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Senator Obama Supported Surveillance Reforms

by Kara Brandeisky, ProPublica When the House of Representatives recently considered an amendment that would have dismantled the NSA’s bulk phone records collection program, the White House swiftly condemned the measure. But only five years ago, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. was part of a group of legislators that supported substantial NSA surveillance reforms. Here are […]

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White House: Obama is No Nixon

White House: Obama is no Nixon (via AFP) The White House was confronted by the ghost of disgraced former president Richard Nixon on Tuesday, as it battled to stem a tide of scandal that threatens to swamp Barack Obama’s second term agenda. After four years of largely dodging the grubby controversies that often dog US […]

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Break Up the Largest Banks

We’ve watched in disbelief as our federal government officials ignore industries which are in desperate need of serious fixes. Healthcare and food are high on the list. Muncie Voice has spent plenty of time focusing on the rapidly increasing costs of our healthcare system, and the unsustainability of our food system. Our food system is […]

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Tech Giants Face Overseas Corruption Investigation

Cash, Cars and Contracts: IBM, HP and Oracle in the Crosshairs of Overseas Corruption Investigation In the buttoned-down world of government officials who oversee computer contracts, Poland’s Andrzej Machnacz cut a colorful figure. He enjoyed fine cigars and tooled around Warsaw on a motorcycle. Tech Giants sales staff beat a path to his office, where […]