A nearly three-year-long investigation by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats is expected to find there is little evidence the harsh “enhanced interrogation techniques” the CIA used on high-value prisoners produced counter-terrorism breakthroughs.
People familiar with the inquiry said committee investigators, who have been poring over records from the administration of President George W. Bush, believe they do not substantiate claims by some Bush supporters that the harsh interrogations led to counter-terrorism coups.
OK, torture doesn’t work. We knew that all along. When are the perpetrators going to be brought to justice?
“Congress is expanding its probe into the Secret Service scandal. Congressmen want to know how this could happen, who was responsible, and do those ladies take Discover cards.” –Conan O’Brien
The World-Is-a-Safer-Place-Without Saddam
- Iraq: Explosions Rip Through Cafe Northeast Of Baghdad, Killing 9 And Wounding 21
- Syria says suicide bomber kills 10 in Damascus
- Bin Laden’s family deported to Saudi Arabia
- North Korea elite enjoy good life despite sanctions
- China’s space know-how said threat to U.S., Taiwan
President Obama will sign an executive order today designed to stop deceptive pitches that some schools are making to military service members.
- Rupert Murdoch admits phone-hacking ‘cover-up’: ‘I failed’
- Koch-backed group hits Obama on green energy waste
- FACT CHECK: Romney on his dad growing up poor
- John Boehner Doubts Marco Rubio’s DREAM Act Alternative Could Pass The House
- Student loan rate extension opposed by conservative groups like Club for Growth
- Sandra Fluke Says Monica Crowley Insult Was ‘Blatant Homophobia’
Floriduh Gov. Rick Scott Compared to Katherine Harris
Florida election officials are fuming Thursday over a survey ranking their performance across eight areas… Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) office came up with the idea to rank the 67 county officials…Another election supervisor, Ann McFall, told the Associated Press that Scott’s actions reminded her of former Secretary of State Katherine Harris.
Mitt Romney won all five of the primaries. Apparently when you buy four primaries, you get the fifth for free. – Conan
Floriduh Gov Rick Scott Can’t Make People Pee in a Cup
A federal judge has ruled that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) violated the Constitution last year when he ordered drug testing for state government workers.
U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled on Wednesday that suspicionless drug testing testing for state workers violated the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable search and seizure.
Rock the Voter
- Romney would not have killed Bin Laden, implies new Obama campaign ad
- President Michelle Obama? ‘Absolutely Not’
- Suddenly Someone: Nobodies find fame in politics
- TSA Under Fire for Mistreatment of 7-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy
Still MORE Cleaning Up After Bush
AFTER ROUGHLY 10 years of unjustified imprisonment, two Uighur detainees have found new homes in El Salvador, far beyond the confines of the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Seventeen Uighurs were freed earlier, while three remain at Gitmo, with little prospect for release any time soon.
George Zimmerman Forgets to Tell His Attorney He Had 200 Grand? Huh?
The tens of thousands of dollars in donations that George Zimmerman has received are expected to be discussed at a court hearing Friday in Florida, his attorney said… The attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family says Zimmerman should be back in jail because during a recent bond hearing he failed to tell a judge he had $204,000.
“They tried to portray themselves as indigent that they did not have any money,” said Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump
- Oil below $104 after S&P cuts Spain debt rating
- Gold climbs above $1,660 per oz after data
- Chevron profit rises 4 percent, even as production falls
- S&P cuts Nokia rating to junk
- HBO producing documentary about George H.W. Bush
The Republican Wheel of Tax Cuts: Rich Only Need Apply
If a congressional hearing on Thursday is any indication, U.S. lawmakers will have a hard time breaking the stand-off over where to trim the fat in the federal tax code.
Nearly every lawmaker who testified at a panel on the individual merits of $35 billion in tax breaks came out in favor of making their pet provisions permanent.
Now Romney is promoting “fairness.” Stealing so much from the Obama campaign it’s only a matter of time before he claims his father was Kenyan. – Will Durst
Imagine Life Without All Hat No Cattle
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- Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard claims Blanket is his son
- Connecticut high school claims record for most twins
- Mexican woman pregnant with nine babies: …
- ‘Polite’ burglar offers to trade items …
- Man jailed for smuggling iguana meat …
- Millionaire Mom Creates .COM Sensation in Dorm Room
- 12 Mysterious Google Maps Sightings
Robert Ward found the pieces from a meteor that was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered the Earth’s atmosphere with a loud boom about 8 a.m. on Apr. 22 in Lotus, Calif.. The rocks came from a meteor, believed to between 4 to 5 billion years old. Ward, who has been hunting and collecting meteorites for more than 20 years, said they are believed to be “one of the oldest things known to man and one of the rarest types of meteorites there is.
This image provided by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows a meteor over Reno Nevada Sunday April 22, 2012. The former space rock-turned-flaming-meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere around 8 a.m. PDT. Reports of the fireball have come in from as far north as Sacramento, Calif. and as far east as North Las Vegas, Nev. Bill Cooke of the Meteoroid Environments Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., estimates the object was about the size of a minivan, weighed in at around 154,300 pounds (70 metric tons) and at the time of disintegration released energy equivalent to a 5-kiloton explosion. Photo/Lisa Warren, NASA/JPL
Best wishes for a peaceful weekend to all.