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Poll Shows Confidence In TV News At All-Time Low

via Dylan Byers, Politico Americans’ confidence in television news has hit an all-time low, according to a new survey by Gallup. Twenty-one percent of the 1,004 adults polled said they had “a great deal” or “a lot” of confidence in television news media, continuing a steady decline from the 46 percent who expressed confidence in television … Continue reading

Barack Obama Waives Rule Allowing Indefinite Military Detention Of Americans

via Michael McAuliff, The Huffington Post The White House released rules Tuesday evening waiving the most controversial piece of the new military detention law, and exempting U.S. citizens, as well as other broad categories of suspected terrorists. Indefinite military detention of Americans and others was granted in the defense authorization bill President Barack Obama signed … Continue reading

U.S. Hikers: Iran Took Us As ‘Hostages’

Speaking at a press conference in New York hours after landing back safely on American soil following their release to Oman on Wednesday, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal laid bare the extent of their harrowing two-year ordeal in Iran. “We had to go on hunger strike repeatedly just to receive letters from our loved ones,” … Continue reading

American Hikers, Free On ‘Bail,’ Are On Their Way Home (But Who Paid?)

As a convoy of Swiss and Omani diplomats rolled through the gates of Tehran’s Evin Prison on Wednesday afternoon, the relieved families of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, the American hikers held behind its gates for the past 26 months, were preparing to welcome them home — a reunion further delayed this week by a … Continue reading


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