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Author Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Former Ambassador, Diplomat and Defense Official, Delivers Many Candid Comments

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Chas W. Freeman, Jr. is outspoken on many current issues, from Kerry's peace process to Syria, Egypt, Iran and Benghazi as well as US-China relations, the subject of his new book. Continue reading Author Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Former Ambassador, Diplomat and Defense Official, Delivers Many Candid Comments

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PBC News & Comment: Curious Policy Shift at Gitmo, New Hearings for 71 Prisoners

Jason Leopold breaks news from late last Friday: new legal reviews promised for 71 Guantanamo uncharged prisoners held indefinitely... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Curious Policy Shift at Gitmo, New Hearings for 71 Prisoners

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Kevin Gozstola Recaps Manning Court Martial, as Judge Declines to Drop “Aiding Enemy” Charge

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Reporter Kevin Gozstola, who is live-blogging the Bradley Manning trial at Fort Meade for FireDogLake, returns to recap an important ruling and some fifth-quarter maneuvers by the prosecution. Continue reading Kevin Gozstola Recaps Manning Court Martial, as Judge Declines to Drop “Aiding Enemy” Charge

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PBC News & Comment: “Rolling Stone” Cover Photo Triggers Censorship Efforts

Dr. Hook opens this podcast, as hysterical response to Tsarnaev photo on Rolling Stone cover leads to calls for suppression..... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: “Rolling Stone” Cover Photo Triggers Censorship Efforts

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Investigative Journalist Russ Baker Lays Out Many Lingering Questions, Contradictions and Conflicts in the Investigation of Boston Bombing

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Investigative reporter Russ Baker of Whowhatwhy.com discusses his reporting to date on the shifting media and government narratives of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15. Continue reading Investigative Journalist Russ Baker Lays Out Many Lingering Questions, Contradictions and Conflicts in the Investigation of Boston Bombing

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PBC News & Comment: NSA Spooks Give 3-Hop Spin on Capitol Hill

NSA and "Justice" tools face bipartisan anger over surveillance at House Judiciary hearing, WashPost blacks out "3-hop" testimony, Guardian doesn't.... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: NSA Spooks Give 3-Hop Spin on Capitol Hill

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PBC News & Comment: NSA Wiretapping Top Elected Officials, Victims Now Have “Standing” to Sue

NSA whistleblower Russ Tice expands his disclosure that Sen. Feinstein, other top officials were wiretapped by NSA; does she know? Continue reading PBC News & Comment: NSA Wiretapping Top Elected Officials, Victims Now Have “Standing” to Sue

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NSA Whistleblower Russell Tice Offers More Details: Sen. Feinstein and Others Were Wiretapped by NSA

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In our interview in June, NSA Whistleblower Russell Tice told Sibel Edmonds and PBC flatly that Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein was one of many targets of NSA surveillance, using wiretapping and other methods.  Big Question:  does Feinstein know this, or has NSA kept it secret even from its highest-ranking oversight official? Continue reading NSA Whistleblower Russell Tice Offers More Details: Sen. Feinstein and Others Were Wiretapped by NSA