National Security Threats At All Time High

Even Capitol Police were more visable than normal for these two hearings today:

 

Government Surveillance Program Reform

With a police officer by his side, Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department and reform of government surveillance programs.  James Berglie / ZUMA Press

Government Surveillance Program Reform

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department and reform of government surveillance programs.  James Berglie / ZUMA Press

US National Security Threats

Director of National Intelligence JAMES CLAPPER testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on “current an projected national security threats against the United States.”  James Berglie / ZUMA Press

US National Security Threats

Code Pink protesters hold signs at the conclusion of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on “Current and Projected National Security Threats Against the United States.”  James Berglie / ZUMA Press

Republicans Just Won the Food Stamp War

Mother Jones recently picked up this photo — they used it in color, but I prefer it in BW.  See the full story here.  

 

Boehner Lays Out Expectations for SOTU

 

Speaker of the House JOHN BOEHNER walks down the aisle before speaking at a GOP news conference in advance of the President’s State of the Union Address tonight. Photo Illustration. (James Berglie / ZUMA Press)

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David Petraeus denies classified leaks as Benghazi hearings begin – The Guardian – UK

The Guardian (UK) recently picked up this photo of mine of David Petraeus.  View the full story here. 

 

Space Shuttle Discovery’s Final Flight – Sacramento Bee, and Talking Points Memo

The Sacramento Bee and TPM.com picked up these images for their slideshow from earlier this morning.  View the entire Sacramento Bee Slideshow here.   View the entire TPM slideshow here. 

On top of a Boeing 747, the Space Shuttle Discovery takes it's final flight over Washington DC on it's way to it's new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

On top of a Boeing 747, the Space Shuttle Discovery takes it's final flight by the Lincoln Memorial on it's way to it's new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

On top of a Boeing 747, the Space Shuttle Discovery takes it's final flight over Washington DC on it's way to it's new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)