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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 Butter Bracco On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Chris Christie attacks Rand Paul on NSA, says Edward Snowden is a ‘criminal’

New Jersey Governor and likely 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Chris Christie took aim at Republican Senators over the National Security Agency’s data collection program, the Patriot Act and Edward Snowden. Christie 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 Butter Bracco On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Massachusetts court: NSA metadata collection not legal through Patriot Act

photo Donkeyhotey [email protected] The Patriot Act does not approve and authorize the collection of metadata by the government, according a court ruling in the Northeast. Massachusett’s Second Circuit More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 17th, 2015
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Doug Hughes’ gyrocopter ‘protest’ stunt raises more questions about security

Doug Hughes, a 61-year-old mailman from Ruskin, Fla. told his friends he was to fly a gyrocopter through protected airspace and put it down on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, then try to deliver 535 letters of protest More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Transcript: Rand Paul announces 2016 Presidential run speech

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul launched his presidential campaign in Louisville Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Here is a transcript of his speech (via Time) “I have a message, a message that is loud and clear and does not More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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NSA hacked SIM card maker to steal key codes to track cell phone users, data

Top secret documents previously provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have revealed that the US and Britain broke into the network of the world’s largest SIM card maker to compromise global communications. According More...

By Guest Author On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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5 Big Cover-ups of the Last 5 Years

Some years, it feels like the media and the government are colluding against the people they serve. Despite claims of free press and public office transparency, the most powerful engines of news in the United States More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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FreedomWorks highlights John Boehner’s bad votes: Obamacare, IRS, debt

The battle over the House heats up as Congress swears in new members and nothing is getting to the headlines like the movement to remove John Boehner. FreedomWorks lists the “worst” of the Boehner votes: photo 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 Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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Jesse Ventura talks midterm elections, politics, immigration, racism against ‘brown skins’

Jesse Ventura is still a high energy and controversial voice and the former Governor spoke with Dispatch Radio about the big topics in the headlines and his Ora.Tv show “Off The Grid.” From immigration 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 Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, November 14th, 2014
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ACLU Report: California police spent over $45 million on ‘surveillance’ equipment without oversight

The ACLU is raising new questions as they assert that police departments across California spent more than $45 million on surveillance equipment over the course of a decade with little to no legislative or public More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Oliver Stone to direct Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Edward Snowden film

The Edward Snowden whistleblower case may be the biggest story of the last ten years and director Oliver Stone is quick to capitalize on the news. Deadline reports on Stone’s project and his casting Joseph More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Wikileaks’ Julian Assange compares Google to NSA, ‘collecting, storing and selling’ info

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange compared Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Yahoo tried to protect ‘your information,’ Feds threatened $250K daily fine

The US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it refused to hand over user data to the National Security Agency, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday. In a blogpost, the company said More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Brits forced Guardian to destroy Snowden docs, White House

The White House was given a heads up that UK authorities were to force The Guardian newspaper to destroy hard drives containing top secret NSA documents says new July 11 reports. More details emerge surrounding More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Senate Intelligence Committee, CIA free from criminal investigation as DOJ ends ‘scandal’

The Department of Justice has officially ended its criminal probe into both the Senate Intelligence Committee staffers who reportedly stole classified documents from a secure location and the CIA who monitored those More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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How is your member of Congress doing on NSA reform? Check StandAgainstSpying.org

A coalition of 22 organizations from across the political spectrum today launched StandAgainstSpying.org, an interactive website that grades members of Congress on what they have done, or often not done, to rein More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Edward Snowden and the NSA one year later

It’s important to reflect on the year that NSA monitoring of all Americans became public. Business Insider detailed a list of the facts we’ve learned from Edward Snowden and the subsequent leaked documents More...


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