Politics Before Snowden, a debate inside NSA Before Snowden, a debate inside NSA
Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the National Security Agency had been secretly collecting American telephone records, some NSA executives voiced strong objections to the program, current and former intelligence officials say. The program exceeded the agency's mandate to focus on foreign spying and would do little to stop terror plots, the executives argued.
Politics Artwork behind bars, serving time on taxpayer dime Artwork behind bars, serving time on taxpayer dime (Video)
For over a year, “Transitions,” was artist Michael Boonstra’s life. He was commissioned to create the publicly funded artwork during the construction of the Wapato Jail. Shortly after the completion of his piece, Boonstra learned there wasn’t enough money to open the jail.

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Politics Long-time legislator leaving Oregon House Long-time legislator leaving Oregon House
On Saturday evening in Pendleton, Bob Jenson gazed out into the sea of friendly faces at his retirement party and recalled his years as a politician.

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Politics Obama to announce immigration action Thursday
In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration
Politics Senate blocks NSA phone records measure
The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.
Politics Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities
A Texas judge refused on Tuesday to quash on technicalities two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry, ruling that the potentially embarrassing case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should proceed.
Politics DEM-controlled Senate rejects Keystone pipeline, but GOP vows replay
In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night to force completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue soon after taking two-house control of Congress in January.


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