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Friday Java 29 April 2012

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Federal prosecutors investigating how the anti-secrecy Web site WikiLeaks obtained large amounts of classified data are exploring potential criminal conspiracy charges
“If the Justice Department concludes that a crime has been committed, it will twist itself like a pretzel to avoid using the Espionage Act, not only because it is old and vague but because it raises a number of First Amendment for problems prosecutors,” said Abbe D. Lowell, a Washington defense attorney who has handled leak cases.

Growing number of Democrats are threatening to defy the White House over the national debt, joining Republican calls for deficit cuts as a requirement for consenting to lift the country’s borrowing limit.