A security researcher involved with the Wikileaks Web site was detained by U.S. agents at the border for three hours and questioned about the controversial whistleblower project as he entered the country on Thursday to attend a hacker conference here, sources said Saturday. He was also approached by two FBI agents at the Defcon conference after his presentation on Saturday afternoon about the Tor Project. Jacob Appelbaum, a Seattle-based programmer […]
What other classified US military documents might be posted on the internet? Julian Assange, the founder of the website, Wikileaks, says there will be more, posted within weeks. Wikileaks initially posted more than 91-thousand documents, mostly intelligence reports relating to Afghanistan. Assange told NBC that this has “emboldened” others to come forward with more documents, including details of “internal abuses,” including sexual abuse, within the US military. The Obama Administration has […]
Gov. Jan Brewer said the Legislature may “tweak” SB 1070 when it convenes in January to address the federal judge’s concerns about the law. For example, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton had singled out a provision requiring that every person arrested in the state be held until their immigration status is determined. Brewer’s lawyer had told the judge that the sentence was “inartfully” written and should only apply to suspected […]
Lets pretend for a moment that you are a black congresswoman and your husband is a stockholder and a board member of a black owned bank called OneUnited Bank. Now OneUnited could use some funds and there is bail out money available. A vote is coming up and ethically you should should vote “present”. But you really think the Bank deserves affirmative action since it is the largest Black owned […]
One of Politisite’s avid reader cornered me the other night and asked, ” What is going to happen with Congressman Rangel on these charges”.
My answer, He won’t be Expelled but probably Censured or Reprimanded.
Today, Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas) said the committee is leaning toward Reprimand. A reprimand is the lowest form of punishment a Congressman can receive less being put in a corner with a dunce hat on,
Can I say it? Congressman Weiner acts like a Wiener on House Floor. House Republicans late Thursday were able to corral enough votes to defeat a bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to those sickened by toxins resulting from the 9/11 attacks. In the process, they set off a host of fiery speeches and denunciations from their Democratic colleagues and produced a veritable YouTube moment […]
Arizona on Thursday appealed a judge’s decision to block key parts of the state’s crackdown on illegal immigrants and police in Phoenix arrested scores of activists protesting the remaining measures in the law. Lawyers for Governor Jan Brewer and Arizona asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to lift an injunction blocking the most intrusive parts of the law, known as SB 1070, and asked for […]
Rep. Charlie Rangel has reportedly reached a deal on ethics charges that will avoid a public trial that could have hurt his party ahead of the fall elections. WCBS TV in New York reported that Harlem friends of Rangel said a deal had been struck, and details of the deal could be unveiled when the ethics panel meets as scheduled at 1 p.m. The network reported Rangel will admit to […]
Rep. Rangel Awaits Charges following Public Meeting The nature of the allegations against Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) will be publicly revealed when the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct holds a preliminary public hearing today. Read More » The Adjudicatory Subcommittee panel, divided equally between Republicans and Democrats, will weigh the evidence and agree on the facts of the case in advance of a full committee trial to […]
According to this news item from Afghanistan’s Outlook Afghanistan, the documents reveal that among other things, in 2008, retired Lieutenant General Hamid Gul, the former chief of Pakistan’s ISI, “plotted to kill President Karzai” with al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives, and that “an ISI officer, Colonel Muhammad Yousaf, directed Taliban leader Maulvi Ezatullah to supervise the assassination.” The article is packaged with an Al-Jazeera interview with Gul, in which he denies each and every charge against him.