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Clinton Answers Under Oath to Group's Email Questions

But she doesn't say much

(Newser) - As ordered by a judge in August , Hillary Clinton replied under oath this week to questions submitted by the right-wing legal group Judicial Watch about her use of a private email server, the AP reports. Clinton didn't say much new in her written answers that she hadn't already... More »

Court: You Don't Get to See bin Laden Death Photos

Judges side with Obama administration

(Newser) - It doesn't look like the CIA's photos of a dead Osama bin Laden will ever see the light of day. A federal appeals court today ruled that the Obama administration's argument that releasing them would incite riots and anti-US violence makes sense, reports Reuters . A conservative watchdog... More »

US Had Awlaki in Custody Twice, Let Him Go

Freedom of information request reveals 2nd time they had cleric

(Newser) - US authorities had Anwar al-Awlaki in custody twice and let him go both times, before eventually killing him in a targeted drone attack, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has discovered through a Freedom of Information Act request. Documents from the US embassy in Yemen indicate that the US-born radical cleric... More »

Judge Blocks Release of bin Laden Death Photos

CIA, Pentagon had good reasons to keep images classified, he decides

(Newser) - A federal judge, saying he wasn't prepared to second-guess the Pentagon and CIA's reasoning in the matter, has rejected a request to order the release of photos and video taking during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden a year ago next week. The watchdog group Judicial Watch... More »

US Fights to Keep bin Laden Death Photos Secret

Administration argues in court that they would endanger Americans abroad

(Newser) - The Obama administration filed court documents this week arguing that the 52 photographs and video recordings it has of Osama bin Laden's corpse are "wholly exempt from disclosure," and that it would not release them for fear of inspiring violence against Americans abroad. The filing is in... More »

Florida Democrat Faces Sexual Harassment Inquiry

Office of Congressional Ethics investigates Alcee Hastings

(Newser) - The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating allegations that Democrat Alcee Hastings sexually harassed a staffer on a panel he chaired, the Wall Street Journal reports. The investigation began at least a month ago, when the conservative group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit on behalf of Republican staffer Winsome Packer,... More »

Group Sues to Get Hillary's White House Records

Public interest group after documents on Clinton's health care task force

(Newser) - Fed up with waiting, a conservative public interest group is suing the National Archives to obtain White House records on Hillary Clinton when she led a health-care task force as first lady. Clinton is catching flak from her Democratic rivals for holding up release of the documents, ABC News reports. More »

At Justice, Chertoff Played Party Politics

AG frontrunner prosecuted Hillary Clinton fundraiser

(Newser) - Michael Chertoff, a frontrunner to replace Alberto Gonzales, has impressive judicial credentials, but the LA Times reports that he also has a background tinged with partisan politics. While head of the Justice Department's criminal division, the current Homeland Security secretary met with conservative activists and brought controversial charges against an... More »

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