Northwest Watchdog: Oregon Fusion Center, House of spies or terror-threat prevention?
The Oregon Terrorism Information Threat Assessment Network is one of several Federal Fusion Centers spread across 77 U.S. cities that collaborate with local law-enforcement agencies on suspected terrorist threats.
Business Week: Judge in NYC refuses to suspend his Plan B ruling
A government appeal of a ruling giving women of all ages broad access to morning-after birth control is frivolous, a federal judge said Friday as he refused to suspend enforcement of his decision pending appeal.
The Guardian: Plan B age-restriction appeal from US government denied by federal judge
A federal judge has denied an appeal by the US government to an order granting the unrestricted access of emergency contraception to women of all ages.
Pharmalive.com: Judge Slams 'Frivolous' Obama Defense Of Birth Control Pill
In a scathing decision, a federal judge criticized the Obama administration for a “frivolous” stalling tactic to defend age restrictions for the morning after birth control pill.
McClatchy: Federal judge denies FDA effort to block contraceptive access
A New York federal judge on Friday denied a request by the Obama administration to delay his April 5 court order that allows emergency contraceptives to be sold without age limits or a prescription.
Christian Science Monitor: Judge won't delay his order for easy access to 'morning after' pill
A federal judge on Friday refused to significantly delay his order that the morning-after emergency contraception pill be made widely available to women and girls regardless of their age.
New York Times: Judge Refuses to Drop Order on Contraceptive Pill Without Regard to Age
A federal judge on Friday stepped up his criticism of the Obama administration, accusing the Justice Department of making “frivolous” and “silly” arguments in its attempt to delay making the morning-after emergency contraceptive pill available to women and girls of all ages without a prescription.
Unaware of Tsarnaev warnings, Boston counterterror unit tracked protesters
In the fall of 2011, a key Boston police counterterror intelligence unit -- funded with millions of dollars in U.S. homeland security grants -- was closely monitoring anti-Wall Street demonstrations, including tracking the Facebook pages and websites of the protesters and writing reports on the potential impact on "commercial and financial sector assets" in downtown areas, according to internal police documents.
Putting Politics Ahead of Science
On Wednesday, the Obama administration betrayed both reproductive rights and science. The Justice Department announced that it would appeal a federal court ruling that would make morning-after pills available without a prescription for girls and women of all ages.
Why the White House is fighting greater access to the morning-after pill
The Justice Department is appealing a court decision that would make Plan B available to women of all ages without a prescription.