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Edward Snowden Granted More Time in Russia

Edward Snowden Granted More Time in Russia

By Josh Wolford August 7, 2014

Edward Snowden is likely staying in Russia for the foreseeable future. The 31-year-old former NSA analyst, who famously leaked (and continues to leak) documents and anecdotes about the US government’s massive surveillance initiative, has been granted a three-year residence permit …

Garamond Typeface Can Save US Millions, Says Teen

Could something as little as changing what font it uses on documents save the US Government millions of dollars each year? Yes, says student Suvir Mirchandani. The 14-year-old discovered his findings when he decided to look for ways to cut …

Wal-Mart Admits To Dependence On Food Stamps

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. declared an interesting factor in their bottom line when they filed their Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The world’s largest retailer officially admitted that certain changes in government assistance programs, especially the …

The TSA Found 1,477 Loaded Guns Last Year The TSA Found 1,477 Loaded Guns Last Year

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Most government agencies are controversial. Chances are good that if you just start throwing out letters – EPA! IRS! DHS! – you’ll touch on something that could easily cause a Thanksgiving dinner argument. Of course, the Transportation Security Administration is …

Here's F*ck You Congress, a New Single-Purpose Site Here's F*ck You Congress, a New Single-Purpose Site

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As the gears continue to sit, idle, at our nation’s capital – you probably feel powerless. And right now, you are. There’s a log jam in Washington and there’s pretty much nothing you can do about it. Wait, this just …

New Site: Drunk Dial a Random Member of Congress New Site: Drunk Dial a Random Member of Congress

As the government shutdown continues, you should take a break from continually drunk dialing your ex and instead, drunk dial a member of Congress. A new, single-service site called DrunkDialCongress wants you to call and yell at a random member …

Janet Yellen Nominated to Lead Federal Reserve Janet Yellen Nominated to Lead Federal Reserve

As expected, President Obama announced Wednesday that he would be nominating Fed vice chairwoman Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve. She would replace retiring chairman Ben Bernanke. “For nearly 8 years, Ben has led the Fed through some of …

Popular Gov't Shutdown Tweet Read on House Floor Popular Gov't Shutdown Tweet Read on House Floor

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Sometimes, it takes a Twitter user to perfectly sum up exactly what’s going on in Washington right now. And sometimes, that internet voice makes its way to the House floor. This tweet from Think Progress Editor-in-Chief Judd Legum is one …

Government Shutdown, As Told by Twitter’s Funniest Government Shutdown, As Told by Twitter’s Funniest

So, it happened. The government shut down. Although many government-run sites are now down for the count, it’s a good thing we still have the non-government-owned Twitter to help us all cope. Sometimes, a situation is so goddamn ludicrous, that …

The White House Is Ignoring a Bunch of Petitions The White House Is Ignoring a Bunch of Petitions
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There’s a new single-serving site that lets you know which We The People online petitions the White House is ignoring. Since the We The People site launched back in 2011, it has seen 232 petitions meet their signature threshold (5,000 …

Michele Bachmann Retires from Congress Via YouTube Michele Bachmann Retires from Congress Via YouTube
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Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann will not seek a fifth term in Congress representing the state’s 6th district, as she made an official announcement in YouTube video. “After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have decided next year, I …

Google Reports Rise in Government Removal Requests Google Reports Rise in Government Removal Requests

Google has released the data from July to December of last year inside their Transparency Report, and they’ve been busier than ever. Google says that they have received more governmental requests for content removal than ever before. “From July to …

Petition: Make Congress Wear Corporate Donor Suits
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Ever since the White House changed the rules on their We The People petition site, forcing petitions to reach the 100,000-signature threshold before warranting an official response, “successful” petitions have been a lot more scarce. Only a handful of petitions …

New Audio Series Shows What It’s Like ‘Being Biden’

The White House is launching a new audio series, powered by SoundCloud, that takes you into the daily life of the man behind the most powerful man in the world, Vice President Joe Biden. It’s called “Being Biden.” “The series …

Filibuster Nets Rand Paul 40K Twitter Followers Filibuster Nets Rand Paul 40K Twitter Followers
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On Wednesday (and into early Thursday), Kentucky Junior Senator Rand Paul led a 13-hour filibuster – the old-fashioned “talk until you can’t talk anymore” type. Paul, aided by a handful of other Senators, used exactly 12 hours and 52 minutes …

Google Provides Info on National Security Requests Google Provides Info on National Security Requests

Google has added another metric to its Transparency Report so users can identify one more manner in which the government is requesting their information. Starting today, Google is now including data about National Security Letters on its U.S. Transparency Report. …

Congressman Vines the Submission of His First Bill Congressman Vines the Submission of His First Bill

For a U.S. Congressperson, simply using Twitter or Facebook (or even Instagram) to detail their daily activities to the American public is so yesterday. Freshman Representative Mark Takano (D, CA) has just submitted his very first bill, and he’s just …