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Obama administration had restrictions on NSA reversed in 2011
The Washington Post ^ | Ellen Nakashima

Posted on 09/08/2013 6:59:34 AM PDT by originalbuckeye

The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases, according to interviews with government officials and recently declassified material.

In addition, the court extended the length of time that the NSA is allowed to retain intercepted U.S. communications from five years to six years — and more under special circumstances, according to the documents, which include a recently released 2011 opinion by U.S. District Judge John D. Bates, then chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

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To: originalbuckeye
"But of course, those who wrote the Patriot Act are Republicans"

Passed by Republicans maybe, but the text of that Act had been sitting on the shelves for some time waiting for an appropriate crisis. It was written by the permanent bureaucracy, and vetted by both Clinton and Bush appointees in turn. It's just another clue as to the unity of thought of the national Republicans and Democrats.

21 posted on 09/08/2013 8:43:27 AM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: originalbuckeye
That is why it is important to require a warrant before searching for Americans’ data, Udall said. “Our founders laid out a roadmap where Americans’ privacy rights are protected before their communications are seized or searched — not after the fact,” he said in a statement to The Post.

why only 2 dems cared about this ?

22 posted on 09/08/2013 8:52:01 AM PDT by quimby
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Wag the dog. Syria is a cover up for Benghazi. And Snowden is a cover up for what Obama did with the NSA and IRS to steal the 2012 election.

Right you are.

23 posted on 09/08/2013 8:55:06 AM PDT by quimby
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To: originalbuckeye

All they had to do was read, “1984.”


24 posted on 09/08/2013 9:01:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: dagogo redux

Do you think when he was a boy anyone addressed him as Master...oh, nevermind!


25 posted on 09/08/2013 9:03:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: originalbuckeye
In addition, the court extended the length of time that the NSA is allowed to retain intercepted U.S. communications from five years to six years —

. . . which would carry it from that point through the 2016 election.

26 posted on 09/08/2013 9:22:49 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: EQAndyBuzz


- The latest BS from SoS John F Kerry:

"WE will not leave anyone behind!"


(Benghazi happened long ago and far away and they were white anyway!)


27 posted on 09/08/2013 9:25:18 AM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- get your hands off my wallet you damned dirty clown ----- ----- -----)
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To: originalbuckeye; null and void

Nully - are you around? I think I read you mention something about computer problems...

Nutjob list.


28 posted on 09/08/2013 9:38:04 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: ZULU
We have a dictator and tyrant in the White House. Any Congressmen who don’t support impeachment need removal also.

Yes.

29 posted on 09/08/2013 9:39:21 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

Yes. My iMac finally ate its hard drive.

I’m reduced to trying to run on a windoze laptop. I’ve lost everything since July 10th, not a disaster, but quite annoying.

Trying to get caught up, recover ping lists, update this that and the other software so I can do thing like, oh, I dunno, actually see a video...


30 posted on 09/08/2013 9:57:59 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: little jeremiah; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

NOTE!!! I have lost my hard drive, if you joined this list after 7/10/13 please remind me to get back on. All changes after then have gone away, including, sadly, some nifty graphics. *sigh*

31 posted on 09/08/2013 10:07:02 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: originalbuckeye

Yet he’d still get re-elected today with just a little bit of fraud in four states. Most of his followers simply will not admit they were wrong. The rest don’t think they ARE wrong.


32 posted on 09/08/2013 10:34:36 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Diogenesis

The Constitution is irrelevant to Obama.

Even many of his own diehard supporters now see him for what he is..

a Clear and Pres__ent Danger to Us All.


33 posted on 09/08/2013 10:54:05 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: null and void

It looks like I may have been dropped from you ping list. Please add me back.

... Or do I have to threaten you again?


34 posted on 09/08/2013 10:56:02 AM PDT by SpottedBeaver (I did not create the post above. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: null and void
Not the hard drive! Arghhhhhhhhhh............

I don't know when I signed up, so if you don't have me down, I'd still like to be on the "Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!"

hummingbird

35 posted on 09/08/2013 11:09:03 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: SpottedBeaver

One threat suffices, you are back on.


36 posted on 09/08/2013 11:29:29 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: hummingbird

Yeah, the hard drive. You are back on the list.


37 posted on 09/08/2013 11:30:10 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

Every time you add or remove someone, send yourself a freepmail with the updated list.


38 posted on 09/08/2013 11:42:46 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: originalbuckeye

BUMP


39 posted on 09/08/2013 12:17:11 PM PDT by Roses0508
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To: originalbuckeye
What had not been previously acknowledged is that the court in 2008 imposed an explicit ban -- at the government’s request -- on those kinds of searches, that officials in 2011 got the court to lift the bar and that the search authority has been used.

2008... 2008... who's that guy who was in charge in 2008, again...?

40 posted on 09/08/2013 1:04:41 PM PDT by shego
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