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National Applications Office Focus of Spy Battle

Representative Harman is a particularly interesting person to sponsor legislation against warrantless satellite spying, given that she has herself been the target of, and yet a defender of, warrantless surveillance by the Executive’s intelligence agencies.

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McCain Caught in Telecom Corruption Scandal

John McCain just happens to be the senior Republican, and former chair, of the Senate Commerce Committee, which just so happens to have jurisdiction over the FCC, the federal government body that regulates the business of corporations like Verizon and AT&T. So guess which companies just so hustled to provide Cindy McCain with mobile cell phone towers that are supposed to be used to help relief in hurricanes and other disaster situations?

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And Yet I Am Strangely Not Dead

The Protect America Act that suspended our Bill of Rights expired four months ago. No nuclear detonations in Milwaukee. No anthrax attacks in Portland. No sarin gas deployed by pilotless drones flying above Shea Stadium. No squadrons of flying monkeys headed toward Knockemstiff.

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House Democrats Signal Capitulation On Government Spying

Silvestre Reyes has said that he is now willing even to grant retroactive immunity to telecommunications corporations for their illegal spying against their own customersAmerica, do you have no memory? Do you not remember the attempt to establish Total Information Awareness? Can you not recognize its profile now in the Protect America Act and FISA Amendments Act?

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?