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Hey, Wisconsin student: Have you considered a job with the NSA?

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON — Are you looking for a fast-paced career in wire-tapping, records grabbing and just general creeping? Then look no further than the National Security Agency. The embattled NSA — and its once-secret now-widely publicized program of collecting telephone records of average Americans — is hiring. In fact, two veteran NSA workforce

HI First Amendment lawyer: ‘It is a terrible time to be a journalist’

BAD TIMING: “It is a terrible time to be a journalist,” First Amendment Attorney Jeff Portnoy told a crowd of several dozen Hawaii journalists Friday, during the Society of Professional Journalists awards dinner. By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org HONOLULU — Journalists should be worried, scared even. “It is a terrible time to be a journalist,” First

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Are Conservatives About To Do A Hypocritical Turn-About In Trust In Government?

The NSA domestic spying programs don’t violate the privacy of American citizens, says the Obama administration. And you know who agrees? Dick Cheney, the bête noire of the American left for more than a decade now. “What information [was collected]?” asked Cheney on Fox News Sunday. “And the answer is phone numbers and who contacted

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Some Things Are Scarier Than Terrorism

The news that the NSA is monitoring pretty much every phone call in America, and accessing our electronic communications as well, is scary stuff. There may be no more certain evidence of how disconcerting the American public is finding these revelations than the fact that George Orwell’s classic novel about a future, dystopian surveillance state

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NSA Whistleblower: I Could Have Read President Obama’s Emails

“The most confounding thing in writing about the NSA/PRISM/Snowden clusterfark is that, if you don’t work in national security, there’s no yardstick to measure which claims are plausible and which are insane,” writes Allah. “That in itself is a brutal indictment of the surveillance state, of course: The government’s powers are so vast and so

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NSA Whistleblower: We’re Just Seeing The Tip Of The Ice Berg

According to the NSA whistleblower, we haven’t seen anything yet when it comes to the US government spying on its own citizens. What’s more, Bush administration claims that only communications between Americans and suspected terrorists abroad were being targeted is looking to be pretty bogus: The National Security Agency’s collection of phone data from all

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Senator Lindsey Graham: Tsarnaev’s Status As Citizen Doesn’t Protect Him From The “Laws Of War”

Wow. From the Washington Free Beacon: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) continued to push for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be designated an enemy combatant Monday on “Fox and Friends,” saying a citizenship does not grant him “immunity from the law of war.” “I want to gather intelligence,” Graham said. “What does he know

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Still No Word From Heitkamp On Protecting America’s Nuclear Arsenal

Yesterday Senator John Hoeven sent out a press release detailing his efforts to oppose President Obama’s efforts to shrink the nation’s nuclear arsenal. This is important not just because the Minot Air Force Base here in North Dakota has, as one of its most important missions, the servicing of nuclear missiles in the state but

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Obama Wants To Downsize America’s Nuclear Arsenal, Where Is Heidi Heitkamp?

Downsizing, and even eliminating, America’s arsenal of nuclear weapons seems to be very much on the agenda for the Obama administration in the coming term. In fact, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel co-authored a report called Global Zero which called for the elimination of all ICBM’s. Including those maintained by the

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Obama Administration: Drone Strikes On US Citizens Are “Legal, Ethical And Wise”

A leaked Department of Justice “white paper” makes the case for the legal killing of US citizens abroad who the government defines as imminent threats to national security, and it states that actual evidence or intelligence showing that the target is actually involved in a plot or a plan to attack the US isn’t necessary.

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