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Warren joins outcry for NSA accountability
Telegram ^ | 7/03/13 | James F. Russell

Posted on 07/07/2013 12:32:46 PM PDT by Libloather

WASHINGTON — The escalating spying affair dogging the Obama administration now includes a bipartisan request for accountability from more than a fourth of U.S. senators, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

**SNIP**

They said it is regrettable the information was revealed by a government whistleblower instead of the Obama administration.

In a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the senators say it is time for the White House to come clean. They want him to provide straight answers to fundamental questions about the gigantic, clandestine and problematic government data collections that include huge stockpiles of information on ordinary Americans’ telephone use.

The senators say the federal government does not have authority to collect the telephone records, that the practice has wrongly turned Americans’ cell phones into tracking devices, and that the Obama administration misstated the legality of the cell phone tracking.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: benghazi; database; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; massachusetts; nsa; warren; waters
Video: "Better git what you can while Hussein's there."
1 posted on 07/07/2013 12:32:46 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
The senators say the federal government does not have authority to collect the telephone records, that the practice has wrongly turned Americans’ cell phones into tracking devices, and that the Obama administration misstated the legality of the cell phone tracking.

Misstated my ass. They are DELIBERATELY spying on U.S. citizens.

They should have their G-damn heads cut off right after we get to tar and feather them in a public square. Effing traitors!

2 posted on 07/07/2013 12:42:16 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Libloather
The polling must be pretty clear for Senator Liawatha to take a position on this. So far she's only taken a stand when the words "Stand Here" are painted in florescent green on the political landscape. So the polling must be overwhelming against the NSA. Even here in Mass., I've heard outrage from more than one liberal about the NSA stockpiling of our communications. One even told me "maybe the Tea Party was right". The frothing moonbats, of course, say nothing. They are so far gone nothing will penetrate their pea brains.

Why is it that in every photo of Senator Crockajawea she looks like she's either about to cry or is completely shocked by the question she was just asked?


3 posted on 07/07/2013 12:42:16 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Libloather

I’ve seen this video on Maxine Waters before. Does Obama think the information collected by the nsa belongs to him for political use?


4 posted on 07/07/2013 12:47:48 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Libloather
What? Fauxahontas is on the warpath?
5 posted on 07/07/2013 12:58:35 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Libloather
This is actually rather frightening to me that the left is waking up. Isn't this when fascist governments go postal...when their useful idiots wake-up and go "WT_? You were back stabbing and using me as well?"
6 posted on 07/07/2013 1:14:49 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Navy Patriot

This, from the woman who birthed (don’t think about it) the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, the NSA of finance.


7 posted on 07/07/2013 1:15:37 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: Libloather

ATTENTION GOPer’s in Massachusetts:

Do NOT let Warren get away with this. She set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to a recent article at breitbart.com, this Bureau datamines personal financial data.

Details:
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/06/27/Judicial-Watch-Obama-Regime-Collecting-Financial-Data-From-Private-Citizens-Without-Warrants

Judicial Watch: Obama Admin Collecting Financial Data From Private Citizens Without Warrants
by Debra Heine 27 Jun 201

Well, we almost made it through a whole week without a new Obama Regime scandal, but the good folks at Judicial Watch never rest, and they announced today that they’ve obtained records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) exposing that millions of dollars have been spent by the agency on the warrantless collection and analysis of Americans’ financial transactions

The full extent of the CFPB personal financial data collection program is revealed in a document obtained by Judicial Watch entitled “INDEFINITE-DELIVERY INDEFINITY-QUANTITY (IDIQ) STATEMENT OF WORK.” According to the IDIQ document’s stated Objective: “The CFPB seeks to acquire and maintain a nationally representative panel of credit information on consumers for use in a wide range of policy research projects… The panel shall be a random sample of consumer credit files obtains from a national database of credit files.”

To accomplish this objective, the CFPB describes the scope of the program accordingly:

The panel shall include 5 million consumers, and joint borrowers, co-signers, and authorized users [emphasis added]. The initial panel shall contain 10 years of historical data on a quarterly basis [emphasis added]. The initial sample shall be drawn from current records and historical data appended for that sample as well as additional samples during the intervening years [emphasis added] to make the combines sample representative at each point in time.

The CFPB data collection program has been highly controversial since the April 2013 hearing, when Cordray disclosed elements of the venture at a Senate Banking Committee hearing. At the time, the US Chamber of Commerce accused the CFPB of breaking the law by demanding the account-level data without a warrant or National Security Letter.


8 posted on 07/07/2013 1:15:40 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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Man....that IRS thing must really be bubbling up under the radar. Dems are bailing on Obummer big time!!!!


9 posted on 07/07/2013 1:22:19 PM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: ruralvoter; Liz; AT7Saluki
Counter Intelligence – Shining a Light on Black Operations
10 posted on 07/07/2013 1:22:36 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

This usoneof those issues where the far left, true liberals can line up with the principled right on an issue. It is rare but can happen.


11 posted on 07/07/2013 1:31:10 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: LostInBayport

The frothing moonbats, of course, say nothing.


The FLEA party. At least ‘normal’ liberals are starting to look around, now... might even wake up.


12 posted on 07/07/2013 1:32:00 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Libloather

It’s a little scary when I agree with Warren on something.


13 posted on 07/07/2013 1:57:41 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ruralvoter

Five million is a large ‘panel’.


14 posted on 07/07/2013 1:58:42 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: txhurl
At least ‘normal’ liberals are starting to look around, now... might even wake up

What's the phrase..."cautiously optimistic"? I'm seeing a demarcation between the "if it feels good, do it" liberals - who don't want anyone to spy on them doing what feels good - and the "government is God" liberals, who think government can and should do whatever it wants. I guess it is a difference of respect for the individual. The latter group has NONE, and they are the perpetually angry, atheistic and selfish type of liberal. The other kind are more of the "peace and love" type, who want "equality" but aren't willing to trash individual freedoms to do it.
15 posted on 07/07/2013 2:15:59 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Libloather

Shut up Liz.

you didn’t build it.

You have no right to expect an explanation


16 posted on 07/07/2013 2:48:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Libloather

Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice...


17 posted on 07/07/2013 3:16:28 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Libloather
That is just about right. Was guessing that 75 % of Senators and Reps were corrupt. And supporting the illegal spying of Americans is about as corrupt as you can get.

Finally we have some major issues that the Oligarchy cannot split and conquer their opposition into left and right wing camps.

18 posted on 07/07/2013 3:17:04 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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Please Help keep FR
Independent!!

19 posted on 07/07/2013 4:12:56 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Libloather

...Little Running on the Warpath.

Watch out for insane squaw.

(it’s okay, she’s an Indian - a blonde haired, blue eyed Indian.)


20 posted on 07/08/2013 1:05:55 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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Thanks for the link

And let’s not forget the federal agents at Planned Parenthood with their noses up the genitals of countless Americans -— in our schools 24/7 sniffing the genitals of our youngsters.

The pharma industry put out a super-medicated nasal spray for PP sniffers-—cures nasal gonorrhea (cackle).


21 posted on 07/08/2013 2:59:06 AM PDT by Liz
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