May 14, 2013

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Do You Feel Safer Because Of The Homeland Security?

The DHS or Department of Homeland Security was put in place way back in the early 2000’s after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Since then we have spend hundreds of billions of dollars on defense and Homeland Security. The DHS has over 200,000 employees and that is just to keep us safer. Do you feel any […]

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July 18, 2013

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Congress Pushes Back

Some lawmakers are demanding more information about the National Security Agency’s data-mining programs.






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June 28, 2013

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The Criminal N.S.A.

The N.S.A.’s mass surveillance violates the Constitution and has never been authorized by Congress or the courts.






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June 11, 2013

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A Real Debate on Surveillance

Congress should hold hearings on the laws that made rampant domestic spying possible.






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June 9, 2013

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White House Plays Down Data Program

The Obama administration defended its collection of private Internet and telephone data, arguing that a secret program called Prism is simply an “internal government computer system.”






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June 9, 2013

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Lawmakers Urge Review of Domestic Spying, Patriot Act

Lawmakers called on Sunday for a review of the government’s monitoring of phone and Internet activities, and one Democrat urged a reopening of the Patriot Act, the post-September 11, 2001 law that gave intelligence agencies broader surveillance powers.






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June 9, 2013

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Feinstein ‘Open’ to Hearings on Surveillance Programs

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee and a defender of the phone and Internet surveillance programs that have come into public view in recent days, said she would consider holding hearings about them.






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June 8, 2013

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Administration Says Mining of Data Is Crucial to Fight Terror

The foiling of a 2009 plot to bomb the New York City subway seemed to be the kind of success President Obama was referring to when he defended “modest encroachments on privacy” to protect the country.






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