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Penn Envy: Fear of Citizen Journalism Defined Commercial Media’s Hostile Response to the Interview of the DecadePosted by Bill Conroy - January 18, 2016 at 10:04 pm
Sean Penn & Kate del Castillo Scooped the Press and Embarrassed the US & Mexican Governments in Interview with Chapo Guzmán
Oscar winner Sean Penn and Mexican film and TV star Kate del Castillo recently played staring roles as citizen journalists and scooped the world’s major media outlets by scoring a sit-down interview with a notorious Mexican narco-trafficker: Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (aka Chapo Guzmán).
Pending lawsuits and a letter from a congressman point to a pattern of ongoing racial dysfunction within the agency
The safety of President Barack Obama or his family has been put at risk at least five times since 2011 due to security lapses by the U.S. Secret Service.
Clinton Asked Lanny Davis, Longtime Clinton Operative and Lobbyist for Pro-Coup Honduran Businesses, to Arrange Phone Meeting with Coup Dictator
Buried in the latest trove of Hillary Clinton emails made public last week are some missives that shed new light on the former Secretary of State’s role in seemingly undermining President Barack Obama’s policy in dealing with the 2009 coup d’état in Honduras.
Drug-War Agency’s Latin America Operations Tarnished By A Pattern of Unaddressed Corruption Allegations
The current scandal over Colombian narco-traffickers paying prostitutes to provide sex services to DEA agents has an even deeper footprint in the agency than the current head of the DEA has conceded, court records stemming from past DEA operations reveal.
Retired Counterintelligence Officer Claims Intelligence Agency’s Office of Security Dropped the Ball
A former CIA spy manager is raising a serious question about the way the intelligence agency handled the national-security risk raised in the case of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer who was recently convicted on espionage charges for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen.
Concerns Center on Transparency, Open Competition and Federal Scrutiny
The emerging cannabis industry in Washington is tied at the hip to the state’s burgeoning technology sector in no small measure because robust product-tracking data serves as a shield against federal pre-emption of the great marijuana-legalization experiment now underway.
North Bonneville’s Approach Could Become A Blueprint For Other Communities Statewide
The City of North Bonneville is only weeks away from securing a license to open Washington’s first municipally controlled and operated recreational marijuana store, which local leaders say could serve as a model to be adopted by cities across the state.
Newly Released Public Records Uncloak Lobbying Campaign to Re-Direct Marijuana Tax Revenue to Washington Cities
Washington state’s legal cannabis landscape is now dotted with cities that have banned or placed moratoriums, via zoning laws, on marijuana businesses that were authorized under a statewide referendum approved by voters in November 2012.
The Outcome Could Help Define A Path To A Peaceful End To the Drug War
A major turf war has erupted in the grand experiment to legalize marijuana in the state of Washington.
However, this battle is being waged with the tools of politics, the courts and organizing, unlike the drug war, where disputes over control of the drug plazas, or markets, normally are settled with bullets.
Agency Used Classified Information As Currency For Deception
The recently released Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report pillorying the CIA’s Bush-era detention and interrogation program is replete with lurid details of what would commonly be called torture, if those practices were carried out on you or me.