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December 13, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

'Deep State' Delves Into Shadowy World of Government Secrecy



David Brown David Brown's new book, Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry, which he co-authors with Atlantic contributing editor Marc Ambinder, reveals previously unknown government secrets and analyzes how preventing leaks became an all-out war.

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Topics: National Security

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 3, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Secret Hearing on Domestic Spying Postponed



No Public Access Sign The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence postpones hearing on surveillance law reforms.

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Topics: Open Government

October 1, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Make a Difference: Open Doors on Intelligence Reform



National Security Agency Building The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is changing the laws on surveillance—but we don't know how. The text of the proposed legislation and the Committee meeting being held to discuss it are both closed to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

September 4, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Congress Must Have All Facts -- Including Any the Administration Would Rather Squelch



National Security As members of the Obama Administration and Congress debate perhaps the gravest responsibility our Constitution entrusts to them – the vote whether or not to go to war – there is both a legal and moral imperative that their decision be based on the most acc

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Topics: National Security, Whistleblower Protections

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