Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who published the initial reports on the National Security Agency’s spy tactics, was accused by a top lawmaker on Tuesday of personally profiting from selling the information provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. “For personal gain, he’s now selling his access to information, that’s how they’re terming it…. A thief selling stolen material […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
What would you do if someone asked you to sign a petition calling for the imprisonment and execution of all American gun owners? For some California college students the answer is a simple, “No problem.”
Since Mitt Romney’s defeat in the 2012 Presidential election, there has been a great deal of chatter among America’s conservative pundits about a battle for the soul of the Republican Party. The GOP establishment’s actions in recent weeks confirm that there is a fight on for the future of the Party; and the leadership’s primary objective is to obliterate the Tea Party.
An interesting trend may be emerging among Senate Democrats in the twilight period between President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the perilous midterm campaign season: some of them – even Obama’s staunchest supporters – may be ready to signal to the President (and to voters) that he’d better keep his hands off their Constitutional powers.
A full 62 percent of Republicans are against the immigration reform plan being hatched by the Congressional GOP, further blurring the focus of just how far a bill will advance ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.
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President Obama is cementing his legacy, in part, by infamously declining to enforce portions of the law while doubling down on other portions he’s passionate about. The best-reported example is, of course, his à-la-carte menu-picking of Obamacare’s many timed mandates, but there are others. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sat down with Reason TV last week […]
This article, written by EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn, was originally published by the organization on Feb. 1. Editor’s Note: Many of Personal Liberty’s readers likely disagree with the late Pete Seeger’s political positions. But as Americans are increasingly confronted with government intrusions on privacy, Seeger’s reaction to government prying in his personal life is […]
Appearing last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that he could not say the threat from al-Qaida is any less today than it was ten years ago. It was a shocking admission. Does he mean that the trillions of dollars spent fighting the war on terrorism have resulted […]