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Associated Press

The Justice Department and defense lawyers asked a federal judge Friday to delay the March sentencing of lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a Florida fraud case to allow him more time to cooperate in a broader government corruption investigation.

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Associated Press

The Justice Department strongly discouraged the Senate Judiciary Committee from calling former Attorney General John Ashcroft and his deputy to testify about the NSA's domestic spying, invoking executive priviledge.

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Associated Press

The Senate pushed the Patriot Act a step closer to renewal, overwhelmingly rejecting an effort to block it. "We still have not addressed some of the most significant problems with the Patriot Act," Feingold said. At the White House, spokesm

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San Francisco Chronicle

Senior members of the Democratic party, including Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Richard Durbin and Dianne Feinstein, have said they will vote for the new deal. Sen. Russell Feingold launched another lonely filibuster against the Patriot Act, but spon

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Stop Animal ID.org

The USDA plans to make every owner of even one horse, cow, pig, goat, sheep, chicken, or pigeon register in a government database and subject their property and animals to constant federal and state government surveillance, and the animal owner will

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Washington Post

The National Counterterrorism Center maintains a central repository of 325,000 names of international terrorism suspects or people who allegedly aid them, a number that has more than quadrupled since the fall of 2003, according to counterterrorism of

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Washington Post

Congress appeared ready to launch an investigation into the Bush administration's warrantless domestic surveillance program last week, but an all-out White House lobbying campaign has dramatically slowed the effort and may kill it, key Republican

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The Independent

Chief police officers kept a controversial shoot-to-kill policy against suicide bombers secret from the public because they feared it would be "watered down". Barbara Wilding, one of the architects of the strategy known as Operation Kratos,

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Raw Story

I am gravely disappointed in this so-called deal. The White House agreed to only a few minor changes to the Patriot Act conference report that could not get through the Senate back in December. These changes do not address the major problems with the

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By Carol D. Leonnig - Washington Post Staff Writer

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

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The Cleveland Free Times

School principal Margaret Seibel says this year’s trip for Taft kindergarteners had to be canceled due to homeland security concerns. Access to the NASA Visitor Center is restricted to US citizens. All others might be terrorists. No tourists fro

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Declan McCullagh and Anne Broache - CNET News

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

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Raw Story

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

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Booman Tribune

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

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