The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters WT news feed
A growing number of firearm and firearm-related companies have stated they will no longerÂ sell items to states, counties, cities and municipalities that restrict their citizens’ rights to own them. WT news feed
Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the Department of Justice has filed a civil lawsuit against the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services alleging that S&P engaged in a scheme to defraud investors in structured financial products known as Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) and Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs). WT news feed
Whatever the cover-up may be, the UANI is definitely pursuing the objectives put forward by the US government. Mark Wallace, who is heading this NGO, is a close associate of Senator John McCain bertb news feed
The microelectronics allegedly exported to Russia since 2008 by main defendant Alexander Fishenko, 46, and his Houston-based company Arc Electronics could potentially use for military purposes, including “radar and surveillance systems, weapons guidance systems and detonation triggers,” authorities said. WT news feed
The ACLU filed Freedom of Information Act requests on July 30 with the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Transportation to try to find out how much officials use the technology and how much it is paying to expand the program. Agencies are required by law to respond to FOIA requests within 20 working days, but more than a month later, only one DOJ office and a few DOT agencies have responded, according to the ACLU.
So the advocacy group is asking a federal court in Massachusetts to compel the DHS and other DOJ offices (FBI, Marshals Service, Drug enforcement Agency, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) to comply. The group is administratively appealing the DOT’s response, which the ACLU said was insufficient. It’s Not News Yet