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Then And Now: This Agency Had Us Under Surveillance Long Before 9/11

Then And Now: This Agency Had Us Under Surveillance Long Before 9/11

Have you heard of the the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU), a non-government agency which has been spying on us in secret for over 30 years? No? That’s just how they want it.

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Bipartisan Cooperation On NSA Shows Signs Of Democracy At Work

No one on either side of the aisle is trying to eliminate national security, but there's an obvious need for more transparency in regard to civil liberties. Image @ WWLP

No one on either side of the aisle is trying to eliminate national security, but there’s an obvious need for more transparency in regard to civil liberties.

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Bipartisan Effort To Curb USA PATRIOT Act Falls Short

From Medical Facts

On Wednesday Congress held a vote in an attempt to curb the power within the USA Patriot Act which gave the NSA authority for domestic spying programs.

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Snowden Vehemently Denies Giving Any Classified Information To China

Edward Snowden has done something no one else has been able to do in our politicized, partisan environment: cause opinion to zig-zag across party lines.  Image by John Gara@Buzzfeed

How DID that story about Edward Snowden giving information to China spread like wild fire in the mainstream media? Is it even true?

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Microsoft And Facebook Release Limited Information Regarding Domestic Surveillance

Microsoft And Facebook Release Limited Information Regarding Domestic Surveillance

Microsoft, Google and Facebook reassure users of the dedication to their privacy, pushing the administration to allow them more transparency on the matter.

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Bill O’Reilly Is Okay With Tapping Your Phone Calls, But Not Your E-Mails (VIDEO)

Bill O’Reilly, the master of hyperbole and obfuscation, can now add selective memory to his list of personal traits. Image@UpRoxx

Bill O’Reilly, the master of hyperbole and obfuscation, can now add selective memory to his list of personal traits.

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As NY Times Attacks Obama, Records Declassified To Put NSA Program In Proper Perspective

Where was the New York Times when the Bush Administration birthed the Patriot Act? Now, in 2013, they’ve decided to take Obama to task for implementing it.  Image by weaselzippers.us @ BizPacReview

The NSA ‘phone program’ has become a lightning rod in the ‘security vs. privacy’ battle, but as some NY Times commentators put it, ‘you can’t have it both ways.’

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Huffington Post Jumps On The Scandal Bandwagon Over Not-So-Secret NSA Program

George W. Obama photo composite screen captured from The Huffington Post's front page. www.huffingtonpost.com

Huffington Post and other media are missing the chance to lead long-overdue debates on the NSA what balance we want to strike between privacy and security.

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Right Wing Goes Nuts Over Obama’s Executive Orders, But Guess What?

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President Obama swore in his State of the Union address that he would pass certain bills through executive order. Now the right-wing pundits are going nuts.

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Herman Cain Trusts The Government

Herman Cain Trusts The Government

Cain said that he would put the power back with the states, and let them do what the federal government has not done. When asked why he would do it that way, Cain said, in part, ‘Because I trust the government.’ The implication is that he trusts all governments in the U.S., which would mean that he also trusts the federal government.

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The Threat of Terrorism vs the Threat to Democracy

The Threat of Terrorism vs the Threat to Democracy

The Obama Administration decided to pass up an opportunity to appeal the decision of the 11th Circuit court judges ruling the individual mandate as stated in the Affordable Health Care for America Act (Obamacare) as unconstitutional. Due to the fact that judges from the 6th Circuit court issued a separate ruling to uphold the bill as constitutional, the case will likely be subject to a Supreme Court hearing just months before the 2012 election.

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The Patriot Act in Effect

The Patriot Act in Effect

I am sorry but I believe that the drone attack on Al-Alwaki and Samir Khan was wrong. Both of these men were American citizens and should have been taken alive and given a fair trial. But of course this is the Patriot Act in effect which gives the president the right to declare any American citizen an enemy combatant.

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