President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for more than $65 billion to support the war in Afghanistan and global security programs, but key members of Congress say they won’t rubber-stamp the request and are frustrated at having been kept out of its preparations. (more…)

Critics unite to demand his sacking as Quartet’s envoy as evidence emerges of his private business interests expanding in region (more…)  See also Guardian U.K.

Jonathan Turley

It is with a great sense of relief and thankfulness that I can now report that all charges have been dropped against my client Dr. Sami Al-Arian. Minutes ago, United States District Judge Anthony J. Trenga signed the order dismissing the indictment against Dr. Al-Arian. The case was before Judge Leonie M. Brinkema, but it was Judge Trenga who signed the order on Friday afternoon. (more…)

John W. Whitehead ICH

The U.S. Supreme Court was intended to be an institution established to intervene and protect the people against the government and its agents when they overstep their bounds. (more…)

Commondreams

The rapid militarization of American police forces is turning our communities into “war zones” with tactics of war used disproportionately against people of color, charged a new report by the ACLU on Tuesday.  (more…)

Rawstory

A Republican candidate seeking to represent Georgia’s 10th U.S. House district believes that the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty does not apply to followers of Islam. (more…)

Truthout

A tiered system has evolved where the top 20 percent of the population is able to afford a university education. The bottom 80 percent is increasingly burdened with debt if they pursue post-secondary education (more…)

Truthout

Marshall Eddie Conway and Paul Coates talk about how they met in Baltimore’s Black Panther Party and maintained solidarity and friendship for 43 years after Conway was framed, convicted and jailed for murder. (more…)

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