Why are the people who are tasked with defending our freedoms having theirs restricted?
Pummeled by continuing reports about their role in NSA surveillance programs, major Internet companies are intensifying their push to publish more information on government orders.
A dozen gun rights supporters plan to march in a western Arkansas city this weekend with their firearms on display to highlight a law that they argue allows the open carry of handguns, despite an attorney general's opinion saying otherwise.
Conservative rocker and Second Amendment advocate Ted Nugent tells Newsmax TV that he does not support so-called stop-and-frisk tactics by police, but that he believes New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and his 36,000 officers do not routinely step on the constitutional rights of minorities.
Despite the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that Texas was no longer required to get preclearance from the federal government before making any changes to its voting laws, the Obama administration is suing the state to stop its new voter identification laws.
(VIDEO) In a strongly worded opinion, the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court expressed consternation at what he saw as a pattern of misleading statements by the government and hinted that the NSA possibly violated a criminal law against spying on Americans.
The Obama administration on Wednesday declassified opinions from a secret court that oversees government surveillance showing the National Security Agency was broadly collecting domestic Internet communications of Americans and misrepresenting the scope of that effort to the court.
We know many things about habeas corpus. We know that it goes back to the Magna Carta and that the U.S. Constitution affirmed this bulwark of Anglo-American liberty. We know that habeas prohibits jailing people without cause, and that it remained healthy throughout U.S. history, except during wartime, until George W. Bush’s 2006 Military Commissions Act. And we also know that in 2008, the Supreme Court guaranteed basic due process rights for Guantánamo’s inmates.
Reuters revealed yet another apparent intrusion into Americans' privacy by the federal government, saying that the DEA has been receiving secret data collected by the NSA. The report indicated that the information is being used in criminal investigations by the DEA, which is later covering up where it got the crucial information.
Today, the president formally ordered the formation of this group, giving us a sense for just how independent the group would be. The announcement doesn’t inspire confidence that the president is interested in truly independent scrutiny of the nation’s surveillance programs.
Who is telling the truth: President Barack Obama or Edward Snowden? When the middle-aged Mr. Snowden (now 30 years old) fled to Hong Kong and then on to Russia, having disclosed to The Washington Post and Glenn Greenwald at The Guardian of London a reported treasure trove of top-secret documents about the National Security Agency surveillance and data-mining programs, a fierce national (and worldwide) debate ensued.
This morning McConnell Instagrammed this picure in response to reports that Jesse Benton, his campaign manager said: “Between you and me, I’m sort of holdin’ my nose for two years because what we’re doing here is going to be a big benefit to Rand in ’16, so that’s my long vision...” But it appears that this isn't the first time Mitch McConnell has been caught on camera holding his nose. It seems that he holds his nose every time he campaigns as a conservative.