In an apparent application of PATRIOT Act principles, the FBI is seeking the unimpeded right to request Internet records without public notice of any type, and ironically, without it being required to keep a record of the FBI's request.
Striking a balance between protecting Americans' security and protecting American rights and freedoms is not always easy, but members of Congress have an obligation to try -- as well as a new opportunity.
"It's not easy finding something pleasant to say about this douche bag, I mean, V.P.," said one official, "although if it IS there, we'll find it. That is, if he didn't conceal THAT from Congress, too."
Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman were indicted under the 1917 Espionage Act, an almost-never used relic of World War I. The government also sought to have the defendants -- US citizens -- tried in secret.