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The "Age of Surveillance", Privacy, Journalism and Lost Freedom

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 06.06.2013 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

During the 2008 and 2012 presidential debates, I do not recall Barack Obama pledging to spy on our telephones and snoop on our journalists. If he had, he would not have been elected and reelected.

Rand Paul: 'I Wanted To Like' Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of leading his administration down a road of secrecy and "corruption," while still at...

Worse Than Watergate!

Daryl Rowland | Posted 07.29.2013 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

Since the fall of the Nixon Administration, Republicans have attacked Democratic administrations by appending "gate" to the first two-syllable word they can find.

Once the Obama Narrative Implodes, Reality Breaks Through

Bill Frezza | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

That it has taken a trifecta of scandals to awaken the minions of the press to their duty speaks volumes on how successfully prevailing narratives define what the public accepts as truth.

Aaron Sankin

California Takes Big Step For First Amendment | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.26.2013 | San Francisco

In the wake of revelations that the Department of Justice secretly obtained two months of phone records from the Associated Press as part of a leak in...

The Siren Song of Unreason

David Beem | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
David Beem

The fact that Republicans supported their corrupt president doesn't make the accusations against the Obama Administration baseless, but it should be enough to give Republican voters pause as we go forward.

Shocking New Details About DOJ Spying On Fox News

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Media

The Justice Department obtained the phone records for at least five different numbers used by Fox News as part of a leak investigation, the New Yorker...

White House Reporters Speak Out About DOJ Investigations

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Media

The White House Correspondents' Association said on Tuesday that it was standing "in strong solidarity" with the journalists who have been targeted by...

Committee To Protect Journalists Condemns Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Media

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the Obama administration's media investigations on two fronts on Tuesday. The CPJ board sent a lette...

Most American's Don't Approve Of DOJ's AP Investigation

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Media

The Justice Department's secret investigation of the Associated Press horrified the journalism world and received intensive news coverage. Yet, accord...

Time for Tough Love

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

I never contemplated or considered the possibility that the Department of Justice under President Obama would initiate an action that would blatantly violate and desecrate the principles enshrined in the First Amendment.

How Obama Administration Monitored Fox News Reporter

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

A new article about how the Obama administration tracked the movements and correspondence of a Fox News reporter led to a fresh round of condemnation ...

Zach Carter

McConnell Defends White House On AP Scandal | Zach Carter | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday appeared to defend the Obama administration's controversial leak investigation ...

Matt Sledge

Has Obama Ever Praised A Whistleblower? | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- In more than four years of office, President Barack Obama has frequently praised the idea of whistleblowing. He even signed the Whistleblo...

Why The Underwear-Bomber Leak Infuriated The Obama Administration

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2013 | Media

(Jack Shafer is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.) By Jack Shafer May 17 (Reuters) - Journalists gasp a...

Jay Carney: 'It Has Been A Good Week'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Media

White House spokesman Jay Carney insisted on Friday that, despite all appearances, he's had fun these past few days. "For me personally, it has bee...

10 Examples of Bush and the Republicans Using Government Power to Target Critics

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The congressional Republicans are outraged by the IRS story, but they haven't been able to scramble to the floor of the House quickly enough to target left-leaning groups.

Obama Addresses AP Scandal During Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Thursday a "balance" should be struck between national security interests and freedom of the press, in respo...

Obama Going Bulworth?

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

The New York Times reported that President Barack Obama has spoken privately of "going Bulworth," a reference to the 1998 Warren Beatty movie about a ...

Joe Klein: 'Benghazi Is A Scam, Not A Scandal'

TIME | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Benghazi is a scam, not a scandal. It began as a political ploy during the 2012 presidential campaign....

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Confirms Who Authorized AP Subpoenas | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed Wednesday that Deputy Attorney General James Cole, a longtime friend of Holder's and the number two official at...

Jon Mocks Obama Over Latest Scandals

Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy

How is it that President Obama seems to find out about the scandals plaguing his administration at the same time as the rest of us? Doesn't he have pe...

WATCH: Journalist Calls DOJ Probe Retaliation For AP's Investigative Reporting

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.14.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The national political press has grown increasingly frustrated with the tight-lipped Obama administration. Now faced with news that the Department of ...