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What the Mainstream Media Doesn't Understand About the Road to a Society without Mass Surveillance

David Segal | Posted 04.27.2014 | Media
David Segal

Let us provide some context to those who relied on the Times's (non-existent) coverage of SOPA, prior to January 18th.

We Need To Restore Internet User Trust After Surveillance

Edward J. Black | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Trust has been at the core of the U.S. approach to Internet policy for more than a decade and should not be squandered. While many intuitively understand why this must be preserved for human rights reasons, there are also vital economic concerns.

What's at Stake With the Surveillance State

Kabir Helminski | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Kabir Helminski

There's a fable that has been told for at least seven centuries: A man is seen taking refuge in a dark alley, breathless and frightened. He bumps into...

Rubio on Deck

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Senator Marco Rubio, Cuban-American from Florida, is now officially "on deck." He is idly swinging a practice bat back and forth, in anticipation of his first real major-league performance. This moment, it should be noted, has taken a long time to get here.

Top Democrat Turns Down Powerful Post

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy said Wednesday he would remain as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee rather than take over the top slot ...

Zach Carter

Democratic Senator Mocked For Batman Appearance

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive Internet freedom activists have created a website mocking the Batman movie appearances of Senate Judiciary Commit...

Zach Carter

Congress Threatens Foundation Of Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Ryan Grim contributed reporting WASHINGTON -- A month ago, Google lobbyist Katherine Oyama absorbed one of the more unusual congressional tongue-la...

Filibuster Censorship: Senator Ron Wyden to Read Censorship Opponents' Names From Senate Floor

David Segal | Posted 01.22.2012 | Technology
David Segal

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is going to be reading names of censorship opponents from the floor of the Senate during his expected filibuster of the PROTE...

The End of Twitter and Youtube

David Segal | Posted 12.24.2011 | Technology
David Segal

A bit of an emergency: The rumor all over Capitol Hill is that the House version of the Internet Blacklist Bill (PROTECT IP Act) will be introduced th...

The Secret Plot to Censor the Internet -- And How You Can Stop It

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

The Internet blacklist bill that we've been fighting since September is back. The big business lobby is urging Congress to pass a bill that would censor broad portions of the Internet.

Patrick Leahy Defeats Cow-Riding Primary Challenger Daniel Freilich

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. - U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy has easily won a spot on Vermont's general election ballot. The 70-year-old handily defeated political newc...

Wall Street Reform Conference Committee Membership Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Wall Street reform effort enters a new phase on Thursday, as the conference committee between the House and Senate will meet to begin hashing out the differences between the House and Senate versions which have already passed.

Is Your Email Private?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Weigant

Is your email private? You may think it is, but you may also be surprised how easy it is for law enforcement to access it without a warrant.

Don't Protect Patent Lying

Daniel B. Ravicher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel B. Ravicher

There is no rational explanation for Senators Leahy, Sessions, Schumer, Hatch, Kyl and Kaufman's sudden rush to overturn a 150-year-old law that protects citizens against companies making false claims.

Ryan Grim

Leahy Slams Alito For 'Under Oath' Testimony To Committee (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) lashed into Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday morning on the Senate floor, calling out the swing vote who over...

Leahy: Obama Leaving Thousands Of Refugees In Limbo

Government Executive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is calling on the Obama administration to correct problems that have left thousands of refugees and as...

Obama's "Drip, Drip, Drip..." Intelligence Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama faces a steady drip, drip, drip of stories leaking and becoming public. Wiretapping stories, torture stories, and secret CIA covert stories were all in the news in the past week alone.

A Tale of Two Houses: Congress Debates the Peace Corps

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Sen. Leahy detailed how, during the Bush years, the Peace Corps had arrogantly ignored his repeated requests for information. I told him it was a new administration and a new time, but that didn't seem to matter.

Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing Begins Monday July 13: Senate Judiciary Committee

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Monday that the confirmation hearing for the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor t...

Sam Stein

Lawmakers: Congress Will Investigate Torture, Bipartisan Support In Place

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The central debate dominating discussions of a possible investigation into torture by the Bush administration seems to have shifted sharply in the pas...

The Mystery of the Disappearance of the Bayh Amendment

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

The US Senate should pass the Bayh amendment again and ensure that it is not taken out yet again from the Appropriations bill of 2010 under discussion now.

Leahy Lays Out Case For Truth Commission In Time

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 30 years ago, a special Senate investigation peered into abuses that included spying on the American people by their own government. The fi...

Sam Stein

Leahy Knocks Cheney: "I Don't Need Any Lectures From Him"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Patrick Leahy and Dick Cheney have a legendarily icy relationship, one that crested with the former Vice President telling the Judiciary Commi...

Sam Stein

Exclusive: Leahy Talks To White House About Investigating Bush

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy and White House Chief Counsel Greg Craig discussed on Tuesday the Senator's proposal to set up a truth and rec...

Friday Talking Points [58] -- [Expletive Deleted] Blagojevich

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...