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Cut Off the NSA's Juice

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The NSA depends on huge computers that guzzle electricity in the service of the surveillance state. For the NSA's top executives, maintaining a vast flow of juice is essential -- and any interference with that flow is unthinkable. But interference isn't unthinkable. And in fact, it may be doable.

Feinstein and Rogers Blame Boris and Natasha

Bea Edwards | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Let's give the two of them the benefit of the doubt and inspect the plausibility of their quasi-allegations. What on earth would the Russians gain from forcing the US to dial back its purportedly essential and effective dragnet surveillance of the world's peoples? That's a tough one, but the obvious answer is "nothing," because we are not at war with Russia.

Republican Lawmaker Points Finger At Russia

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Sunday he is investigating whether forme...

Lawmakers Raise Safety Concerns Ahead Of Sochi Olympics

AP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress expressed serious concerns Sunday about the safety of Americans at next month's Olympics in Russia and said Mo...

Michael McAuliff

The NSA's Biggest Fans Are Happy With Obama's Speech | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama managed to buy himself some breathing room among surveillance critics in his own party Friday, even as he propose...

Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Against Critical Review

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees issued a rare joint statement on Friday in defense of the National Security Agency after a pre...

President's Review Board Slams NSA's Overbroad Surveillance Operation

Yasmine Taeb | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Yasmine Taeb

The President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, tasked with reviewing the NSA's surveillance program, released its highl...

Feinstein: U.S. 'Less Safe' Than 2 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

The lawmakers who lead the House and Senate intelligence committees both said on Sunday that they believe the United States is less safe from a terror...

Rogers Warns Of Rising Terrorism Threat

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The terrorism threat against the United States is increasing and Americans aren't as safe as they were a year or two ago, the lead...

Overplaying Its Hand, Israel Still Holds Plenty of US Cards

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

More than ever, Israel is isolated from world opinion and the squishy entity known as "the international community." The Israeli government keeps condemning the Iran nuclear deal, by any rational standard a positive step away from the threat of catastrophic war.

Everything You Need To Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | BRIAN MURPHY and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a potentially history-shaping choice of diplomacy over confrontation, the U.S. and other world powers agreed Sunday to give Ira...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

House Intelligence Chair: Iran Deal Could Increase Violence | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) predicted Sunday on CNN that this weekend's nuclear deal with Iran would backfire. "We ...

Broken Promises/Broken Presidencies

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

When Vice President George H.W. Bush accepted the GOP nomination for president in New Orleans in 1988, he memorably said: "Read my lips, no new taxes....

Rogers Defends Drone Killing Of Taliban Leader

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker whose committee oversees the intelligence community on Sunday defended the drone strike that killed a ...

Senators Push For Early Spending Cap

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

(Corrects name, committee of Republican sending letter) By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. Sen...

Clapper Says Spying Is A Two-Way Street

AP | JULIE PACE and LARA JAKES | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing lawmakers who suggested U.S. surveillance has gone too far, the national intelligence director on Tuesday def...

GOP Rep Says Spying Allegations Are '100% Wrong'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Aruna Viswanatha and Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Two Republican congressmen on Sunday defended Washington's surv...

Obamacare Is Making Republicans Sick

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The most ironic argument against the ACA is that it kills jobs. While most Republicans would argue that the government can't create jobs, apparently government can destroy them.

Fresh NSA Surveillance Effort Comes At Awkward Time

Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

By KIMBERLY DOZIER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who oversee U.S. intelligence agencies are working to expand the government's spyi...

Top Republican Says Kenya Attack Shows Al-Qaeda's Reach

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers says the terrorist attack on an upscale Nairobi shopping mall shows al-Qaida affi...

Lawmakers Debate Deal On Syria Chemical Weapons

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers assessing the agreement on Syria's chemical weapons argued Sunday about whether President Barack Obama was outfoxed by the Rus...

Top GOP Rep. Calls Syria Deal 'Big Win' For Russia

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) called the apparent diplomatic alternative to a U.S. military strike on Syri...

Obama Grows Isolated On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

By Fred Barbash WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - White House efforts to convince the U.S. Congress to back military action against Syria...

White House Syria Approach Questioned By Members Of Congress

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

* Republican lawmaker says Obama made "hash" of argument * Top White House official appears on five Sunday news shows (Adds quotes,...

Intelligence Committees Want More Say On Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S. congressional intelligence committee leaders believe the O...