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Obama’s Remarks On Iran Translated in Persian

The topics of President Obama’s press conference were health care, the situation in Iran. On Iran language was more assertive, but still stressing that the US had no intention in meddling with the Islamic Republic’s affairs.

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Poll: 72% of Americans Support Public Health Care

A clear majority of Americans ( 72%) are in favor of a government sponsored health care plan to compete with private insurance according to a new CBS News/ New-York Times poll. Most also think that the government would do a better job than the private sector at keeping down costs and believe that the government […]

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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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