Biden Fined $219K For Illegal Campaign Contributions The Federal Elections Commission has fined Vice President Joe Biden $219,000 for accepting illegal donations and failing to disclose payments and debts. According to an FEC audit, Biden's 2008 presidential campaign didn't return $106,000 in campaign ... 07/19/2010 - 6:45 am | View Link
Joe Biden Fined $219K for Campaign Violations Joe Biden’s failed 2008 presidential campaign was sloppily run and violated campaign finances laws, a Federal Election Commission audit shows. Politico, which seems to have broken the news, titles the story “Joe Biden fined $219K for 2008 presidential ... 07/17/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Joe Biden fined $219K By FEC Politico reports that Vice President Biden has been fined by the FEC: The Federal Election Commission has penalized Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign $219,000 for accepting over-the-limit contributions and a discounted flight on a jet ... 07/17/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Feds Fine Biden Campaign $219K for Violations (AP) – Election watchdogs have fined Joe Biden's 2008 presidential campaign more than $219,000 for sloppy bookkeeping and accepting excessive contributions, including a discounted flight on a private jet. The FCC audit says the Biden campaign accepted an ... 07/17/2010 - 9:07 am | View Link
Joe Biden fined $219K for 2008 presidential campaign violations The Federal Election Commission has penalized Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign $219,000 for accepting over-the-limit contributions and a discounted flight on a jet owned by a New York hedge fund. His campaign was also charged with ... 07/17/2010 - 7:40 am | View Link
Human rights group says it is ‘highly likely’ its emails and phone calls have been intercepted by British intelligence
The human rights group Amnesty International has announces that it is taking legal action against the UK government over concerns its communications have been illegally accessed by UK intelligence services.
In the latest of a series of legal challenges sparked by the revelations based on documents released by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, Amnesty said it was “highly likely” its emails and phone calls have been intercepted.
Michael Bochenek, director of law and policy for the human rights group, said: “As a global organisation working on many sensitive issues that would be of particular interest to security services in the US and UK, we are deeply troubled by the prospect that the communications of our staff may have been intercepted.”
The latest challenge follows revelations that GCHQ and its US counterpart, the National Security Agency (NSA), have developed capabilities to undertake industrial-scale surveillance of the web and mobile phone networks by trawling the servers of internet companies and collecting raw data from the undersea cables that carry web traffic.
The right wing's attempt at historical revisionism continued on this Sunday's Face the Nation, where host Bob Schieffer allowed former Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan, James Baker, to pretend his old boss regretted vetoing the anti-apartheid act.