Politics & Government

It's All Politics
3:42 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Think Your Job's Hard? Try Being A Congressional Spy Watcher

Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky arrives in Chicago with President Obama in March.
Paul Beaty AP

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 4:32 pm

As the controversy over the National Security Agency's phone and Internet data gathering reminds us, one of Congress' most challenging assignments is oversight of the nation's intelligence community.

Keeping tabs on the part of the federal government that constantly invokes national security to justify its opaqueness has its obvious difficulties and frustrations.

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The Two-Way
3:27 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Australian General's Frank Talk On Sexual Abuse Wins Fans

Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Australia's army chief, has simple advice for those who don't want women in the service: "Get out."
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The growing problem of sexual assaults in the U.S. military has led to arguments in Congress, where lawmakers disagree over how to confront the issue. Top military officers have also weighed in on the topic. But in Australia, where the military has its own sexual assault problem, the army chief has a simple solution: "Show moral courage and take a stand."

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Politics & Government
1:09 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

EAA Will Ante Up for Fly-In Controllers

Due to federal budget cuts under sequestration, the Experimental Aircraft Association will have to pay for 87 air traffic controllers during this summer's AirVenture Fly-In.

Ordinarily, the FAA has paid the tab, about $450,000. However, it informed the EAA that the money cannot be spared this year.

The association will pay, but under protest. Otherwise, organizers say they would have been forced to cancel the event.

The Fly-In is the largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts, and makes Oshkosh the busiest airport for its seven-day run.

It's All Politics
11:53 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Why Partisans Can't Kick The Hypocrisy Habit

Sign of the times: A recent study found that people are more likely to have hostile feelings toward people of another political party than members of another race.
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American politics has become like a big square dance. When the music stops after an election, people switch to the other side on a number of issues, depending on whether their party remains in power.

That was pretty clear this week, when polls revealed more Democrats than Republicans support tracking of phone traffic by the National Security Agency — the exact opposite of where things stood under President George W. Bush.

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Movie Interviews
10:24 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Pulitzer Winner's Personal Film About Being Undocumented

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 12:08 pm

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Barbershop
10:24 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Kanye: 'Complete Awesomeness' Or Completely Overrated?

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 7:01 pm

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The Protojournalist
10:13 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Dear NSA: Please Read This Email

Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 1:19 pm

To: The National Security Agency

From: The Protojournalist

Subject: Please feel free to read our email exchange with Wendy Nather, a high-tech analyst who focuses on security issues at 451 Research in Austin, Texas. Not that you need our permission.

Dear Wendy Nather,

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Politics & Government
7:16 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Governor Won't Comment On Rescinding Regent's Appointment

Just days after naming UW-Platteville student Josh Inglett to the Board of Regents, the  Walker administration has rescinded the appointment.

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Politics & Government
6:54 am
Fri June 14, 2013

State Assembly Approves Anti Abortion Legislation

The state Assembly took action yesterday on three pieces of legislation intended to limit abortion.

The Wisconsin Assembly took action yesterday on separate pieces of legislation regarding women's abortion rights.

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'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup
6:47 am
Fri June 14, 2013

It's All Politics, June 13, 2013

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This week's podcast highlights the familiar choice facing Americans in the wake of the NSA news: privacy vs. security. The case of Edward Snowden offers up another choice: hero or traitor? For Massachusetts voters, it's Ed Markey vs. Gabriel Gomez. In New Jersey, it's Cory Booker vs. the rest of the field. The real choice facing our nation: Ken Rudin vs. Ron Elving.

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