In light of revelations of the comfortable information-sharing relationship between the American communications and tech industry and Federal government spies, a collaborative effort involving a broad collection of political and tech organizations opposed to government spying has emerged.
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Of all the cases the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking into, there’s probably not a higher-profile one than that of the Internal Revenue Service and its discriminatory election-year targeting of conservative nonprofit groups. But when FBI Director Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, he seemed pretty uninformed about where the IRS […]
When President Barack Obama was in the midst of his first campaign for the Nation’s highest office, he made some appealing promises to advocates of drawing down the War on Drugs and lightening restrictions on medical marijuana in the United States. What a difference a few years can make. According to a new report produced […]
CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson, one of the only mainstream media reporters who has relentlessly pursued the Administration of President Barack Obama for the truth behind its handling of the Benghazi, Libya, embassy attack, was spied on via her own computer before and during the period when the scandal (which is still a scandal) was at its height. […]
Gallup has determined that American confidence in Congress is not only at the lowest level the polling agency has ever recorded, but is also at the lowest level for any institution on record for the confidence poll. American confidence in their elected representatives in Washington has been trending downwardly since 1976. But at just 10 […]
While a seemingly perpetual stream of bad news from Washington, D.C. may sometimes make it pretty difficult for Americans to feel patriotic, Flag Day is a good opportunity to remember why the ongoing ideological battles many people find themselves immersed in matter. By international standards — regardless of corruption, creeping oppression and the necessity of […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
If Edward Snowden had blown the whistle on unConstitutional spy orders from the Administration of George W. Bush, would Congressional response sound different?
Ever since Islamic groups cried out against the FBI’s semi-successful surveillance into terrorist plots that emanated from mosques, the agency has been forced to turn its attention elsewhere in the ongoing campaign to uncover domestic terrorism.