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40 years after, Watergate crimes remain relevant

Common Cause gathered  almost everyone it could find from the Watergate era for a 2-day retrospective reviewing the constitutional crimes, known as "Watergate," that brought down Richard Nixon.


Gun control action will rely on grassroots organizing

From the White House to anti-violence groups, it's widely agreed that grassroots mobilizing holds the key.


Illinois mom battles banks profiting from drug trade

HSBC enabled drug cartels to wash their billions of tear- and blood-soaked dollars through its global operations, and they aren't the only bank involved.


The contemptible Messrs. Issa and Boehner

Congress' vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt is contemptible.


Penn State officials kept secret file on Sandusky, CNN reports

High-ranking officials at Penn State are accused of having kept a secret file containing allegations that Jerry Sandusky was acting inappropriately.


Foreclosed homeowner stands his ground on his own porch

Lamont Newsome stands his ground at a battle post he and his loyal canine partner have maintained every day for a year and three months now - his front porch.


New revelation critical in Trayvon Martin case

Startling new revelations have emerged in the case of Trayvon Martin, adding to the national outrage over his murder.


Chicago top cop links gun policy to racism

Chicago's top cop says current gun policies facilitate illegal gun trafficking, and equal "government-sponsored racism."


Feds show Massey faked safety records in deadly W Va mine

Federal investigators say they have proof that Massey Energy kept fake safety records to throw off inspectors at a West Virginia coal mine where 29 men died last year, the deadliest U.S. coal field disaster in four decades.


Officials covered up deaths of detained immigrants

Recently obtained documents, memos and videos suggest government officials systematically covered up malicious abuses contributing to the deaths of 107 immigration detainees

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