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(Kenneth Tynan, in his landmark 1978 New Yorker profile, wrote that in off-camera conversations with Carson, “you get the impression that you are addressing an elaborately wired security system.”) - Johnny Carson: The Man Who Retired - Esquire
Money in politics may at times seem repugnant to some, but so too does much of what the First Amendment vigorously protects,” Roberts wrote. “If the First Amendment protects flag burning, funeral protests and Nazi parades — then we should just let rich people buy the entire government. - Supreme Court strikes down limits on federal campaign donations - The Washington Post
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The Post reports Tuesday the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded the spy agency falsely claimed the program had uncovered credible intelligence that prevented future terrorist attacks. The report says CIA agents were able to obtain valuable information from the detainees before they were subjected to the harsh techniques. - Report: CIA Misled Public About Terror Detainees