10 things you need to know today: May 14, 2015

THE WEEK 1.Amtrak train entered curve at 106 mph before derailing The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was traveling at 106 mph — more than twice the speed limit — as it approached the curve where the accident occurred, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. “That’s just insanity,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael… More 10 things you need to know today: May 14, 2015

10 things you need to know today: March 31, 2015

The Week 1.Germanwings co-pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies German prosecutors said Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had been treated for “suicidal tendencies” years before he crashed the airline’s Flight 9525 in the French Alps last week. Lubitz locked the plane’s captain out of the cockpit and was alone at the controls when… More 10 things you need to know today: March 31, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2015

The Week 1.Second snowstorm hits already snow-covered Northeast Boston authorities postponed a victory celebration for the New England Patriots after their Super Bowl victory, moving it from Tuesday to Wednesday due to a record breaking winter storm. The second blizzard to hit the Northeast in a week dumped another foot of snow on Boston, which… More 10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2015

NSA releases decade’s worth of damaging intelligence reports in Christmas Eve document dump

The Raw Story At approximately 1:30 p.m. EST on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from the American Civil Liberties Union by releasing more than a decade’s worth of incriminating quarterly and annual reports, David Lerman at Bloomberg News reports. According to the heavily redacted reports to the… More NSA releases decade’s worth of damaging intelligence reports in Christmas Eve document dump

EX-NSA Director Hayden Compares ISIS Airstrikes To ‘Casual Sex’

Ouch! Apparently General Hayden is starting to display his disdain for the POTUS more and more.  I’m not saying he’s right or wrong on this issue, just saying his comment was rather “audacious” for an ex member of the President’s cabinet. TPM LiveWire Retired Air Force General Michael Hayden, the former head of the CIA and… More EX-NSA Director Hayden Compares ISIS Airstrikes To ‘Casual Sex’

10 things you need to know today: July 6, 2014

The Week The NSA ensnares far more bystanders than targets, Israel arrests six in connection with Palestinian boy’s death, and more. 1. Report: NSA sweeps snare bystanders far more than intended targets Surveillance carried out by the National Security Agency led to the collection of significantly more information on “incidental” innocents than on the NSA’s… More 10 things you need to know today: July 6, 2014

Why can’t you trust Snowden? Let me count (some of) the ways…

From the onset, let me say that I know some of our TFC readers are pro Snowden and that’s perfectly fair.   This particular article happened to be “anti Snowden”.  I’ll be sure to balance it out within the week. Sulia – Milt Shook I just read a comment on a blog post in which a… More Why can’t you trust Snowden? Let me count (some of) the ways…

NSA collection of phone data is lawful, federal judge rules

Of course this Federal Judge is not the final arbiter of this matter but it does put a bit of a damper in Snowden’s “I was right…I’m exonerated” meme.  Thoughts? Washington Post A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the massive collection of domestic telephone data brought to light by former National Security… More NSA collection of phone data is lawful, federal judge rules

Tea Party ‘revolutionary’ Larry Klayman blames Obama for disastrous CNN interview

Sorting out the crazies indeed… The Raw Story Tea Partier and frequent litigant Larry Klayman said in an interview with World Net Daily on Thursday that he is considering filing a lawsuit against the news network CNN after an embarrassing interview with anchor Don Lemon and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin earlier this week. Not only did Klayman… More Tea Party ‘revolutionary’ Larry Klayman blames Obama for disastrous CNN interview

10 things you need to know today: December 19, 2013

The Week Stocks soar as the Fed tapers its stimulus, advisers urge Obama to curb NSA spying, and more 1. Fed curbs its bond-buying stimulus program Stocks surged around the world early Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced it was tapering its effort to stimulate the economy by purchasing bonds. The Fed will cut back by $10… More 10 things you need to know today: December 19, 2013