Newly released emails from the Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division office in Cincinnati show that, from the beginning, Lois Lerner was setting the office up as a “rogue” fall guy for the Tea Party discrimination scandal.
According to 1,000 pages of heavily redacted classified files recently released by the Administration of Barack Obama, the National Security Agency almost always collected data not authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
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This post, written by EFF legal fellow Andrew Crocker, originally appeared on the foundation’s website on Nov. 19. EFF’s case challenging the government’s mass telephone records collection program, First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles v. NSA, has received some new firepower in the form of five amicus briefs, including one from U.S. senators charged with […]
Speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s 2013 CEO Council, President Barack Obama said that “rhetoric” and political “tactics” are to blame for the Federal government’s gridlock. The President also assured the gathering of business leaders that, contrary to popular belief, he is not a socialist. “We know what the challenges are, we know what the […]
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said in a recent interview that Americans would likely prefer “Someone like myself” as President in the 2016 election. Appearing on Special Report with Bret Baier, Paul said that, despite being a member of Congress since the 2010 midterm elections, he is enough of a Washington “outsider” to win the hearts […]
A security expert testifying before a House Science, Space, and Technology committee hearing on security concerns surrounding the Obamacare website said that the President’s online insurance exchange is not only full of security risks, but that it has also likely already been compromised by hackers. “Hackers are definitely after it,” said David Kennedy, CEO of […]
Philadelphia is testing a new method to get motorists to notice a posted 35 mph speed limit on a local street, with an eye to expanding the pilot project if city leaders like the results. The city has spent $11,050 to embed speed sensors in the roadway on a stretch of Kelly Drive that trigger […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
A recent investigation has revealed that the Pentagon has failed to account for $8.5 trillion dollars of taxpayer money Congress has allocated toward the U.S. Department of Defense since 1996. Reportedly, the Pentagon has routinely failed to supply a clear monthly account of the money spent for Defense Finance and Accounting Services.