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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Maxine Waters seemingly confirms Obama surveillance of Trump’s campaign, ‘has done everything it can possibly do’

During an interview on Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” California Rep. Maxine Waters stated her belief in the ties between President Trump’s campaign and the Russians, “there was a connection More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Glenn Beck: President Obama has hurt the press more than any president in a century

Radio talk show host Glenn Beck has been no friend of Donald Trump and now the conservative appears to be a louder and louder lone voice of truth in the media. Opening today’s show with an examination of Jay More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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‘Jason Bourne’ fizzles with a contrived formula and weak ending

Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne with director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy) with a new film, simply titled Jason Bourne. Perhaps the pair will now realize that capturing lighting More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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Justin Amash praises Rand Paul, endorses Ted Cruz

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) has consistently been in Sen. Rand Paul’s corner both in Congress and during the senator’s run for president. Now that Paul’s out of the running, Amash urges libertarian More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
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Marco Rubio attacks Ted Cruz, Rand Paul on surveillance with ISIS lobbyist remark

Critics are saying the Florida Senator Marco Rubio is sounding desperate with his latest jabs at fellow GOP candidates for president. This time he takes aim at fellow senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz over foreign More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
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Obama administration using NSA to monitor Netanyahu, Congress, doesn’t report communications

photo Donkeyhotey [email protected] The Wall Street Journal ran an article Tuesday titled “U.S. Spy Net on Israel Snares Congress,” detailing how the Obama administration’s National Security More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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Paul Ryan, Congress moves ahead with new ‘omnibus’ bill, cutting privacy protections

The late-night session of Congress culminated with House Speaker Paul Ryan announcing a new version of the “omnibus” federal government funding bill that includes a version of the Cybersecurity Information More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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Chris Christie: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul made America less safe with vote against NSA monitoring

photo/donkeyhotey Chris Christie took shots at his fellow GOP presidential candidates, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, and Democrats Tuesday morning, telling the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe that they had made America More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Details of US pressure on Norway to detain, deport Edward Snowden released

The US repeatedly asked Norway to detain and deport whistleblower Edward Snowden if he tried to enter the country in the aftermath of his leaks on mass US global surveillance, Norwegian media revealed citing formal More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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Congress congratulates itself for passing ‘less illegal’ NSA spying ‘reform’

The National Security Agency lost some of its authority to collect the phone records from millions of Americans as a new reform measure Congress passed on Tuesday. President Obama signed the bill into law on Tuesday More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 1st, 2015
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Jeb Bush on NSA monitoring Americans: no proof of civil liberty violations

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, says Congress should reauthorize the Patriot Act “as is” and that the Obama administration should pursue a tougher strategy against ISIS. Bush More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Rand Paul and Jeb Bush disagree on Patriot Act

Rand Paul may have angered Senate colleagues by seizing the floor for a 10-and-a-half-hour filibuster style speech on Wednesday as he forced attention to the fact that civil liberties remain at stake as Congress More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Senate Republicans, including NSA opponent Rand Paul, kill surveillance limiting bill

Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a measure to overhaul the NSA monitoring program, the collection of records and phone calls. Democrats and a few Republicans failed to rally enough support to reach 60 votes More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 4th, 2014
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Germany arrests US double agent tied to NSA monitoring and leaking information

German authorities have arrested a German man in the BND, the country’s intelligence agency on suspicions of leaking information and spying for the US. Reuters noted in their July 4 article that two lawmakers More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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NSA data center in Utah may be up and running

No expects a ribbon cutting ceremony or a parade across the sand in Utah, but conflicting reports from the NSA have led to a report by the Salt Lake Tribune that the Utah data center may already be up and running. photo 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 Monday, September 16th, 2013
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NSA monitoring VISA, SWIFT transactions for ‘Follow the money,’ FTM, branch and database ‘Tracfin’

The NSA has been widely monitoring international banking and credit card transactions, a new report says referencing Edward Snowden’s leak. The agency targeted Visa customers and global financial service SWIFT More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, August 19th, 2013
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Peter King attacks Rand Paul on NSA saying it’s a scandal when government uses information to ‘hurt people’

Republican Congressman Peter King slammed Republican Senator Rand Paul over his comments on the National Security Agency (NSA) Sunday morning, moments after Paul appeared on the network calling for an external investigation More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 29th, 2013
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Congress to hear testimony over NSA surveillance this week, Glenn Greenwald to testify via video from Rio

A bipartisan congressional group, led by Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson, will hear testimony from critics of the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices for the first time since the whistleblower More...


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