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Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Matt Sledge

Government Privacy Board Okays Controversial NSA Surveillance Program | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

A government privacy oversight board's draft report, released Tuesday night, finds the National Security Agency's use of a controversial surveillance ...

White House Gets Surprising NSA Suggestion

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, two review panels given nearly identical assignments by President Barack Obama have been studying how the White House ...

Oversight Board Hears From NSA, Intel Lawyers

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent board examining clandestine U.S. surveillance programs is hearing from senior lawyers for the Nationa...

Restoring the Balance Between Privacy and Security

Leslie Harris | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Leslie Harris

Twelve years after 9/11, One WTC became the tallest building in America. In the same time, another edifice has arisen from 9/11's ashes, a looming, largely unaccountable national security state. Rather than a soaring tower to our free society, it is a monument to secrecy, diminished democracy, and lost Fourth Amendment rights.

Obama Scrambling To Show Credibility After Coming Under Fire

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet on Friday with members of a privacy oversight watchdog board t...

Obama Relying On Untested Board To Oversee Controversial Program

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the federal oversight board that President Barack Obama said will meet with him to discuss the National Security Ag...

How Top Secret America Misfires

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Why has Congress not yet awoken to the fact that since 9-11 we have been sailing into a perfect storm? Here are just some of the turbulent winds blowing and pushing officials in the wrong direction.

Time for Obama to Restore the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, created in 2004, proved that there is nothing inconsistent between a strong anti-terrorism position and protection of civil liberties.

Just What This Heartsick American Needed: A Republican Beacon for Civil Liberties

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

A Republican almost made me burst into tears. In a good way. Gov. Kean's specifics are a reminder of how much is at stake now and of how bad things have been since 9/11.