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Eric Holder confirms U.S. drones have killed four Americans abroad without charge or trial

Eric Holder confirms U.S. drones have killed four Americans abroad without charge or trial

By End the Lie For the first time, the Obama administration has formally and publicly acknowledged that the United States has killed four American citizens without charge or trial in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. Last year Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech saying that secret executive branch reviews of classified evidence count […]

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FBI agent kills Chechen man during questioning about Boston bombing suspects and 2011 murder

FBI agent kills Chechen man during questioning about Boston bombing suspects and 2011 murder

By End the Lie An FBI agent shot and killed 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev of Orlando, Florida in his apartment during questioning about his relationship with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed by police. Anonymous state and federal law enforcement officials familiar with the situation told ABC that Todashev “just went crazy” […]

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The Lulz Liberator: $25 gun produced on a cheap desktop 3D printer fires nine shots

The Lulz Liberator: $25 gun produced on a cheap desktop 3D printer fires nine shots

By End the Lie Despite the U.S. State Department’s crackdown on Defense Distributed and their “Liberator” 3D-printed gun, the development of weapons produced on 3D printers is rapidly evolving. In the wake of the release of videos showing the Liberator in action, New York, California and Washington D.C. moved to ban 3D-printed guns but that […]

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Former IRS commissioner refuses to apologize for targeting scandal when pressed by senator

Former IRS commissioner refuses to apologize for targeting scandal when pressed by senator

By End the Lie When former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman was pressed by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on Tuesday, Shulman refused to apologize for the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. Instead of apologizing, Shulman expressed regret and stated that the Inspector General report absolved him of any culpability for the agency’s […]

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In America, taxes are voluntary but if you choose to not pay, you’ll be forced to ‘voluntarily’ comply

In America, taxes are voluntary but if you choose to not pay, you’ll be forced to ‘voluntarily’ comply

By End the Lie Hidden amongst the reams of reports about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal is one little gem: in his testimony, the outgoing IRS Commissioner Steve Miller said that America’s tax system is “voluntary.” Now, whatever you do, don’t take that to mean that it is actually voluntary in the way that […]

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Obama aide makes absurd statements in attempted defense of IRS, Benghazi and AP scandals

Obama aide makes absurd statements in attempted defense of IRS, Benghazi and AP scandals

By End the Lie Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer made the talk show rounds today saying that the “law is irrelevant” when discussing the IRS scandal and that Obama’s location in the wake of the Benghazi attack is an “irrelevant fact.” While some of Pfeiffer’s statements were downright absurd, one must commend him for making an […]

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Google Glass privacy concerns continue to be raised, this time by Congress

Google Glass privacy concerns continue to be raised, this time by Congress

By End the Lie Members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus are the latest to join the many people raising concerns about Google Glass in a letter to Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page in which they request answers to eight pointed questions. Since the technology was introduced, Google Glass has been incredibly controversial, even […]

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House Judiciary Committee drone hearing: one step closer to legislation restricting drone use

House Judiciary Committee drone hearing: one step closer to legislation restricting drone use

By End the Lie Earlier today the House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing examining the privacy implications of allowing aerial drones into domestic airspace, setting the stage for potential legislation restricting the use of drones. While drones are already used across the U.S. by more entities than we know, by 2015 the airspace […]

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Sen. Jeff Merkley reportedly planning to push amendment repealing ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

Sen. Jeff Merkley reportedly planning to push amendment repealing ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

By End the Lie According to a report, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is planning on proposing an amendment to the upcoming farm bill repealing the rider known as the “Monsanto Protection Act.” The rider quietly attached to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 resulted in a great deal of public outrage, leading to an apology […]

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