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Sen. Rand Paul on Obama’s NSA Speech: ‘A for Effort … C for Content’

Jan 17, 2014
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul sharply criticized President Obama's speech on the future of bulk surveillance, saying: "The NSA cannot oversee themselves. … Really, [Obama's] not gonna fundamentally change any of this." "The NSA cannot oversee themselves," Sen. Rand Paul said of President Obama's NSA speech on Friday. "Really, [Obama's] not gonna fundamentally change any of this."

We Know the NSA Spies on Us — but on Whom Specifically? And Why?

Dec 29, 2013
Author Seth Rosenfeld, whose book "Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power" explored the federal government's domestic spying programs of a generation ago, calls for a new incarnation of the Church Committee to mine the extent of present-day domestic spying. But can this Congress focus on truth ahead of political spin and gamesmanship?