James Risen Says Obama Is ‘Greatest Enemy Of Press Freedom’ Of This Generation

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:13 am

James Risen of the New York Times has labeled President Barack Obama as the “greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation” for Obama’s repeated attacks on the First Amendment. Risen, currently fighting the Obama Administration in court over revealing a source, said that Obama wants to essentially destroy [...]

Wikileaks Model Vindicated By Obama Administration Attacks On Press

By: Monday July 29, 2013 9:45 am

The New York Times‘ Public Editor, Margaret Sullivan, wrote a piece published over the weekend on the unprecedented attacks on her Times colleague James Risen. In the article, Sullivan notes that the Obama Administration’s attempts to destroy national security reporting have largely worked. Sources have been terrorized by the U.S. government and are unwilling to [...]

Force Feeding At Gitmo Will ‘Synchronize’ With Ramadan

By: Wednesday July 10, 2013 5:53 am

When torturing someone try to respect their religious traditions, it’s the humane thing to do. The kidnapped men being held in Guantanamo Bay, who have yet to be charged with a crime, will continue to be force feed during Ramadan. But, and here’s the humane part, the force feeding will be synchronized with Ramadan fasting. [...]

NSA Swaps Information On You With Private Companies For More Information On You

By: Friday June 14, 2013 8:35 am

Freedom isn’t free. The National Security Agency along with the CIA, FBI and other intelligence agencies of the U.S. government has been swapping information with private companies. In exchange for private companies giving the intelligence agencies information on their users, the private companies receive access to classified intelligence. The Corporate State indeed. Thousands of technology, [...]

Bill To Open Up FISA Court Rulings Proposed

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:35 am

A new bill set to be introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley would bring some transparency to the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court. The bill would force the government to reveal how it interprets National Security laws. A bipartisan group of eight senators are introducing a bill Tuesday that would force the government to reveal [...]

Obama Administration Also Seized Phone Records Of Fox News

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 5:46 am

The Associated Press were not the only ones to have their phone records seized by the government as it was revealed Tuesday that Fox News had their phone records seized as part of the Obama Administration’s war on whistleblowers. After being labeled a “co-conspirator” Fox News reporter James Rosen was targeted for doing basic journalism. [...]

GOP Splits In Two Over Civil Liberties And Drones

By: Wednesday March 13, 2013 6:03 am

Only a few months after being defeated in the Presidential Election the Republican Party is having an identity crisis. The party has split in two over the issue of civil liberties and presidential power. The split came to a head when Senator Rand Paul filibustered CIA Director John Brennan’s nomination for 13 hours. In response [...]

FISA Amendments to Be Renewed By House Today

By: Wednesday September 12, 2012 1:39 pm

Today, the House will vote on the extension of the FISA Amendments Act, a bill that was well-known to most Americans, especially on the left, in 2008, but which has gotten little if any notice these days. The bill not only granted retroactive immunity to telecom companies that cooperated in the warrantless surveillance of US [...]

Local News Anchor Challenges, Calls Out President on Kill List

By: Thursday September 6, 2012 10:18 am

FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather There are 15,000 media personnel in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention. Some of that includes photographers, but any way you slice it, you have a substantial number of journalists. Not one of them has the fortitude to pull off what Ben Swann of Fox 19 Cincinnati did in an interview with [...]

Romney Attacks Obama for National Security Leaks

By: Tuesday July 24, 2012 8:55 am

At a speech today before the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will attack the President for intelligence leaks designed to bolster the Administration’s foreign policy record. But instead of focusing on the leaks that show a clear double standard, or the leaks actually being investigated by the Justice Department, Romney will [...]

Military-Industrial Complex Doles Out Threats on Trigger Cuts

By: Thursday June 14, 2012 12:14 pm

I noted this morning that some defense establishmentarians have reached the “bargaining stage” on the trigger cuts, trying to get out of the situation with minimal albeit tangible damage to the military budget. Not everyone is there yet. Witness Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey, today suggesting that trigger cuts will start [...]

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