Twice in the past four years, a top Justice Department lawyer warned the presiding judge of a secret surveillance court that information overheard in President Bush's eavesdropping program may have been improperly used to obtain wiretap warrants
In the same breath, the President openly acknowledged that he has ordered the government to spy on Americans, on American soil, without the warrants required by law. The President admitted that he has deprived Americans of one of their most basic fre
Some reports have identified executives at "major telecommunications companies" who chose to open their networks to the NSA. Because it may be illegal to divulge customer communications, though, not one has chosen to make its cooperation pu
What nobody talked about was spying programs like data mining browser and search engine usage, surveillance of peace and anti-war groups, data mining emails, using "total information awareness" type databases, data mining domestic phone cal
Representative Heather A. Wilson (R-NM), chairwoman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, said she had "serious concerns" about the surveillance program. By withholding information about its operatio
NSA surveillance may have inadvertently spied on the e-mails of Americans with no ties to terrorists, Attorney General Gonzales said. Adequate steps are taken to protect privacy but he is unable to describe such procedures because it is secret
A request by Mr. Gonzales produced the Justice Department memorandum of Aug. 1, 2002, which defined torture narrowly and said that Mr. Bush could circumvent domestic and international prohibitions against torture in the name of national security.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings on the power claimed by President Bush to conduct warrantless electronic surveillance. The Bush Administration has thrown a lot of spurious arguments up against the wall to see if anything will stic
[Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?] A Justice Department official suggested that in certain circumstances, the president might have the power to order the killing of terrorist suspects inside the United States.
Intelligence officers who eavesdropped on thousands of Americans in overseas calls under authority from President Bush have dismissed nearly all of them as potential suspects after hearing nothing pertinent to a terrorist threat
The Republican chairman of the Senate intelligence committee endorsed President Bush's domestic surveillance program and said the White House was right to inform only a handful of lawmakers about its existence.
"The president is acting within his authority; he was legitimate in what he did," Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said. "What he did was legal and reasonable and necessary." Members of the committee should not politicize a sensitive iss
Thousands of federal, state and local law enforcement officers have descended on Detroit to cast a security net over Super Bowl XL in one of the largest such efforts in U.S. history. Some Canadian border enforcement officers have been deputized
The 24th Expeditionary Unit will conduct urban warfare training during February and March to prepare for a possible deployment.
The NSA's secret domestic spying hasn't nabbed any Al Qaeda agents in the US, FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress. Mueller said his agents get "a number of leads," but Osama Bin Laden's henchmen weren't at the end of t
U.S. Marine Corps Reservists will hold routine exercises from 5 a.m. today until 3 a.m. Sunday at the Madison Building and Promenade Park in downtown Toledo. During the exercises, the Marines will wear green camouflage uniforms, operate military v
For the past week I've been tracking my girlfriend through her mobile phone. I can see exactly where she is, at any time of day or night, within 150 yards, as long as her phone is on. It has been very interesting to find out about her day. ...how
Compilation of Bush's video tapes interviews regarding domestic spying on American citizens.
"Under our new organization, you will have defense coordinating officers and their staffs located within the 10 (Federal Emergency Management Agency) regions," said Army Brig. Gen. Mark Graham, deputy commanding general of the 5th U.S. Army
“Contrary to popular belief, there is no absolute ban on [military] intelligence collecting U.S. person information,” an intelligence officer said. Agencies can “receive” domestic intelligence information, even though they cannot legally “collect” it
In the wake of new evidence revealing Pentagon surveillance of peace groups and protest activities, the ACLU filed multiple Freedom of Information Act requests seeking to uncover who is being spied on by the Pentagon and why.
The Bush administration is rebuffing requests from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for its classified legal opinions on President Bush's domestic spying program, setting up a confrontation in advance of a hearing scheduled for next week
I was 8 years old when President John Kennedy was shot in 1963. I'll be 62 when documents related to the assassination are released to the public, and 84 when the Warren Commission's investigative files into the tragedy are finally opened.
A class action lawsuit claims AT&T illegally cooperated with the NSA's secret eavesdropping program by opening its telecommunications facilities up to the NSA and continues to "to assist the government in its secret surveillance of millions
A Justice Department memo written in 2003 call into question the legal rationale the Bush administration has offered to justify electronic surveillance of Americans, was delivered to VP Dick Cheney and Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.
The National Security Agency is in the process of building a new warning hub and data warehouse in the Denver area, realigning much of its workforce from Ft. Meade, Maryland to Colorado.
Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) is also emblematic of an under-appreciated libertarian strand in his party. He and Larry Craig (R-ID) are the leaders of a quartet of GOP senators who are standing up to the White House over the Patriot Act, scheduled to expir
Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI) charged that Alberto Gonzales misled the Senate during his confirmation hearing when he dismissed the senator's question as a "hypothetical situation" about whether the president could authorize warrantless
A leaked letter from Mr Burnham indicates that the chips will use radio frequencies to allow "contactless" reading of the card by special scanners. Receivers could easily be boosted to receive signals from much further away.
FBI agents involved decided not to invoke their right to seize the material, in order to "be cooperative and not inconvenience the library," Marcinkiewicz said. She would not say on what information they had based their decision, citing the