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Terrorist Watch List

Ryan Grim

Spy Agency Stole Scoop From Media Outlet And Handed It To The AP

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'Helmet Man's' Misunderstanding With Feds Sets Off Bomb Scare

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and ERIN GARTNER | Posted 09.16.2012 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri man who walked into a downtown Kansas City federal building and set off a bomb scare after asking about whether he was ...

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.

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.

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.

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...

No Fly List Match Diverts Newark Flight To Jacksonville

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — A Continental Airlines jet flying from Newark, N.J., to Bogota was diverted to Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday over concerns a passen...

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.