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President Obama and Congress: Respect Human Rights and Counter Terror With Justice
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: petition, congress, obama, Human Rights, investigation, torture, terrorism, bushadministration, congress, crime )

- 3124 days ago -
President Obama and a number of members of Congress have resisted full accountability for torture, and have endorsed indefinite detention and unfair military commissions. Further, loopholes for torture and abuse remain and U.S. detentions at Bagram and o
Take Action: Getting the Truth About America's Tortured Past
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: petition, human rights, torture, injustice, investigation )

- 3126 days ago -
Getting the Truth about America's Tortured Past Urge President Obama to set up a nonpartisan inquiry on torture to make sure we don't repeat past mistakes. calls on President Obama to set up a nonpartisan inquiry to evaluate the full cost of abuses, loo
American Civil Liberties Union:
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: petition, freedoms, abuse, torture, civil rights, investigation, Holder, justice )

- 3126 days ago -
We need a full and thorough investigation. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed an independent prosecutor to investigate torture. However, the very limited scope is nowhere near as thorough and broad as the investigation America really needs. The re
US Officials Eye North Korea in Cyber Attack
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, N Korea, cyber attacks, technology, computers, investigation, crime )

- 3174 days ago -
WASHINGTON - U.S. authorities on Wednesday eyed North Korea as the origin of the widespread cyber attack that overwhelmed government Web sites in the United States and South Korea, although they warned it would be difficult to definitively identify the- -
Crash Subway 'Warned Over Trains'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Government, National Transportation Safety Board, DC subway, investigation, accident, crash, faulty, cover-up, death, s prevention, safety )

- 3190 days ago -
The Washington DC subway was urged to replace or upgrade aging trains three years before a crash that has killed nine people, investigators have said.
Torture Case Tests Obama Secrecy Policy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, investigation, , Abu Ghraib, cheney, rumsfeld, rove, bushadministration, torture, aclu, eric holder, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, crime, government, cover-up, state secrets, americans, terrorism, lies )

- 3276 days ago -
President Obama issued an executive order and two presidential memoranda last week proclaiming a new transparency in the workings of the federal government. His sweeping reversals of torture and state secret policies are about to face an early test.
Sign Petition: Ask Attorney General Eric Holder to Investigate the Bush Administration's Torture Policies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, investigation, , Abu Ghraib, cheney, rumsfeld, rove, bushadministration, torture, aclu, eric holder, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, crime, government, cover-up, americans, terrorism, lies )

- 3276 days ago -
The International Committee of the Red Cross has provided undeniable documentation of torture at Guantánamo. Yet the Justice Department has failed to prosecute any civilians for crimes related to interrogation, except a single contractor in June 2004.
Sign Petition: Ask Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the State Secrets Protection Act of 2009
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, investigation, , Abu Ghraib, cheney, rumsfeld, rove, bushadministration, torture, aclu, eric holder, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, crime, government, cover-up, state secrets, americans, terrorism, lies )

- 3276 days ago -
The Bush administration constantly abused the "state secrets" doctrine to escape accountability for illegal behavior. This petition supports the State Secrets Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 984) to allow victims of government wrongdoing to seek justice.
Government Bans `Downer' Cows From Food Supply
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, goodnews, corruption, abuse, cruelty, death, AnimalCruelty, slaughter, investigation, obama )

- 3290 days ago -
The Agriculture Department proposed the ban last year after the biggest beef recall in U.S. history. The recall involved a Chino, Calif., slaughterhouse and "downer" cows. The Obama administration finalized the ban on Saturday.
Outgoing CIA Director Hayden Threatens Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CIA, Hayden, Obama, Panetta, eavesdropping, waterboarding, torture, illegal wiretapping, investigation, threats, cover-up, ethics, freedoms, government, lies, propaganda )

- 3347 days ago -
Outgoing CIA director Hayden has threatened that Obama won't have the CIA's people go out on a limb for him if Obama orders an investigation into controversial tactics like waterboarding and illegal eavesdropping. What is Hayden afraid of? Find out!
Proclamation to the President -The Alzheimer's Association Is Seeking 50,000 Signatures
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: safety, protection, research, risks, research, NewTechnology, investigation, obama )

- 3410 days ago -
The Alzheimer's Association is seeking 50,000 signatures on a proclamation that will be urging President-elect Obama to make ending Alzheimer's a priority. This proclamation will be delivered in January. PLEASE SIGN
Meltdown Originators Subject of FBI Criminal Investigation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, investigation, fraud, AIG, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brother, Fannie Mae )

- 3463 days ago -
The FBI has undertaken a criminal investigation of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG & Lehman Brothers. ALL RIGHT - go get 'em!
Danger Zone: Nazis Serving in Iraq - Congress Urged Full-Scale Investigation & 0-Tolerance Policy In Vain
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, US military, recruiting, white supremacist groups, Nazis, neo-nazis, military extremists, elevated threat, danger, Intelligence Report, FBI report, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates, Congress, appeal, investigation, zero tolerance policy )

- 3477 days ago -
New FBI report confirms white supremacist groups infiltrating the military, serving in Iraq/Afghanistan. Neither Rumsfeld nor Gates enacted any sort of systemic investigation/crackdown despite Congressional demands. Military extremists - elevated threat..
Palin's Reformer Image Tainted By History of Ethical Lapses
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sarah Palin, Republicans, John McCain, investigation, coverup, coruuption, propaganda, dishonesty, lies, PNAC, Christian Right, Dominionist, campaign 2008 )

- 3478 days ago -
A closer look at Palin's short political career reveals that she committed some of the same ethical lapses that she has attacked, especially during her unsuccessful bid for lieutenant governor in 2002. She also has shown herself to be a thin-skinned polit
Poll: Palin Gets Lowest Vote of Confidence Since Dan Quayle
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sarah Palin, John McCain, Republicans, Christian Fundamentalists, Dominioists, religion, government, inexperience, coverup, corruption, investigation, Alaska, campaign 2008 )

- 3486 days ago -
39% !!! That is the lowest level of trust that Americans have shown in a potential vice president since the elder George Bush chose Dan Quayle in 1988. Sen. Barack Obama's running mate Joe Biden did far better with 57 percent of those polled saying he

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