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October 31, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

NSA Spying, Meet the USA FREEDOM Act



Surveillance Cameras The American people, most Members of Congress, and even the President have been kept in the dark far too long about National Security Agency (NSA) activities that threaten some of our fundamental rights and relationships. The USA FREEDOM Act has several re

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 15, 2013

By Andre Francisco

DOJ Whistleblower Calls Warrantless Wiretapping Unjustified



Thomas Tamm Recently, DOJ whistleblower Thomas Tamm talked to Montana Public Radio about the American surveillance state and how he became a whistleblower.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 1, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

The Wait Begins: Read Up on the Shutdown



Department of Labor Website Screenshot As you probably already know, Congress ignored the pleadings of the Project On Government Oversight along with almost everyone else in the U.S. and failed to meet yesterday’s midnight deadline to avoid the debilitating government shutdown.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 30, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Congress is Holding the Nation Hostage



Sorry We're Closed sign Congress needs to do its job and end the government shutdown showdown which threatens America's prosperity and security.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 29, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Senators Question DOJ on NSA Info Sharing



NSA In a letter last week, a group of Senate Democrats asked Attorney General Eric Holder to clarify how the National Security Agency (NSA) shares information with domestic law enforcement agencies while still protecting Americans’ constitutional rights.

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Topics: National Security

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