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National Defense Authorization Act 2012

Indefinite Detention Foes Create New Way To Protest NDAA

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

Demand Progress, a progressive PAC focused on civil liberties issues, has created a new way to speak out about the controversial power of the United S...

House Moots Afghan Exit, Iran War, Military Budget, and 'Signature' Drone Strikes

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

According to the way the House operates, the authorization bill is the most open opportunity to challenge current policy. When the House considers the appropriations bill, amendments can be offered to cut money for specific programs.

Liberty or Security -- Why Can't We Have Both?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

So much blood was lost in the name of freedom, yet here we are several generations later, fearful of Islamic terrorism and blandly accepting the serious erosion of our civil liberties with barely a murmur of dissent.

Citizen Alert! Your Rights Are About to Be Limited!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The first ten amendments to the Constitution that guaranteed the rights of citizens were ratified on December 15, 1791. Many of those rights are now in jeopardy following the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Michael McAuliff

Defense Bill Gives President Power To Lock Up Americans Indefinitely | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress would give the president ultimate authority to detain American citizens indefinitely in military custody under the final versio...

America the Battlefield: The End of the Rule of Law

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

It's particularly telling that two such seemingly disparate groups of politicians -- liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans -- took less than a week to find consensus on upending the rule of law and radically extending the government's power.

White House Accuses Senate Of 'Political Micromanagement'

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday accused the Democratic-controlled Senate of "political micromanagement" at the expense of national securi...

Senate Moving To Complete Bill That Has Drawn White House Veto Threat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Ignoring a presidential veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a massive, $662 billion d...