Jones—who became a target of the CIA because he searched for the truth—this week spoke out for the first time. He has been a key force in the disclosure of a scandal that one senator compared to Watergate.
Lawmakers are likely to approve the creation of a board to manage the island territory's crippled economy.
"If we can run a rendition, a kidnapping, a detention program, a torture program, keep it secret for years, and then when it is revealed, hold no one to account, what does this mean for the future direction of our society?" the NSA whistle-blower said after the U.S. Senate's release of the CIA torture report.
In an extraordinary development Thursday, the CIA director reversed months of angry public denials and apologized for the agency's past spying on staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
On Thursday, all 100 U.S. senators -- including progressives Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken and Sherrod Brown -- passed an AIPAC-drafted resolution supporting the Netanyahu government's military invasion of the Gaza Strip.
In an address to the US Senate this week, Vermont independent Bernie Sanders testified to the basics of wealth inequality and described how it distorts the U political process His speech contains vital statistics for your reference Senate this week, Vermont independent Bernie Sanders gave us basic and vital statistics on wealth inequality in the United States.
The recent Truthdigger of the Week and independent senator from Vermont informally told Nation magazine reporter John Nichols that he is "prepared to run for president of the United States."
Dr. Milton Wolf, a tea party candidate for the U.S. Senate from Kansas who has the support of the prominent right-wing organization Senate Conservatives Fund, has equated President Barack Obama's treatment of successful Americans to Hitler's treatment of Jews and gypsies. He is also the president's cousin.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss a procedural rule change in the U.S. Senate that would allow a majority vote on judicial and executive appointees, other than for the Supreme Court.