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Cheney has secret power to declassify?
Vice President Dick Cheney says he has the power to declassify government secrets, raising the possibility that he authorized his former chief of staff to pass along sensitive prewar data on Iraq to reporters.
"There's an executive order that specifies who has classification authority, and obviously it focuses first and foremost on the president, but also includes the vice president."
Salon exclusive: The Abu Ghraib files w/PHOTOS
Never-published photos, and an internal Army report, show more Iraqi prisoner abuse -- evidence the government is fighting to hide.
The material, which includes more than 1,000 photographs, videos and supporting documents from the Army's probe, may represent all of the photographic and video evidence that pertains to that investigation.
The Pentagon initially argued in federal court that release of more Abu Ghraib images would violate the privacy rights of the Iraqi prisoners. Later, government lawyers argued that public release of the records might "endanger" soldiers in Iraq because publication of the pictures could incite further violence. The government's argument was rejected by a federal district court last September.
email Act Two
Doing a great job. Just a thought. Had the Pentagon released all of the Abu Ghraib photos and videos the first time around they wouldn’t be dealing with Act Two now.
UN says Gitmo detainees should be freed or tried
The U.S. government should release all suspected terrorists it's holding at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, or try them, the United Nations says in a report released today. The 54-page report also recommends closing the jail "without further delay."
House balks at reforms on pork
The push to end earmarks, which critics call pork-barrel spending, is bogged down in the House, thanks to a strong defense of the practice from top Republicans
'Idol' trounces Olympics in ratings war
XM Satellite loss widens, a director quits
XM, which last week signed Oprah Winfrey to program her own channel for XM Satellite Radio under a three-year, $55 million deal, said its cost of attracting additional subscribers rose by 39 percent in the fourth quarter.
Cuthbert to return to 24
You used the wrong photo of Elisha Cuthbert.
I have examined the photo Dan sent with his email, and I concur that his is a much better photo of her. Fair warning: she's in a Magic See-Thru Dress sort of like Sandra Bullock's -Brad
Calabasas no-smoking-outside law begins next month
The new Calabasas secondhand smoke ordinance, which would prohibit smoking in all public areas of the city including parks, sidewalks and outdoor businesses, will take effect by the middle of March
RIAA says ripping CDs to your iPod is NOT fair use
Anti-tax idiot tries the ol' mentally-ill defense
Anti-tax crusader Irwin Schiff is mentally ill and his time in federal prison for tax fraud and other convictions should be reduced, according to documents filed by his lawyers.