Ever since Google issued its first transparency report in early 2010, EFF has called on other companies to follow suit and disclose statistics about the number of government requests for user data, whether the request they receive is an official demand (such as a warrant) or an unofficial request. After all, users make decisions every […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
It appears as though President Barack Obama has decided to delay the individual mandate for Obamacare enrollment by up to six weeks. But that’s a violation of the Affordable Care Act. As The Washington Times noted Wednesday, the President is the enforcer of the law that Congressional Democrats passed — not the editor.
On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously and without discussion to seize the property of a 103-year-old resident so that the city could “mitigate for the loss of short-term, on-street parking during construction along the downtown waterfront and replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.”
A large-scale Federal investigation that resulted in the arrest and sentencing of two men for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency may now be largely involved in the United States’ war on drugs.
White House spokesman Jay Carney saying Tuesday that the Federal government “would strongly disagree” with any claims that the government has acted inappropriately. Carney said that American actions follow all applicable law.
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Democratic Congressman Jared Polis is planning to request an individual exemption from Obamacare for affluent residents of the ski resort communities that comprise his legislative district in Colorado. Polis, who until recently has been a firm supporter of Obamacare, told Health Policy Solutions Wednesday that even wealthy families in cities like Keystone, Breckenridge and Aspen (although Aspen lies just […]
Over the past couple of weeks Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has been pumping out op-ed pieces for national newspapers in defense of the National Security Agency’s phone record collection program, arguing that the collection of millions of Americans’ communication data is not “surveillance” and “is necessary and must be preserved if we are to prevent […]
Three times recently, President Barack Obama has referred to the U.S. armed services as “my military.” He said it first in August, according to a transcript posted by the White House: “But as I’ve already said, I have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options.” In September, The Guardian […]