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By Butter Bracco On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Meryl Streep exercises more demagoguery of Trump as politics invade the Golden Globes, White House defends Streep

Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes to attack President-elect Donald Trump for appearing to mock a disabled New York Times reporter in 2015 and displayed Hollywood’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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DEA database of Americans’ phone calls revealed

The Drug Enforcement Administration formerly maintained a secret database of Americans’ telephone calls to some foreign countries, the Justice Department revealed. The document filed by the department in a California More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Congress passes expansion of surveillance without a warrant or oversight

Congress passed a bill which gives unprecedented legal authority to the government’s warrantless surveillance powers and data collection by the NSA, expanding powers to the executive branch. Critics say that More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 20th, 2014
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President Obama pleases no one with NSA reform plans

President Barack Obama laid out a vision of modest changes for the National Security Agency in a speech that will likely please neither reformers nor agency defenders. In response to the leaked documents from Edward More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Glenn Greenwald says the goal of the NSA program is ‘destroy privacy’ worldwide

The NSA’s ultimate goal is to destroy individual privacy worldwide, warned former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, during an EU inquiry to discuss the NSA and their “ability to destroy privacy.” Greenwald, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Recommended NSA Overhaul: Civilian leadership replaces military, tighter standards to get phone records from companies

President Obama’s task force has put forth their recommendations to overhaul the NSA surveillance program in the wake of Edward Snowden’s public revelations. The Wall Street Journal was given a preview of the More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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NSA collects 5 billion cell phone locations daily, tracking movements and relationships

The National Security Agency is gathering approximately 5 billion records a day on the location of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Senate bill moves ahead to end NSA monitoring practices and make FISA decisions more public

The National Security Agency monitoring United States citizens and allies now face a bipartisan group of senators who are in unveiling legislation that would end the collection of millions of Americans’ phone More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
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DOJ reasserts NY Times reporter James Risen must testify in Jeffrey Sterling whisteblower case

The US Department of Justice has reasserted its view that New York Times reporter James Risen cannot claim First Amendment privilege in refusing to testify in a leak case allegedly stemming from a former CIA officer. Official More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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NSA spying on Americans detailed in 2008: listening in on journalists, soldiers and ‘phone sex’

Despite pledges by President George W. Bush, President Obama and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped on. An ABC report from 2008 detailed how More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 8th, 2013
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DHS Source says surveillance is going after whistleblowers, leakers, media sources and involves both parties

The news that the NSA is monitoring Verizon, multiple Internet and communication sources is just the latest scandal to hit Washington. While the Intelligence head is providing some damage control, a DHS “insider” More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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Eric Holder signed off on Fox News, James Rosen monitoring, calls for resignation begin

Attorney General Eric Holder personally signed off on the warrant that allowed the Justice Department to search Fox News reporter James Rosen’s personal email, NBC News’ Michael Isikoff reported. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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CBS reporter Sheryl Attkisson was monitored by DOJ during ‘Fast and Furious’ reporting

The Justice Department has come under fire for the recent disclosure that it subpoenaed the phone records from 20 Associated Press phone lines, used by up to 100 reporters. New reports have confirmed the DOJ have More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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Dept of Justice monitored James Rosen at Fox and his parents for reports on North Korea

Fox News anchor James Rosen’s parents were among those who had their phone records seized by the Dept. of Justice during its investigation into the 2009 North Korea intelligence leak, according to Fox News More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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Eric Holder passes blame in AP phone record scandal, says the monitoring was for national security

Attorney General Eric Holder attempted to dodge accusations on Tuesday as the Department of Justice has been the subject the new AP press scandal. Holder said he had “recused” himself last year from a federal More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
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MSNBC says seizing AP phone records ‘chilling’ and ‘sinister’ VIDEO

On Monday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” targeted the Obama administration over the IRS targeting of conservative groups: “tea party” or “patriot” groups. Host Joe Scarborough tackled yet another issue: The More...


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