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Tequila, Painted Pearls, and Prada: How the CIA Helped Produce ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

On April 21, 2011, Mark Boal called the CIA to tell them he was going to Afghanistan. The previous year, the screenwriter had been at a dinner when CIA director Leon Panetta asked Boal to alert the agency if he ever traveled to the country. At the time, Boal was working on a movie called Tora Bora, about the CIA’s failure to capture Osama bin Laden in the

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First on CNN: John Kerry appoints email ‘czar’ for State Department

Secretary of State John Kerry has tapped a former career diplomat as an “email czar” to coordinate the State Department response to the myriad of document requests mostly related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which have strained the department’s resources, officials familiar with the appointment tell CNN.

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EDITORIAL: Justice Department needs to hold IRS accountable

In March 2013, then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder launched a criminal investigation into the actions of IRS employees — most notably Lois Lerner, then-director of the agency’s Exempt Organizations Division — who deliberately delayed and denied nonprofit status to conservative political groups to diminish their influence on the 2012 election.

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Clinton Admits She Destroyed Government Property

Scandal: The aide who set up Hillary Clinton’s email server will reportedly take the Fifth Amendment rather than testify before Congress.

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Second Review Says Classified Information Was in Hillary Clinton’s Email

A special intelligence review of two emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton received as secretary of state on her personal account — including one about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program — has endorsed a finding by the inspector general for the intelligence agencies that the emails contained highly classified information when Mrs. Clinton received them, senior

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Supreme Court case based in Md. could have wide impact

A little-noticed lawsuit brought by a Maryland man challenging the state’s contorted congressional districts will be heard this fall by the Supreme Court — where it has the potential to open a new line of constitutional attack for opponents of gerrymandering.

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Court: Transgender Illegal Immigrant Felon Can’t Be Deported

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The DNC may have broken the law by hiring an illegal immigrant

Judicial watch raised an interesting question this week regarding one of the more intriguing hires made by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s team at the DNC. Did they violate the law by hiring an illegal alien?

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Group pushes investigation of DNC’s illegal immigrant hire

A government watchdog group has called for a federal investigation into the Democratic National Committee for “knowingly hiring” an illegal immigrant to assist with its political messaging to minorities during the 2016 election cycle.

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How Much Was Hillary Clinton’s Personal IT Guy Paid By The State Department?

Hillary Clinton’s personal IT guy was placed on the highest pay scale for federal government employees when he worked at the State Department, available records show.

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Hillary’s Highly Paid IT Guru At State Department Had No National Security Experience

Hillary Clinton’s politically appointed State Department information technology manager had no national security experience and may have enjoyed a 55 percent pay hike after Clinton departed as secretary of state in February 2013, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.

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The Department of Hillary

Whatever the Clinton campaign is paying Mark Toner, it ain’t enough. Oh, wait; it isn’t anything. Which is interesting.

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Hillary Clinton’s emails likely reside on multiple servers, expert says

Hillary Clinton’s missing emails likely reside on one or multiple servers in different places because she communicated with a number of people using different companies to send and store information, a security expert says.

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Obama Is Removing McKinley’s Legacy From Hawaii, Not Just An Alaskan Mountain

There’s been no Hawaiian nation since 1898, when President McKinley abolished the monarchy and annexed the islands as a U.S. territory.

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Exclusive: Former Clinton aide has rebuffed FBI and State Department investigators in email probe

The former aide to Hillary Clinton who helped set up and maintain her private email server has declined to talk to the FBI and the State Department inspector general’s office, as well as a congressional committee, invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself, sources familiar with the investigation confirmed to Yahoo News.

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Emails show how Clinton fundraiser-turned-lobbyist used connections for clients

A year after New York-based real estate company Delos Living committed $250,000 to a signature initiative of Hillary Clinton’s State Department, the Clinton Global Initiative partnered with Delos on a $5 million project to build a “world-class” soccer stadium in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, documents show.

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The Myth of Federal Non-Violent Drug Offenses

During FY 2014, only 13 individuals were charged with federal offenses for simple drug possession outside of the southwest border districts, according to data from the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

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State Department seeks temporary halt of Hillary email case (Updated)

The State Department has filed a Motion to Stay the Judicial Watch case seeking information regarding Huma Abedin’s non-State Department employment, including emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton. The full motion is at the bottom of this post.

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Judge poised to order search for Clinton email backups

A federal judge appears willing to order the State Department to question former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her lawyer about the possible existence of backup copies of thousands of her personal emails.

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State Department seeks to consolidate Hillary Clinton email cases in court