Published on Friday, May 08, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer In the wake of Thursday’s federal court ruling that the U.S. National Security Agency’s mass data collection program is illegal, officials in Congress have been left at odds over surveillance reform. In the remaining six days of the legislative session, some Senate Republicans are rushing to […]
National Security Agency has a secret backdoor into its vast databases to search for email and phone calls of U.S. citizens without a warrant
another clumsy attempt by the editors to support the elected officials they like no matter how many back flips and contorted gymnastics moves are required to cover up for the hypocrisy some of these officials demonstrate.
Nevertheless, the House sent the Patriot Act Extension to Obama for signature with just a few minor revisions. Key provisions of the nation’s primary counterterrorism law would be extended for a year under a bill passed by the House Thursday evening after Democrats retreated from adding new privacy protections. The House voted 315 to 97 […]
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Turley points out Harry Reid’s ludicrous stance on this bill. He did not have to allow this vote – period! From Rawstory
From the Washington Post “For over 200 years, this Nation has adhered to the rule of law — with unparalleled success,” Aiken wrote in a strongly worded 44-page opinion. “A shift to a Nation based on extra-constitutional authority is prohibited, as well as ill-advised.” Amen to that, now if we can just get Congress to […]