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Medea Benjamin on her new book examining the U.S.-Saudi Arabia alliance

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Although Medea Benjamin has been an activist for nearly four decades, most of the country didn’t come to know her until shortly before the Iraq war, when she infiltrated her way into congressional hearing rooms to shout down people like Donald Rumsfeld to protest the upcoming war. She’s best known as the co-founder of the anti-war activist group Code Pink, which has a history of infiltrating and briefly disrupting events, including the Senate hearing of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the confirmation for CIA Director…

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Leon Panetta is backing Eric Lynn in CD 13 race

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Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is endorsing Eric Lynn in the race for the open Pinellas County Congressional seat being vacated this year by David Jolly. “I am proud to endorse Eric Lynn for Congress,” Panetta said in a statement. “I know Eric well, and as a valued advisor to me during my time as Secretary of Defense, he proved that he has the resolve, experience, and good judgment that it takes to be a strong and effective leader in…

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