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Chelsea Manning: Lawyer To Appeal 35 Year Sentence

Chelsea Manning: Lawyer To Appeal 35 Year Sentence

By Emily Greene April 2, 2014

Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was sentenced in August to 35 years in prison for releasing 700,000 classified government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. Now Manning’s lawyer plans to appeal the 35-year prison sentence. Albuquerque, New Mexico attorney …

IRS in Hot Water Over New Treasury Inspector Report IRS in Hot Water Over New Treasury Inspector Report

The IRS is facing new scrutiny over taxes that should have been paid for out-of-town travel made by its agents. These accusations have arisen from a Treasury Inspector General report, and have caused new fury amongst those who feel that …

Michael Jackson Estate Charged With $702M Tax Bill Michael Jackson Estate Charged With $702M Tax Bill

Michael Jackson’s estate is being heavily pursued by the IRS for “undervaluing assets” and now faces a $702 million charge. In U.S. Tax Court documents, executors estimate that Michael’s net worth at his time of death in 2009 was around …

9/11 ‘Truther’ Disrupts Super Bowl Conference 9/11 ‘Truther’ Disrupts Super Bowl Conference

“Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government.” Those were the words said by 30-year-old Matthew Mills, an independent journalist who decided to take matters into his own hands during the Super Bowl press conference on Sunday. As MVP …

Ukraine Protests Rage On Beyond Kiev Ukraine Protests Rage On Beyond Kiev

Reports indicate that turmoil is amplifying in Ukraine as protests stretch beyond its capital. On Friday, protestors in cities near Kiev surrounded government buildings, confronting authorities. The demonstrations, which began in November, were initially spurred after Ukraine opted out from …

Medicare Funding Decreases, Hurts UnitedHealth Medicare Funding Decreases, Hurts UnitedHealth

The UnitedHealth Group (UNH) spoke out this Thursday about its fourth-quarter profits, which was the first quarter under ObamaCare. UNH says that they still saw a slightly better than expected fourth quarter, due to an “overall lower medical spending trend” …

Steven Seagal Talks About Running For Governor Steven Seagal Talks About Running For Governor
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One of Hollywood’s toughest action fighters is thinking about running for governor. Steven Seagal, 61, mentioned the idea in an interview while talking about his reality show “Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County.” The Arizona-based TV series, which airs on …

U.S. More Wary of "Big Government" Than Ever Before U.S. More Wary of "Big Government" Than Ever Before
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With the U.S. Congress now seemingly more divided than ever, Americans are getting more suspicious of “big government.” A new Gallup Poll conducted in early December has found that record numbers of Americans now view big government as a bigger …

‘Deer Trail’ Drones: Residents Want to Shoot Down ‘Deer Trail’ Drones: Residents Want to Shoot Down
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It’s normal for hunters to consider shooting at deer and other forms of wildlife, but shooting at government drones is not something to cross the average mind. However, one community recently thought about this option. On Tuesday, the population of …

Internet Giants Urge US To Reform Surveillance Internet Giants Urge US To Reform Surveillance
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AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have joined together to urge the U.S. government to reform government surveillance laws and practices. The companies have set up a website called Reform Government Surveillance, where they outline five principles, …

Congresswoman Mugged in DC For Gucci Handbag Congresswoman Mugged in DC For Gucci Handbag

DC can be a dangerous place, and it seems like nobody, not even Congressional representatives, are truly safe. Grace Meng was faced with this reality head-on when she was attacked on Tuesday night. The New York Representative from Queens was …

One Anarchist Hopes Bitcoin will Crowdfund Assassins One Anarchist Hopes Bitcoin will Crowdfund Assassins
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Forbes author Andy Greenberg wrote today about an encrypted email he received from a person who called themselves Kuwabatake Sanjuro. Sanjuro claimed to have designed a Deepweb site called the Assassination Market, which apparently has the capability to “crowdfund” political …

Million Mask March Protests…Stuff… Million Mask March Protests…Stuff…
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Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! So begins many different iterations of poetry derived from the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt by Catholics …

Food Stamps: Benefits Cut By $5 Billion Food Stamps: Benefits Cut By $5 Billion
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An automatic cut to the food stamp program–known as SNAP–will go into effect today after the temporary expansion from a 2009 stimulus expires, meaning about 47 million people will need to dramatically alter their food budgets. The program may see …

NSA Washington March Draws Hundreds of Protestors NSA Washington March Draws Hundreds of Protestors
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Hundreds of anti-NSA protestors gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to take part in the “Stop Watching Us” rally. The people marched in front of the Capitol to protest the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance of American citizens. Several White …

The Government Is Back Up, Default Averted The Government Is Back Up, Default Averted

The Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, have come up with the Reid McConnel deal, which was passed earlier Wednesday by both the House and Senate, ultimately ending the government shutdown and avoiding default.The …

Ashton Carter, Deputy Defense Secretery, Steps Down Ashton Carter, Deputy Defense Secretery, Steps Down

Ashton Carter, Deputy Defense Secretary under Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, announced on Thursday his plans for stepping down from his position in December. He has been in top Pentagon positions for four years, according to Reuters. Carter was best known …