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Terrorist Watch List

Democrats In The House Continue To Protest Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics


No-Fly, No Buy: Orlando, Senate Expand State of Terror

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

By linking issues of gun control to the vague notions of "terrorism" and "reasonable suspicion", Democrats and Republicans have demonstrated that they are willing to accept the status quo of labeling thousands of Americans as "suspected terrorists."

Guns, Terrorists, And The Constitution

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.

Democrats Troll Donald Trump And Republicans On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wearing rainbow ribbons, House Democrats organized a press conference for the second day in a row to talk about gun safety in the wake o...

House Democrats Hijack House Floor For Gun Vote

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats used a special parliamentary procedure Thursday to force a vote on legislation that would bar people on the terrorist wa...

Democrats Look Poised To Use The Gun Issue In 2016

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

In an early preview of how congressional Democrats plan to attack Republicans in the 2016 election, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is...

Why Mass Surveillance Does Not Work

Coleen Rowley | Posted 12.03.2015 | World
Coleen Rowley

Yesterday's massacre in San Bernardino again underscores the ineffectiveness of relying upon bulk data collection and intelligence agencies' watch-listing processes to "keep us safe from terrorism."

Our Congress Is Aiding and Abetting Terrorism

Tim Arnold | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
Tim Arnold

Since 9/11, some 785,000 refugees have been admitted to the United States -- and yet only three of them have been arrested for terrorism-related charg...

Fox News Pundit Winds Up On Terrorism Watch List

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Media

The Department Of Homeland Security is known for being somewhat overzealous with its terrorist watch list—Nelson Mandela was infamously on the list ...

Ryan Grim

Spy Agency Stole Scoop From Media Outlet And Handed It To The AP | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press dropped a significant scoop on Tuesday afternoon, reporting that in the last several years the U.S. government's te...

7 Ways That You (Yes, You) Could End Up On A Terrorist Watch List

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

Are you *sure* it couldn't happen to you?

Nelson Mandela Was On The U.S. Terrorist Watch List Until 2008

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

Former South African President Nelson Mandela passed away Thursday evening at the age of 95. While he was revered by politicians today as a human righ...

Michael McAuliff

Ford Motor Co., 2-Year-Old, Innocent Man In Terror Database | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There aren't many people who would consider the Ford Motor Co. or a 2-year-old to be terrorist threats, but the United States' premier d...

The Incredible Shrinking Woman in Post-9/11 Hell

Ann Jones | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Ann Jones

I don't know how it happened. Or even, really, what happened. Or what it means. Someone in the U.S. government who specializes in finding terrorists seems to have found me and laid a heavy hand on my bank account.

Who's the Bigger Threat: Shahzad or McCain and Lieberman?

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

The United States Constitution is the charter document of democracy in America. It is what makes us who we are, and we go outside the boundaries of that charter at our peril.

It's Pretty Simple: Terrorists Have No Right To Bear Arms

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is not much courage these days in the Halls of Congress. While faux-moderates worry that someone could accidentally lose their right to buy a gun, they call for stripping citizenship for the very same potentially accidental terrorists.

FBI Refuses to Put Republicans on Terrorist Watch, For Now

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The Republican Party may have dodged a bullet when the FBI announced it had no plans, "at this time," to put the party on its Terrorist Watch List. But some members are none too happy about the slight.

NRA Members Disagree With NRA Leadership: Those On Terrorist Watch List Should Not Be Able To Buy Firearms

Think Progress | Ben Armbruster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But it appears that rank-and-file NRA members disagree with their leadership. Today at the NRA's annual conference in Charlotte, NC, ThinkProgress ask...

Gaps in Protection for Us and the President

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

We want security not only for the president and our top officials, but also for ourselves and our families. Yet as a nation we make it very easy for dangerous people to arm themselves.

Terrorist Watch List is Like MySpace; It's There, But No One Checks it Anymore

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

In a stunning admission on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano compared the nation's terrorist watch list to the once-popular social networking site, MySpace.

Somalia, Outside the Violence Box

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

Instead of sending more weapons to Somalia, as did the Obama administration recently, imagine a two-track benevolent campaign launched concurrently to positively impact hearts and minds.

Planes, Guns and Terrorists

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Should suspected terrorists be blocked from buying guns before they commit a violent crime? The gun lobby apparently doesn't think so.

Muslims Disproportionate Victims of Flawed Terrorist Watch List

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

It is time for America to reclaim its true legal tradition of judging a person by their actions, not on the basis of their color, practices of their faith or on the basis of their names.

The Breath-Taking Incompetence of Our American Government

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

No matter how many times you prove you are an American citizen, have no arrest record, pay your taxes, get a lump in your throat when you see Old Glory, you still can't get off the No Fly Watch List.

Extraordinary Rendition and No Apologies

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

Maher Arar, the poster boy for the program of "extraordinary rendition" has again been denied his day in court -- and Congressional efforts are floundering to reign in the Bush administration.