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Wiretap: AG Sessions is onto something new, targeting agreements on police...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has moved from illegal immigration to another contentious topic — police violence.  And the outcry may be nearly as loud....

Government still throwing vast taxpayer sums at Blackwater

It’s like they’re in a strip club, according to Jeff Stein: The Central Intelligence Agency has hired Xe Services, the private security firm formerly known...

Congress to consider anti-security contractor bill

Spencer Ackerman at the Colorado Independent's sister site in Washington notes that Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., wrote a diary at Firedoglake on a...

Former Iraq security contractors say firm bought black market weapons

Last spring, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Iraq got a makeover,replacing the scandal-plagued Blackwater private security company with a firm named Triple Canopy. The new $1 billion contract cemented Triple Canopy's status as the pre-eminent provider of private security services in Iraq, with its heavily armed employees appearing side by side with senior State Department diplomats. But the company's rise to prominence followed a long, often chaotic route, marked by questionable weapons deals, government bungling and a criminal investigation that was ultimately closed without charges being filed, according to newly released investigative files.

It’s A Right-Wing Dot-To-Dot World

From Blackwater and Amway to James Dobson and the Council for National Policy, this veritable who's who of Christian right activists have, as always,...