrants

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNET) — The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls. Rep. Jerrold more…

House GOP: NSA 'lockbox' stopped dozens of plots

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday he thinks that Americans' concerns about NSA surveillance will change once they fully understand the program, which more…

Scandal of State: Hookers, affairs, pedophiles

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYPOST) — In the latest black eye for the scandal-ridden State Department, a whistleblower claims she was run out of the foreign service after complaining about a consul more…

Bloody Chicago Father's Day weekend: 26 shot

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="9xeGRnYzrfrvML-vlRm7TaSciSMzwHfF"] (CHICAGO TRIBUNE) — More than two dozen people were shot Saturday afternoon into Father's Day Sunday across the city, according to authorities. Of the 26 people more…

Palin on Syria: 'Let Allah sort it out'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) Former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin told a Washington audience Saturday that the U.S. should not get involved in the Syrian civil more…

Honduras probe 'quashed' by State Department?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Al Jazeera) This week, whistleblower and former US state department investigator, Aurelia Fedenisn, made some significant allegations about the culture of cover ups in the department, when she more…

Inside the NSA: Peeling back the curtain

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Independent) Whether you love it or loathe it, there is no intelligence service anywhere in the world comparable to America's massive electronic eavesdropping organisation, the National Security more…