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Millions Of NSA Surveillance Records Are Safeguarded, For Now

AP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco stopped the destruction of millions of telephone records collected by the National Security Ag...

DOJ Wants To Keep Phone Records Longer

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is seeking to preserve the bulk collection of telephone records beyond five years because it's being sued a...

NSA Phone Metadata Collection Reauthorized

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Friday reauthorized the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program, the Director of National Int...

DOJ Official's Testy Exchange With Reporter

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

A Department of Justice official's testy email exchange with a USA Today reporter has received a lot of criticism after it was posted online on Thursd...

Justice Department Releasing Details On Secret Surveillance Court

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Obama administration is releasing hundreds of previously classified documents detailing activities of the country's long-secret s...

Some Secret Info Being Made Public

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is declassifying portions of some secret court orders concerning the government's authority to seize records...

NSA Surveillance Needs More than Window Dressing Reform

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

President Obama's performance Friday was even less persuasive than his pretense of holding Wall Street accountable for the crimes that led to the economic meltdown.

Friday Talking Points -- PBS, Citizen Koch, and Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Love him or hate him, call him "patriot" or "traitor" -- it is now absolutely impossible to argue that Edward Snowden's leaks weren't effective, meaningful, and will actually cause the federal government to have a national conversation with its citizens about what it feels it is legally able to do.

Yahoo Wins Court Fight In Data Collection Case

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 09.14.2013 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — Yahoo has won a court fight that could help the public learn more about the government's efforts to obtain data from Internet user...

Secret Court's Broad Interpretation Allowed Mass Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has broadened the definition of the word "relevant" to justify the National Security Agency's mass telepho...

Zach Carter

House Intelligence Committee's NSA Talking Points

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Huffington Post has obtained talking points instructing members of Congress on how to defend two controversial surveillance programs...

Matt Sledge

Court Shoots Down Obama Surveillance Secrecy Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- The secret court that reviews the government's foreign surveillance requests ruled on Wednesday that a 2011 opinion finding that th...

Luke Johnson

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Introduces Bill Rolling Back Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), joined by a group of Democrats and Republicans, introduced a bill Tuesday to require ...

What You Should Know About the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC)

Jennifer Hoelzer | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Hoelzer

Seriously, do you have any idea how frustrating it is to have your boss ask you to get reporters to write about something he can't tell you about? I did it for years and let's just say, it stretches you as a communicator.