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Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Backs Reforms To FISA Court, NSA Programs | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced new measures Friday to increase transparency and reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ami...

The Magician's Con: Renewing FISA and the NDAA Under Cover of the Fiscal Cliff Debates

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater.

Matt Sledge

Senate Votes Down Attempts To Reform Bush-Era Warrantless Wiretapping Program | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

The Senate rejected three attempts Thursday to add oversight and privacy safeguards to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) amendments tha...

A Brewing Battle Over Warrantless Wiretapping

Jameel Jaffer | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

The courts have a role to play in ensuring that government surveillance complies with the Constitution. We'll find out on Tuesday whether the Obama administration is finally willing to let the courts play that role.

Why We're Challenging the FAA

Larry Siems | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Siems

Programs that allow governments to spy on their own citizens are often directed against writers and intellectuals and pose a serious threat to the intellectual and creative freedoms of all citizens.

Spying Activists Re-Up Pressure on Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Though they Obama/FISA protest group now has one objective (urging Obama to change his vote), by increasing its membership, mission and ambition, it has the makings of a broader successful net movement.

Obama Silent as Democrats Give Bush More Spying Powers

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Democratic leaders in Congress are poised to grant new spying powers to President Bush and arrange retroactive amnesty for telecommunications companie...