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Did Bernanke & Paulson Strong-Armed B of A’s Lewis For Merrill’s Deal?

Did Bernanke & Paulson Strong-Armed B of A’s Lewis For Merrill’s Deal?

On Thursday, the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform continued its investigation of the Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch merger with a hearing untitled: “Bank of America & Merrill Lynch: How did a private deal turn into a Federal bail out?”

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Senate Passes $106 Billion War Bill And A Ban of Torture Photos Release

Senate Passes $106 Billion War Bill And A Ban of Torture Photos Release

The Senate just passed a supplemental war spending bill for an amount of $106 Billion. Only five Senators voted against the bill with 91 voting in favor. On Wednesday night, the Senate passed (very quietly) a ban on the release of any photos depicting detainees abuse. Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Joe Lieberman threatened a […]

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CIA Destroyed Torture Tapes After CIA IG Report Concluded U.S. Violated Laws

The CIA destroyed videotapes that showed its agents subjecting high-level al-Qaeda detainees to waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods after the agency’s inspector general issued a classified report in the spring of 2004 that concluded the techniques used on the prisoners “appeared to constitute cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, as defined by the International Convention […]

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CIA Shifts Reasons for Torture Secrets

  Last month, the CIA told a federal court judge it could not abide by a court order and turn over detailed documents about the destruction of 92 interrogation videotapes because it would compromise the integrity of a special prosecutor’s criminal investigation into the matter. U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein responded by demanding a […]

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Seeking Disclosure of Secret Documents On Torture

On Thursday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit in New York seeking the disclosure of still-secret records relating to the torture of prisoners held by the US overseas. The requested documents include legal memos authored by John Yoo & Steven Bradbury as well as document sent by the Bush administration to the CIA. The government has […]

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