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Police State

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Orange County Register

The ACLU claims the memo "has nothing to do with national defense" and would only be mildly embarrassing if it were made public. But the government has used a grand jury subpoena to make the ACLU turn over "any and all copies" of

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Reuters

The Treasury Department needs to improve coordination within its agencies to better monitor money laundering. A Senate panel's concern that the government is not working well enough together to administer the Bank Secrecy Act,

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InforWars.com

Gingrich said the threat of biological or nuclear attack requires America to consider curbs to speech to fight terrorists, if it is to protect the society that makes the First Amendment possible.

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flyertalk.com/forum

I was departing a small commuter airport in Southern California last week and I found myself in jail! Here's the story with the facts, and without any "emotional hype."

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USA Today

The Arab Muslims who came here 8 decades ago to work on Henry Ford's new assembly line believed their American future was limitless. But after 5 years on the home front in America's war on terrorism, many of their descendants are hunkering do

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papersplease.org

The “Automated Targeting System”, which DHS Chertoff has described as “righteous”, has been operating illegally for several years, despite a specific ban by Congress on any and all risk assessment scoring on US citizens. The time to speak out against

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by Ivan Eland (Independent Inst.)

Santa Claus is not the only one who is checking to see whether you've been naughty or nice. For the last 4 years, the US government has been snooping by computer into people's travel records and assigning them a risk score for being terroris

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by Jim Harper (Cato)

Terrorist acts and their precursors are too rare in our society for there to be patterns to find. There simply is no nugget of information to mine. Any algorithm used to turn up supposedly suspicious behavior or suspicious people will yield so many f

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by Kevin Van Horn (Strike-the-Root)

By January 1, 2025, every American who is determined to live free shall do so. Those who are content with their chains are welcome to keep them, but we who must be free will have our own centerless legal system and free institutions that are not subj

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Wired News

A newly revealed system that assigns terrorism scores to Americans traveling into or out of the country is not merely invasive, privacy advocates charge, it's an illegal violation of limits Congress has placed on the Department of Homeland Securi

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By DAVID N. GOODMAN - AP

The Bush administration asked a federal appeals court Monday to toss out a lawsuit challenging a warrantless surveillance program, saying the government can't defend itself without revealing national secrets.

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AP

Senators frustrated by scant details on the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program rapped FBI Director Robert Mueller for refusing to show how it has curbed terrorist activity in the United States.

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Congressional Quarterly

In anti-terrorism legislation Congress approved. Language adds “natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident” to the list of conditions permitting the President to take over local authority.

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The Identity Project

Homeland Security has ordered that all travelers between the USA, Canada, Mexico, or other countries in the Western Hemisphere, where passports weren’t previously required, will have to present valid passports to enter or leave the USA by air or sea,

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Smirking Chip(Sibel Edmonds)

It used to be the three branches - congress, the executive, and the courts - that we considered the make-up of our nation's federal government. And some would point to the press as a possible fourth branch, due to the virture of its influence in

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LA Times

U.S. travelers flying back from neighboring countries will soon need the document. U.S. citizens traveling by air from Canada, Mexico and most Caribbean islands must present passports to reenter the country starting Jan. 23, the government sai

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