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CLG Facebook page tops 5,000 'likes'

CLG Facebook page tops 5,000 'likes' Posted by Lori Price 07 Mar 2013 The Citizens for Legitimate Government page on Facebook topped 5,000 likes Thursday. If you're a CLG reader/subscriber, please join us there, so we can reach the 10K mark!

Stealth Tax Subsidy for Business Costs Government Billions

Stealth Tax Subsidy for Business Costs Government Billions 05 Mar 2013 The ability to finance a variety of business projects cheaply with bonds that are exempt from federal taxes -- has not only endured, it has grown, in what amounts to a stealth subsidy for private enterprise.

Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil' 06 Mar 2013 President Barack Obama has the authority to use an unmanned drone strike to kill US citizens on American soil, his attorney general has said.

Rand Paul ends epic filibuster over Brennan

Rand Paul ends epic filibuster over Brennan 07 Mar 2013 After nearly 13 hours on the Senate floor, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., ended his filibuster blocking Senate confirmation of John Brennan, President Obama's pick for director of the CIA. "I'm going to speak as long as I can to draw attention to something I find very disturbing," Paul said when he started speaking around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. He finally ceded the floor at about 12:40 a.m.

Manchester Community College in lockdown; no shots fired

Manchester Community College in lockdown; no shots fired --Students were apparently instructed to walk out of their rooms with their hands up until making it outside. 06 Mar 2013 (CT) Manchester police have been dispatched to Manchester Community College following a report that a student was witnessed with a gun on campus.

Hours Away from Vote to End Profit Driven International Trade in Polar Bear Parts

Hours Away from Vote to End Profit Driven International Trade in Polar Bear Parts 06 Mar 2013 The vote on a US proposal to end the international commercial trade in polar bear parts will take place tomorrow in Bangkok, Thailand.

Ask Prime Minister Cameron to Rally the European Union for Polar Bear Protection

Ask Prime Minister Cameron to Rally the European Union for Polar Bear Protection 06 Mar 2013 The U.K. Environment Minister has just announced that his nation is supporting the U.S. proposal to ban the global trade in polar bear parts, which will be voted on at the next meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in March 2013.

Jury acquits Occupy protesters

Jury acquits Occupy protesters 05 Mar 2013 A Common Pleas Court jury today acquitted 12 Occupy Philadelphia demonstrators arrested in a 2011 sit-in in a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Center City. The jury of 10 women and two men deliberated a total of about 13 hours since Friday before it returned, shortly before noon, to announce the verdicts: not guilty of conspiracy and defiant trespass against each of the 12 protesters.

Pa. court: Reinstate health-care funding for the poor

Pa. court: Reinstate health-care funding for the poor 06 Mar 2013 A state judge has ordered the Corbett administration to reinstate funding for programs that provided health insurance to tens of thousands of low-income Pennsylvanians.

At GOP outreach dinner, Obama picks up the tab

Mega barf alert! Obusha begging and bribing the GOP to let him slash Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid so Exxon Mobil can keep its tax subsidies: At GOP outreach dinner, Obama picks up the tab 06 Mar 2013 As part of his effort to improve relations between the White House and Capitol Hill, President Obama dined with a small group of Republican senators this evening and, according to the White House, he paid for the dinner out of his own pocket.

Investigating Hugo Chavez's death

Investigating Hugo Chávez's death --FOIA filed demanding information on possible assassination plans 05 Mar 2013 Within hours of the announcement of the death of President Hugo Chávez, civil rights groups in the United States filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demands with federal agencies seeking information and documents that "relate to or reference or discuss any information regarding or plans to poison or otherwise assassinate the President of Venezuela

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden Joins Rand Paul for Historic Bipartisan Filibuster Over Drone Strikes

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden Joins Rand Paul for Historic Bipartisan Filibuster Over Drone Strikes 06 Mar 2013 Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) filibuster of John Brennan's CIA nomination just became a bipartisan affair: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) announced he will join the effort to protest the Obama pick's appointment by railing against executive overreach on targeted killings.

Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres

Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres --Torture centres set up with millions of dollars of US funding 06 Mar 2013 The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the "dirty wars" in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from [alleged] insurgents.

US special forces veteran links General Petraeus to torture in Iraq

US special forces veteran links General Petraeus to torture in Iraq 06 Mar 2013 (Video trailer) A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq.

US and Russia unite in bid to strengthen protection for polar bear

US and Russia unite in bid to strengthen protection for polar bear 05 Mar 2013 A fight to protect polar bears from Arctic hunters has led cold war foes the US and Russia to unite against Canada ahead of a key international vote this week. The bitter row is over the 600 or so of the polar species killed each year by Canadian hunters terrorists, most of which are exported as bear skin rugs, fangs or paws.

Chavez is dead, but his revolution goes on

Chavez is dead, but his revolution goes on 06 Mar 2013 Thousands of saddened Venezuelans poured into the streets of Caracas crying, hugging each other and shouting slogans in support of President Hugo Chavez after learning of his death. "I feel such big pain I cannot even speak," said Yamilina Barrios, a 39-year-old office worker, to the Associated Press. "He was the best thing the country had... I adore him.

