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Real Irony of Jane Harman Being Interrupted on NSA Spying by Bieber Bulletin

Former Rep. Jane Harman is both a victim of NSA spying and a big defender of it.

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 READ MORE



Tax Evasion Lesson No. 1: Become a Russian Citizen

French actor Gerard Depardieu has resorted to becoming Russian in order to avoid paying taxes in France, with a little help from Vladimir Putin of course; Jane Harman is being considered for CIA director, despite her past involvement in an Israeli intelligence influence operation; meanwhile, the Obama administration has been compiling a database that helps it determine how to treat a suspected terrorist. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 READ MORE



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America the Militarized

For some strange and troubling reason, the Senate’s recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which could drastically change the way the American military relates to U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, failed to raise much of an uproar.

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 READ MORE



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Voting on Weapons and War

With a liberal, anti-war candidate, Marcy Winograd, in the race, the vote to replace Rep. Jane Harman in Southern California is likely to be the year’s first national electoral test of support for the Afghanistan War.

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 READ MORE



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Harman Preps for Career Change

Los Angeles’ own Rep. Jane Harman is gearing up to leave Capitol Hill in order to head up the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, according to reports that surfaced Monday. Her exit isn’t expected to change the composition of the House ... (more)

Posted on Feb 7, 2011 READ MORE



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Tax Cuts According to Barbara Boxer

California Sen. Barbara Boxer is one of a group of purportedly left-leaning politicians who is choosing to throw in with President Obama in his plan to preserve Bush-era tax cuts that give the wealthy a break along with Americans hailing from lower-income brackets.

Posted on Dec 14, 2010 READ MORE



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Newsweek Is Sold to 91-Year-Old Stereo Magnate

Sidney Harman, husband of Rep. Jane Harman, is probably best known as the founder of audio equipment company Harman/Kardon. He is about to be the owner—a word he says makes him cringe—of troubled Newsweek magazine. According to a press release, Harman has indicated he intends to keep a majority of the staff.

Posted on Aug 2, 2010 READ MORE


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America’s Forgotten War

Perhaps President Barack Obama should be thankful for the bad news—the oil spill, intractable unemployment and the rest—for it has definitely diverted attention from his biggest disaster: the Afghanistan war.

Posted on May 28, 2010 READ MORE


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White House / David Bohrer

Pelosi the Enabler

If the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and later House Democratic leader, lacked the authority to publicly question a policy of torture, then how can we condemn, indeed imprison, ordinary soldiers who thought it their duty to follow orders? 

Posted on May 12, 2009 READ MORE


Spy Chief Draws Bipartisan Criticism

Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on a lot these days, but they do agree that the U.S.’ new spy chief, John Negroponte, is “creating just another blanket of bureaucracy, muffling rather than clarifying the dangers lurking in the world,” according to the N.Y. Times.

Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


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