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Fact Check: The NSA and Sept. 11

In defending the NSA’s sweeping collection of Americans’ phone call records, Obama administration officials have repeatedly pointed out how it could have helped thwart the 9/11 attacks: If only the surveillance program had been in place before Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. authorities would have been able to identify one of the future hijackers who was living in San Diego.

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 READ MORE

Glenn Greenwald Suggests More Revelations Are Coming

On the heels of breaking the bombshell stories about the National Security Agency’s secret phone surveillance and data-mining programs, the Guardian columnist hinted on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that these reports were just the beginning.

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 READ MORE

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Millions of Verizon Phone Records Secretly Collected Daily (Video)

The National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of millions of American customers of Verizon via an order that requires the company to hand over the records on an “ongoing, daily basis,” Glenn Greenwald reports in The Guardian.

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 READ MORE

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Watergate Amnesia, the Nixonian Slur and Other Big Lies

Let’s state this very simply, so everybody will understand. The notion that Barack Obama is “Nixonian”—or that his administration’s recent troubles bear any resemblance to “Watergate”—is the biggest media lie since the phony “Whitewater scandal” crested during the Clinton presidency.

Posted on May 31, 2013 READ MORE

What the Benghazi Emails Reveal, Rove Blames Obama for Scandals, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest sign that Anthony Weiner will enter the New York City mayoral race and televangelist Pat Robertson’s dubious marital advice for women.

Posted on May 16, 2013 READ MORE

Obama Weighs In On IRS Scandal, Bachmann Pushes 9/11 Pray Day, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Justice Department is caught spying on The Associated Press and a new poll shows Sarah Palin’s U.S. Senate prospects.

Posted on May 13, 2013 READ MORE

Companies Will Track You Via Cellphone

Fresh off the controversy over companies selling your private phone records to third parties, UK companies will now track a user based on a cellphone signal. And a BBC reporter learns that it’s ridiculously easy to evade the companies’ abuse safeguards.

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 READ MORE

Blogger Obtains Gen. Wesley Clark’s Phone Records For $89.95

AMERICAblog’s John Aravosis says that his ability to do so is “outrageous.” | entry
CBS and NBC both chime in with reports on the issue.

Posted on Jan 12, 2006 READ MORE

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