Syria militants detain 20 UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Syria militants detain 20 UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights 06 Mar 2013 The foreign-sponsored militants fighting against the Syrian government have reportedly detained about 20 United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

From El Salvador to Iraq: Washington's man behind brutal police squads

From El Salvador to Iraq: Washington's man behind brutal police squads --In 2004, with the war in Iraq going from bad to worse, the US drafted in a veteran of Central America's dirty wars to help set up a new force to fight the insurgency.

Ex-congressman Joe Kennedy praises Hugo Chavez's charity

Ex-congressman Joe Kennedy praises Hugo Chavez's charity 06 Mar 2013 Former congressman Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) is mourning the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez today, praising Chavez as someone who made a difference for poor people.

Paul mounts Senate filibuster of Obama's CIA nominee over drone concerns

Paul mounts Senate filibuster of Obama's CIA nominee over drone concerns --Paul said he'd be raising the same complaints under a Republican president. 06 Mar 2013 Business in the Senate ground to a halt Wednesday as Sen.

Rand Paul filibusters vote on CIA director nominee John Brennan over drones

Rand Paul filibusters vote on CIA director nominee John Brennan over drones [Awesome!] 06 Mar 2013 Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is filibustering the nomination of John Brennan to be director of the CIA, delivering a protracted speech on the Senate floor in protest of the Obama regime's controversial drone program, of which Brennan has been a key architect.

Attorney General: Aaron Swartz Case Was 'Good Use of Prosecutorial Discretion'

Attorney General: Aaron Swartz Case Was 'Good Use of Prosecutorial Discretion' 06 Mar 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday said the suicide death of internet activist Aaron Swartz was a "tragedy," but the hacking case against the 26-year-old was "a good use of prosecutorial discretion." Holder, the nation’s top prosecutor, is the highest-ranking member of the President Barack Obama administration to defend the indictment and prosecution of the former director of Demand

Obama admin refuses to rule out drone strikes on US soil

Obama admin refuses to rule out drone strikes on US soil --Sen. Paul branded Holder's refusal to comprehensively rule out drone strikes on US soil 'more than frightening.' 05 Mar 2013 American forces could launch a deadly drone strike against a target on US soil if there was an "extraordinary circumstance," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter seen Tuesday.

Google offers data on FBI's national security-related requests for user identities

Google offers data on FBI's national security-related requests for user identities --No court approval is necessary, and disclosing the existence of the FBI's request is not permitted. 05 Mar 2013 Google today became the first Internet company to shed light on a highly secret -- and controversial -- warrantless electronic data-gathering technique used by the FBI.

FAA investigating report of drone spotted near NYC

FAA investigating report of drone spotted near NYC 05 Mar 2013 The FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a pilot's report that he spotted a small unmanned aircraft at New York's Kennedy Airport. The Alitalia pilot told air traffic controllers that he saw the aircraft as he approached the runway at Kennedy at 1:15 p.m. Monday... An FBI spokesman says the pilot reported that the aircraft was about 3 feet wide.

Ore. man charged with helping bomber in Pakistan

Ore. man charged with helping bomber in Pakistan 05 Mar 2013 FBI agents on Tuesday arrested a Portland man who works for the city on allegations that he provided support to a suicide bomber who participated in a 2009 attack in Pakistan that killed about 30 people and injured another 300. Reaz Qadir Khan, 48, was arrested at his home and charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, U.S.

Grounded F-35s: Israeli company fraudulently changed test results over 15 years

Grounded F-35s: Israeli company fraudulently changed test results over 15 years 04 Mar 2013 (CT) Pratt & Whitney discovered nearly two years ago that one of its foreign business units had fraudulently adjusted test results on tens of thousands of engine parts to bypass additional inspection, the company said Monday. The unit, Carmel Forge Ltd. in Israel, changed test results for more than 40,000 forged disks over 15 years, Pratt said.

Senate panel approves John Brennan's nomination as CIA director

Senate panel approves John Brennan's nomination as CIA director 05 Mar 2013 Barack Obama is close to filling all the key posts in his administration after the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday approved John Brennan as the next CIA director. Approval came after the Obama administration caved in to demands by the intelligence committee to see all classified legal advice prepared by the Justice Department about the use of drones.

Record High Close for Dow, Spurred by Fed and Profits

Record High Close for Dow, Spurred by Fed and Profits 05 Mar 2013 The stock market is back at a record high. The Dow Jones industrial average, which measures the performance of 30 blue-chip companies, closed with a gain of more than 125 points Tuesday, surpassing its previous record close of 14,164.53, which it achieved nearly five and a half years ago, as well as its record intraday high, set around the same time, of 14,198.10.

President Hugo Chavez Dies After Battle with Cancer

President Hugo Chávez Dies After Battle with Cancer 05 Mar 2013 President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela died Tuesday afternoon after a long battle with cancer, the government announced, leaving behind a bitterly divided nation in the grip of a [CIA-engendered] political crisis that grew more acute as he languished for weeks, silent and out of sight in hospitals in Havana and Caracas.

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