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February 15

How Watergate Changed US Politics - 'Watergate: A New History' Excerpt - Esquire.com

Tuesday, June 20th, 1972 was Richard Nixon’s first day back at the White House after five well-dressed men—some apparently linked to his re-election campaign—had been arrested Saturday morning at the offices of the Democratic National Committee. Nixon had been at his vacation home in Key Biscayne, Florida, when word of the arrests first spread—his aides were spread across the country, too—and...
February 15

6 Things We Know about the CIA's Secret Mass Surveillance Program | Jon Miltimore - Foundation for Economic Education

The allegations from Sens. Ron Wyden and Martin Heinrich are quite serious. Here's what we know so far. The Central Intelligence Agency has secretly been running mass surveillance operations to collect data on Americans, according to a newly published letter written by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.). Wyden and Henrich, both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, ...
February 14

Hubby Jailed, Wife Bailed Out Ahead of Hipster Couple's Crypto Heist Trial - The Daily Beast

Accused crypto scammer Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein was ordered held without bond following a bail hearing on Monday during which prosecutors laid out what “could literally be called the electronic version of the smoking gun,” Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the Washington, D.C. federal district court said Monday. Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife, 31-year-old tech entrepreneur and aspiring rapper Heat...
February 14

Biden faces two challenges that could quickly escalate - NBC News

WASHINGTON — If it’s Monday ... The U.S.-Canadian bridge reopens after Canadian police clear trucker blockade. ... President Biden, in interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, criticizes NFL for lack of Black head coaches. ... Sen. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., says he’ll be back at work in a few weeks. ... Early voting begins today in Texas primaries. ... U.S. racks up more medals in Winter Olympics. ... ...
February 12

Special Election in 49th Assembly District Next Week - The Rafu Shimpo

A special election will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the 49th Assembly District to fill the seat vacated by Assemblymember Ed Chau, who left to become a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. The district encompasses the western San Gabriel Valley and includes all or part of Alhambra, Arcadia, El Monte, Montebello, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, South El Monte and Temp...
February 12

Judge to rule on Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry's trial location - newschannelnebraska.com

News U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry was waiting to learn Friday whether a judge will allow him to stand trial in the California district where he faces felony charges or his home state of Nebraska. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry was waiting to learn Friday whether a judge will allow him to stand trial in the California district where he faces felony charges or his home state of Neb...
February 11

Former AME Zion Bishop Staccato Powell Accused of Bamboozling His Churches to the Brink - The Daily Beast

A powerful figure in a storied Black church said he had a grand vision. The feds say it was a big scam—and that his flock is paying the price. The congregants of University AME Zion Church have owned their building in Palo Alto, California, for nearly 50 years. As far as the congregation was aware, the church—a low, white building where more than 100 people from around the city gather each Su...