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House intel panel votes to ‘release the memo’ in partisan vote

The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has voted to publish a memo reportedly alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI and the DOJ, composed by the panel’s chairman, Representative Devin Nunes (R-California). The declassification process moves on to President Donald Trump, who will have five days to decide whether or not to hold its release. The Nunes memo alleges abuse of surveillance ...

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US House ethics panel clears Nunes in Russiagate classified leak probe

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 03:02 The US House Ethics Committee has cleared Representative Devin Nunes (R-California) on a complaint that he leaked classified information. The surprise decision paves the way for the firebrand lawmaker to reassume chairing a House intelligence panel. The ethics committee said Thursday in a brief statement that it determined the Republican congressman did not disclose ...

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‘Too big to fail’ bank rules targeted, as Senate panel rolls back Dodd–Frank Act

Banks and credit unions may soon be relieved of regulations added after the 2007-2008 financial crisis, as the Senate Banking Committee repealed provisions of the Dodd–Frank Act. The senate panel approved bill S.2155 in a 16-7 vote Tuesday, to raise the threshold at which bank holding companies are considered “too big to fail,” removing the financial stress test and capital-planning ...

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F-35 fail: US fighter jet loses panel during 'routine training mission' in Okinawa

The US Air Force has encountered yet another issue with its aircraft in Okinawa, after an F-35 jet lost a panel during a “routine training mission.” It comes just months after several US aircraft were forced to make emergency landings on the same day. The F-35A Lightning II lost a two-foot-wide (0.6-meter) panel during the routine mission last week, the ...

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‘Robots are not taking over the world’: UN panel meets to define ‘killer robot’ threat (VIDEO)

Published time: 18 Nov, 2017 12:45 A UN panel met this week to discuss ‘killer robots’ amid concerns that not enough is being done to rein in and monitor advances in artificial intelligence. It agreed to define and set limits on weapons that kill without human involvement. The event, held in Geneva, marked the first formal meeting of government experts ...

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‘Tainted by association’: CIA whistleblower says progressives kicked him off EU panel (VIDEO)

John Kiriakou, a former CIA counterterrorism officer, has told RT America that he was kicked off a panel at the European Parliament because a fellow panelist objected to his association with Russia as a Sputnik Radio host. Kiriakou, who spent two-and-a-half years in jail for exposing the CIA’s torture program in 2007, was invited to address the European Parliament on ...

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Trump voter fraud panel returns with conspiracy theory, lawsuits

President Trump’s voter fraud commission gets back to work on Tuesday with little to show for it besides a flimsy conspiracy theory and a series of lawsuits. The much-mocked panel will be meeting in New Hampshire after deeming the tiny state a supposed center for voter fraud. Its evidence for that claim is thin, and Tuesday is unlikely to yield ...

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De Blasio forms panel to mull controversial city statues' futures

Mayor de Blasio named a committee Friday to address how the city should deal with the sordid histories of hundreds of statues, plaques, obelisks and other memorials scattered on city property across the five boroughs. The new 18-member committee will over the next three months recommend guidelines advising City Hall on how to “address monuments seen as oppressive and inconsistent ...

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My thoughts after sitting on a panel for Simpson’s hearing

Orenthal James Simpson still has the juice. And if you think he lost it, last Thursday he proved to the world that even at age 70, he still has gallons of it. O.J. Day, as I like to call it, took the nation by storm, as it seemed as if the entire country tuned in to watch Simpson’s parole hearing ...

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Trump begins voter fraud panel meeting with unfounded accusations

President Trump kicked off the first meeting of his controversial voter fraud panel Wednesday with plenty of accusations and conspiracy theories — but barely any solid facts. With no evidence backing his theory that “millions” of people illegally voted in the 2016 election, Trump instead claimed that “very large numbers of people in certain states” may have cast fraudulent votes, ...

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