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Groups Push to Make Doctors’ Performance Records Public Again

Journalism and patient advocacy organizations are fighting against a recent decision by the Obama administration to shut down public access to an online database of doctor malpractice and disciplinary records.

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Eric Draper

Shock and Aw: Getting Over the Sins of ’98

This just in: With all forgiven, Mark McGwire makes Hall of Fame. Who knows, it may even happen in his lifetime.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 READ MORE


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Bush’s 11th-Hour Bid for Secrecy

The times are unprecedented. Not since 1861 have we watched the last gasps of an outgoing administration with such anxiety. Then the nation was concerned with drift and inertia; now we watch for further ideological mischief.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008 READ MORE



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Obama’s E-Mail Dilemma

The president-elect is a notorious gadget hound who has been known to carry multiple cell phones, but he faces a looming downgrade. Because the public has a right to presidential records, Barack Obama will probably give up his precious Blackberry—and quit e-mailing altogether. However, he is likely to be the first president with a laptop on his desk.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008 READ MORE


ACORN’s Dilemma

John McCain has accused the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now of trying to commit “one of the greatest frauds in voter history” by submitting fraudulent voter registration forms, but ACORN says it was required by law to submit the forms. The Center for Investigative Reporting explains.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008 READ MORE


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U.K. Releases UFO Records

Britain’s Ministry of Defense is making public secret documents related to unidentified flying objects and alleged contacts with aliens. The records, collected between 1978 and 1987, include observations from the public as well as military personnel.

Posted on May 13, 2008 READ MORE


House Panel Demands Records About Tillman

House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and his Republican committee colleague Rep. Tom Davis are putting pressure on the White House and the Defense Department to hand over records about the death of Pat Tillman.  The administration has been keeping the documents secret, citing its executive confidentiality prerogative.

Posted on Jul 13, 2007 READ MORE


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Poll: Majority Disapprove of NSA Database

The vast American populace can’t always be counted upon to show good sense, but in this case, at least, vox populi has gotten it right.

Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


Buzzflash: “Tyranny Creeps In…” at the NSA

“The NSA’s gathering of phone call records of millions of Americans is “something that would make the late Leonid Brezhnev proud of Bush—and [Gen.] Michael Hayden, the Pentagon apparatchik, who saw it through,” Buzzflash writes in an editorial.

Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


The Gravest Assault on Privacy in U.S. History

Late coming to the story about the NSA’s massive telephone record collection program? The Washington Post does a 360-degree report.

  • Neither Bush nor his aides denied any facts in the original USA Today story.
  • Senate Intel Chair Pat Roberts wants to shoot the messenger (USA Today).
  • Bush’s pick for CIA chief, Gen. Michael Hayden, oversaw this program at the NSA, a fact that guarantees fireworks at his confirmation hearing.
  • Check out the original story.
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    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Gen. Michael Hayden
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    Robert Scheer: Hayden—the Spook in Your Phone

    UPDATE: Michael V. Hayden, nominated by President Bush to head the CIA, is the man responsible for the most extensive attack ever on the privacy of U.S. citizens.

  • While head of the NSA, he oversaw the program that recorded the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans.
  • Want to take action? Check out StopHayden.org (includes video proof that Hayden is smugly incorrect about the privacy foundation of the Fourth Amendment).

    Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE


  • FBI Discloses Its Own Warrantless Spying Info

    The Justice Dept. pored through the bank, library or telecom records of 3,501 U.S. citizens and legal residents—without a court’s approval. Apparently this was legal—it’s just the first time the FBI is publicly disclosing hard numbers.

    Posted on Apr 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Finally, Brokers Get Sued for Selling Private Phone Records

    Illinois becomes the first state to bring suit against companies that sell logs of private phone calls. | story

    Posted on Jan 23, 2006 READ MORE


    All Your Phone Call Records are for Sale, Cheap

    Anyone can buy a list of your incoming and outgoing calls, cellphone or hard-line, for $110. Congress knows, shrugs | more

    Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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