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Answering His First Question, Tony Snow Misleads Press

Amazing. (Or maybe not.) The new White House press secretary (a former Fox News host) kicked off his tenure with a misleading statement about Bush and the NSA program.

Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


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Feds Tracking ABC News Phone Calls in Leak Hunt

A “senior law enforcement official” has told ABC News that the government, in trying to root out confidential sources, is tracking the phone numbers the news organization calls.
Maybe we should just start calling him George “Big Brother” Bush.
Update: An official acknowledges its “backtracking” of journalists’ phone records.

Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


The Gravest Assault on Privacy in U.S. History

Late coming to the story about the NSA’s massive telephone record collection program? The Washington Post does a 360-degree report.

  • Neither Bush nor his aides denied any facts in the original USA Today story.
  • Senate Intel Chair Pat Roberts wants to shoot the messenger (USA Today).
  • Bush’s pick for CIA chief, Gen. Michael Hayden, oversaw this program at the NSA, a fact that guarantees fireworks at his confirmation hearing.
  • Check out the original story.
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    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Poll: Most Want Court OK For Gov’t Wiretaps

    Fifty-six percent says government should get warrants to eavesdrop on U.S.-international calls | more

    Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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