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The truth will set you free: Members of Congress admit they didn’t read NDAA bill

Most people remember this chilling quite from former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi when she said about Obamacare, "We must first vote on the bill before we can find out what is in it."  Unfortunately for Americans now, at a time when militarized police are being scrutinized for brutal and aggressive acts against blacks and other citizens, a new interview with some members of the House of Representatives ...

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FBI now seeking DOJ approval to be able to to hack computers here and around the world

It is bad enough when the NSA has decided unlawfully to collect, monitor, and store any and all communications on both Americans and foreign entities alike.  Now the FBI wants to get into the game by seeking court approval through the Justice Department to be allowed to hack into any computer at any time, both here and abroad. The Justice Department is looking to remove restrictions on the FBI's ability to ...

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Anti-NDAA Organization To Inform Sheriffs On Dangers Of Indefinite Detention

One of the nation's biggest anti-NDAA voices is hoping to inform sheriffs and other law enforcement officials of the dangers of indefinite detention this May 31. People Against The NDAA (PANDA) was formed shortly after President Obama's December 2011 signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 , which contains provisions allowing for the indefinite military detention of American c ...

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Congress Drops Warrant Requirement To Watch Email

The federal government will continue to access Americans’ emails without a warrant, after the U.S. Senate dropped a key amendment to legislation now headed to the White House for approval. 
 Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amendment attached to the Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act (which deals with publishing users’ Netflix information on Facebook pages) that would have req ...

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Senate Approves Indefinite Military Detention of U.S. Citizens in U.S.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was used two years ago to allow the government to indefinitely detain anyone, including U.S. citizens, has been approved again by the U.S. Senate. This time, however, lawmakers had the chance to add protections for Americans accused of terrorist ties, and decided against it. 
 A group of Democrats and Republicans pushed for an amendment to the NDAA that w ...

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House Passes NDAA 2013 with Indefinite Detention Intact

Yesterday, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act which funds the Pentagon and military operations for 2013 to the tune of $633 billion. The vote was 315-107, but the final draft must still be approved by the Senate. 
 The Senate version included an amendment that was supposed to protect Americans against indefinite military detention. That amendment was reportedly scrubbed from the final H ...

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Congress Drops Protection For Citizen From NDAA Detention

Congress stripped a provision Tuesday from a defense bill that aimed to shield Americans from the possibility of being imprisoned indefinitely without trial by the military. The provision was replaced with a passage that appears to give citizens little protection from indefinite detention. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 was added by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), but ther ...

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Anti-NDAA Bill Introduced in Nevada

The Bill, sponsored by Nevada State Senator Don Gustavson, will be part of the 2013 Nevada State Legislative session which begins in February. Passage of the Nevada Liberty Preservation Act will demonstrate the Legislature’s commitment to Constitutional Law and Individual Liberty by restoring the right to due process to all persons in Nevada. The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act was overwhelmingly pa ...

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People Against the NDAA, Tenth Amendment Center, Break Ground in Michigan

  The dedicated efforts of People Against the NDAA (PANDA), the Tenth Amendment Center, and thousands of volunteers paid off in the Michigan Legislature on Friday. Senator Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) - the Senate Majority Leader - told PANDA's Michigan team that the 2013 version of Rep. Tom McMillins' HB 5768 (non-compliance with the indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA) will be scheduled ...

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Harsh CIA Interrogation Methods Ineffective

  A US Senate committee has approved a long-awaited voluminous report that concludes harsh interrogation techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) failed to obtain major intelligence achievements, officials say. The 6,000-page report on CIA's severe interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, was approved by the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday after a closed-door vote, T ...

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US Unprecedented Surveillance On Innocent Citizens

  A recent review of a relatively unknown program run by the National Counterterrorism Center shows innocent people can be investigated and their data can be kept for years.   Through Freedom of Information Act requests and interviews with officials at numerous agencies, The Wall Street Journal has reconstructed the clash over the counterterrorism program within the administration of President Bar ...

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Obama OK’s Spying On Every Single US Citizen

  The Obama administration overruled recommendations from within the US Department of Homeland Security and implemented new guidelines earlier this year that allow the government to gather and analyze intelligence on every single US citizen. Since the spring, a little-know intelligence agency outside of Washington, DC has been able to circumvent the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution and conduct d ...

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