Forget the White House’s doomsday talk about American intelligence going blind. Thanks to backdoor provisions and alternate collection schemes, U.S. spies will keep on snooping.
The most controversial elements of the spying bill may never be coming back
The war on drugs has established a nagging presence in the everyday lives of Americans.
Groups ask Congress to review DEA use of NSA and CIA programs to spy on Americans
Under a secretive DEA program called the Hemisphere Project, the agency has access to records of every phone call transmitted via AT&T’s infrastructure dating back to 1987.
A group of Democratic senators and congressmen want Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions about a Reuters report earlier this month revealing that the National Security Agency (NSA) supplied the DEA with intelligence information aimed not at fighting foreign terrorism, but at making drug cases in the US.
CANNABIS CULTURE - The US government claims it's using secret NSA information to fight terrorism – but it's also going after medical marijuana activists.
Legal experts troubled by revelations of law enforcement using NSA surveillance data to initiate criminal investigations in a technique known as "parallel construction."
As Americans obsess over NSA spying, abuse by the IRS, and other assaults on our freedom, I can't get my mind off the thousand other ways politicians abuse us.
“We don’t know what they’re doing with the money, where the money goes, whose bank account it ends up in,” he said of foreign drug traffickers who operate on public land.