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Prophetic Poem - July 4th Freedom Lost
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: July 4, prophetic poem, freedom lost, security, Patriot Act )

- 2204 days ago -
Fear convinces even the most brilliant of men To trade their freedom to feel secure again As long as their leaders use an appropriate acronym*.
Obama War Powers Under 2001 Law 'Astoundingly Disturbing,' Senators Say
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war powers, military, obama, government, security, politics, abuse, congress )

- 2251 days ago -
The war authorization that Congress passed after 9/11 will be needed for at least 10 to 20 more years, and can be used to put the United States military on the ground anywhere, from Syria to the Congo to Boston, military officials argued Thursday.
Charges Dropped Against Miss. Man in Ricin Case as FBI Searches Second Home
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fbi RICIN CASE, ricin case, usa, corruption, security, national securityobama, government )

- 2275 days ago -
Authorities dropped charges Tuesday against the man they had accused of sending ricin-laced letters to the White House, a U.S. senator and a county judge as the FBI appeared to turn its attention toward his longtime antagonist in a small-town Mississippi
CIA Rushed to Save Diplomats as Libya Attack Was Underway
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bengazi, americans, terrorism, politics, CIA, security )

- 2447 days ago -
The CIA rushed security operatives to an American diplomatic compound in Libya within 25 minutes after it had come under attack and played a more central role in the effort to fend off a night-long siege than has been publicly acknowledged, U.S.
Ryan and the GOP Revictimizing Native Women for Political Purposes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa )

- 2512 days ago -
Republicans in the U.S. House, including Todd Akin and Paul Ryan, are blocking the expanded authority that tribal police need to deal with violent non-Indian offenders of Native American women on Indian land.
The US Government Can Track Your Location at Any Time Without a Warrant
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: rights to privacy, personal privacy, police, security, law, courts, freedoms, government, ethics, usa, politics )

- 2525 days ago -
Is law enforcement tracking your cell phone's GPS more like intercepting a phone call or tailing someone on the street? A federal court decision says it's more like following you...
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CISPA, security, national security, personal freedoms, privacy, congress, government, ethics, media, news, politics, obama, usa, americans, freedoms, constitution )

- 2597 days ago -
CISPA gives the government, including military spy agencies like the National Security Agency (NSA), virtually unlimited powers to capture our personal information -- medical records, private emails, financial information -- all without a warrant or proper
4 Things to Know About CISPA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CISPA, security, national security, personal freedoms, privacy, congress, government, ethics, media, news, politics, obama, usa, americans, freedoms, constitution )

- 2636 days ago -
CISPA, aims to make it easier for government agencies and private industry to share information about cyber threats. But all that information-sharing worries privacy advocates and civil libertarians, who say the bill lacks safeguards against abuse.
House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Veto Threat Over Privacy Protections
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CISPA, security, national security, personal freedoms, privacy, congress, government, ethics, media, news, politics, obama, usa, americans, freedoms, constitution )

- 2636 days ago -
The cybersecurity bill seeks to protect the nation from cyberattack, but concerns over how personal information is shared with the government and corporations has sparked opposition and a veto threat from the Obama administration.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Allow the U.S. Government to Criminalize Peaceful Protesting
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, ethics, Civil liberties, civil liberties, security, government, freedoms, usa, dishonesty, congress, obama, news )

- 2646 days ago -
A bill passed in the House of Representatives and the Senate will effectively criminalize peaceful protest unless counter-measures are taken. The "Trespass Bill" (H.R 347 and S. 1794) makes peaceful protest a federal crime in the United States, with punis
Exposed: Massive New Spy Center Built to Track Your Emails and Phone Calls
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, terrorism, usa, technology, security, electronic prying, spy center, americans, dishonesty, news )

- 2672 days ago -
An investigative reporter reveals that the NSA has established listening posts throughout the nation to collect and sift through billions of email messages and phone calls.
Bill Prohibiting Indefinite Detention in US Proposed By Two Lawmakers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: terrorism, security, unlimited detention, rights, politics, government, ethics, congress, usa, terrorism, media, news )

- 2685 days ago -
Rep. Adam Smith of Washington and Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, both Democrats, say the bill would ensure due process rights under the Constitution.
Top Pentagon Official Apologizes at Virginia Mosque
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, ethics, apologies, propaganda, book burning, Koran, security, defence )

- 2697 days ago -
A senior Pentagon official apologized Friday to Washington-area Muslims for the burning of Qurans at a military base in Afghanistan. Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs, said the military is investi
LUNATIC FRINGE: Georgia Men Arrested in Terror Plot
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, news, government, lunatic fringe, national security, conspiracy, security, military, usa )

- 2813 days ago -
Four Georgia men who were part of a fringe militia group were arrested on Tuesday in what the Justice Department described as a plot to use guns, bombs and the toxin ricin to kill federal and state officials and spread terror.
GAO Says US-Canada Border Mostly Insecure
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: security, border issues, usa, obama, politics, government, democrats )

- 3086 days ago -
The Obama administration has failed to adequately reinforce almost all of the US border with Canada to ensure against smuggling of weapons, drugs, illegal immigrants, and currency, a congressional report said

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