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  • In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A. (almost a parallel Supreme Court)

    07/06/2013 9:00:30 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 131 replies
    The 11-member Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as the FISA court, was once mostly focused on approving case-by-case wiretapping orders. But since major changes in legislation and greater judicial oversight of intelligence operations were instituted six years ago, it has quietly become ALMOST A PARALLEL SUPREME COURT, serving as the ultimate arbiter on surveillance issues and delivering opinions that will most likely shape intelligence practices for years to come, the officials said.
  • Hillary Clinton 'Deeply Disturbed' Over NSA Surveillance

    05/13/2006 8:27:44 PM PDT · by peggybac · 49 replies · 1,114+ views ^ | 5/12/06
    2008 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said Thursday that she was "deeply disturbed" to learn that the National Security Agency was data-mining phone records to track down terrorists. "Like many Americans, I am deeply disturbed" over the NSA program, she said in a statement posted to her Senate web site. "We all deserve to know why the NSA has blocked the Department of Justice from investigating the NSA’s domestic surveillance program and why it has created an enormous database of Americans’ phone records," she complained. Mrs. Clinton suggested that using phone records to track down terrorists was unconstitutional, saying the latest...
  • NSA - Lying Rage (Clinton haunting continues)

    05/13/2006 11:14:40 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 391+ views
    Mac's Mind ^ | 5-13-06
    After telling you yesterday that all this stuff about NSA phone number farming is OLD news and in fact TWELEVE Years old, and the fact that Mr. Hagel is full of crap when he feigns ignorance and outrage (He can forget the Presidential race in 2008 - he's already anathema to the Right). But a fact of that previous post needs repeating over and over again because it's the only way the truth will get told. Democrats that are complaining about NSA phone number farming have no one to bitch to but themselves. Now some of the media are bringing...