FBI Wonders If FISA Court Leaked; Kids Ask Prez To Spy On FOX News; Dems At Sea On Surveillance Scandals; House Frets Over EMPs; Lil’ Hitler? Kim Jong Un Gifts Mein Kampf: Tuesday Morning News Roundup 6-18-2013


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.

  • Thirteen days after The Guardian published a top-secret court order from the top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court disclosing the National Security Agency’s collection of all phone records from Verizon’s business customers over a three-month period, the U.S. intelligence community has yet to determine how the warrant, one of the most highly classified documents inside the U.S. government, was leaked. Source: The Daily Beast…
  • Students at George Mason University (GMU) signed a petition early this month asking President Barack Obama to listen in on the “private conversations” of all FOX News employees and their families. Source: Campus Reform… 
  • Revelations about the Obama Administration’s expansive domestic surveillance programs have opened a chasm between Democratic elected officials and their progressive base — one that could be tricky for the party’s future Presidential hopefuls to bridge. Have Democratic voters become more accepting of surveillance tactics after blasting them during the Bush Administration? Source: POLITICO
  • Amid growing fears of a massive electromagnetic pulse hit from either a solar flare or a terrorist nuclear bomb, House Republicans will unveil a plan today to save the Nation’s electric grid from an attack that could mean lights out for 300 million Americans. One former Pentagon official cited a new Lloyd’s of London report that determined the area from Washington, D.C., to New York could be without electricity for up to two years in a major solar flare-up. Source: Washington Examiner…
  • Among Kim Jong Un’s gifts to some of North Korea’s high-ranking officials this year were copies of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, according to a trusted source who serves as a DPRK official in China. Source: New Focus International…

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