U.S. Government Threatened Yahoo With Massive Fines To Force NSA Compliance

Tech | Giuseppe Macri

‘The released documents underscore how we had to fight every step of the way to challenge the U.S. government’s surveillance efforts’

GAO report says federal IT overhaul only partially complete - WaPo

Tech | Josh Peterson

The government adopted a cloud-first policy and pushed for federal agencies to shift their programs to the cloud.

New US drone design nuclear-powered - The Guardian

Tech | Josh Peterson

The research team found that the nuclear drones were able to provide far more surveillance time and intelligence information per mission compared to other technologies

U.S. files to extradite MegaUpload's Kim DotCom - CNET

Tech | Josh Peterson

As expected, the United States files an official request to extradite Kim DotCom, the MegaUpload founder accused of piracy and racketeering.

U.S. government removes Chinese search engine from piracy list - Bloomberg

Tech | Josh Peterson

‘Bills under consideration in the U.S. Congress would target non-U.S. websites that distribute pirated digital content and counterfeit goods’

For FreedomWorks, Atlas is already Shrugging - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Winkler

In a quick video, FreedomWorks does a handy job of blending fact and fiction

US, Pakistan negotiate CIA, special forces numbers - AP

World | admin

Pakistan’s ISI (CIA equivalent) makes manifest its frustrations with the US as they attempt to impose limits and more clarity on the CIA within Pakistani borders

Taunting makes up 27% of communication by members of Congress - WaPo

US | interns

Study analyzed tens of thousands of press releases from both sides of the aisle

22-story rocket under construction - LAT

Business | interns

The ‘Space X’ rocket dubbed the ‘Falcon Heavy’ will be the second most powerful rocket created by the U.S.

I deserved my combat pay

Opinion | Paul Hair

We shouldn’t cut troops’ combat pay.

China's money: Too dangerous for business, too tempting for government - TheDC Opinion

op-ed | Neil Patel

Why aren’t we more concerned about our $900 billion debt to China?

The media's coverage of the Egypt crisis has been one-sided

Feature:Opinion | Wayne Allyn Root

How the media blew its coverage of the Egypt riots — and the lessons to be learned.

Fears of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt are overblown

op-ed | Chris Harnisch

The US is overestimating the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence and radicalism.

TheDC Morning: Run, bankers (run) - TheDC

Energy | Mike Riggs

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Why women shouldn't be allowed to serve in combat

Opinion | Paul Hair

Americans have to choose between political correctness and military readiness.

MARBURGER & RUSSELL: Muscling in on the Internet - TheDC Opinion

Opinion | John H. Marburger III and Richard M. Russell

The opponents of Internet openness are using the WikiLeaks incident to their advantage.

ROBERT SOAVE: Keep Congress and our freedoms safe - TheDC Opinion

Feature:Opinion | Robby Soave

Two congressmen are proposing bills that will curtail our freedoms without deterring future attacks.

Agenda 21 Part I: A global economic disaster in the making

Opinion | Jim Simpson

What does the phrase “sustainable development” mean, and where does it come from?

TheDC Morning: FEMA forgets about half a billion in misspent money - TheDC

| Mike Riggs

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Why conservatives should support the Zadroga 9/11 First Responders Act

Opinion | Christopher Hartman

The bill, which Congress passed last week, is far from perfect, but passing it was the right thing to do.