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  • A leak is a leak is a leak

    01/04/2006 5:46:15 AM PST · by pissant · 79 replies · 1,632+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1/4/05 | Michelle Malkin
    Hello, 2006. The New York Times kicked off the new year by refusing to answer its own ombudsman's questions about the timing of the newspaper's anonymous illegal leak-dependent National Security Agency monitoring story. Long live transparency and accountability. Meanwhile, Times reporter James Risen launched his anonymous illegal leak-dependent book, "State of War," with a self-congratulatory appearance on NBC's "Today" show. Risen's leakers, he told Couric, were the opposite of the Valerie Plame case leakers because his people came forward "for the best reasons." How do we know that's true? Because Risen says it is. So there. Risen then patted himself...
  • Democrat Says Spy Briefings Violated Law

    01/05/2006 7:58:10 AM PST · by Phlap · 26 replies · 1,098+ views
    N Y Times ^ | 01/05/2006 | Scott Shane
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 - The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday that the limited Congressional briefings the Bush administration has provided on a National Security Agency eavesdropping program violated the law.In a letter to President Bush, the representative, Jane Harman of California, said the briefings did not comply with the National Security Act of 1947. That law requires the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to be "kept fully and currently informed" about the spy agencies' activities. ...Ms. Harman wrote in her letter that the law allowed briefings to be limited to the eight leaders only in...
  • Articles of Impeachment

    01/04/2006 11:39:18 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 47 replies · 1,638+ views
    Real Clear Politics Creator's Syndicate ^ | January 5, 2006 | Debra Saunders
    The Left -- from The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel to Newsweek's Jonathan Alter -- has pulled out the impeachment card and is brandishing it as the weapon that will drive George W. Bush from the White House. This could be more than talk. Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is consulting with legal eagles as she explores the idea.I must say, I am tickled at their efforts. I supported impeaching the perjury-prone President Clinton, but preferred censure to removing him from office. I also saw the damage to Republicans who pushed to chase Clinton out of office.But the Bush-haters won't heed history,...
  • Attn: FBI & NSA - Leftists Threaten U.S. Gov't Installations

    01/04/2006 7:14:50 PM PST · by kristinn · 86 replies · 4,076+ views
    Varsity.Co.Nz ^ | Wednesday, January 4, 2006 | Anti-American Terrorist Supporters
    Global petition to stop the war in Iraq Date: 5 Jan 2006 GLOBAL CALL FOR NONVIOLENT CIVIL RESISTANCE TO END THE U.S.-LED MILITARY OCCUPATION OF IRAQ Contact: dm@aglobalcall.org Global Call to Action Voluntown, CT, USA Our website: www.aglobalcall.org FROM: Nobel Peace and Literature Laureates Cindy Sheehan and other peace and human-rights activists Religious leaders of various traditions Prisoners of Conscience Former government ministers Poets, authors, journalists A Global Call for Nonviolent Civil Resistance at U.S. and British government installations around the world has been issued by Nobel Peace and Literature Laureates along with Cindy Sheehan and other peace and human-rights activists, religious...
  • White House Told NSA Briefings Broke Law (so says D-Jane Harman)

    01/04/2006 5:47:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,594+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/4/06 | Katherine Shrader - ap
    WASHINGTON - The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee told President Bush Wednesday that the White House broke the law by withholding information from the full congressional oversight committees about a new domestic surveillance program. In a letter to Bush, Rep. Jane Harman (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., said the National Security Act requires the heads of the various intelligence agencies to keep the entire House and Senate intelligence committees "fully and currently informed of the intelligence activities of the United States." Only in the case of a highly classified covert action can the president choose to inform a...
  • ANN COULTER -- Why We Don't Trust Democrats With National Security

    01/04/2006 4:05:09 PM PST · by bigsky · 94 replies · 4,601+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | January 4, 2006 | Ann Coulter
    It seems the Bush administration -- being a group of sane, informed adults -- has been secretly tapping Arab terrorists without warrants. During the CIA raids in Afghanistan in early 2002 that captured Abu Zubaydah and his associates, the government seized computers, cell phones and personal phone books. Soon after the raids, the National Security Agency began trying to listen to calls placed to the phone numbers found in al Qaeda Rolodexes. That was true even if you were "an American citizen" making the call from U.S. territory -- like convicted al Qaeda associate Iyman Faris who, after being arrested,...
  • Pelosi’s Declassified Letter on NSA Activities

    01/04/2006 9:00:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1,898+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 03, 2006 CONTACT: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider 202-226-7616 Pelosi’s Declassified Letter on NSA Activities Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following letter, which she wrote four years ago when she was Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and was recently declassified at her request. The letter to Lieutenant General Michael Hayden, then National Security Agency (NSA) Director, expressed concerns about NSA electronic surveillance activities and the authority for those activities. Pelosi also released the response letter from Hayden. Both Pelosi’s letter and Hayden’s response were redacted when they were declassified. October...
  • When wiretapping is easy to justify

    01/03/2006 7:36:09 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 3 replies · 390+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 4, 2006 | URI DAN
    The bright holiday atmosphere of the end of 2005 in New York was eclipsed only by the dark political clouds created by George W. Bush's political enemies. The lovely clear weather in Manhattan is continually muddied by venomous attacks on the American president from his media and political foes for having dared to order the wiretapping of conversations held by American citizens as part of his war on Muslim terror. The sounds of "Jingle Bells" mingling with Hanukka songs last week in New York was incessantly interrupted by a cacophony of talking heads on television arguing whether the president was...
  • Bush Says, Bring It On; the Critics Will

    01/03/2006 1:19:23 PM PST · by ncountylee · 55 replies · 1,968+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | Jan. 03, 2006 | KAREN TUMULTY, MIKE ALLEN
    Up until a couple of weeks ago, George W. Bush's script to put the misery of 2005 behind him had seemed destined for a smooth rollout. Buoyed by the apparent success of the Iraqi elections, the President would score a quick confirmation victory with Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, follow it up with a soaring State of the Union address and then return to full campaign mode with a sweep around the country, talking about big issues like immigration and Medicare and throwing the spotlight on a resurgent economy. But the revelation that his Administration has been spying in this...
  • Times' Own Ombudsman Rips 'Stonewalling' Paper (faults their failure to print story before election)

    01/03/2006 10:31:42 AM PST · by dead · 12 replies · 663+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 3, 2006 | Andy Soltis
    The New York Times' "public editor" delivered a blistering attack on the paper for what he called "stonewalling" about its story on the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping. Byron Calame said on Dec. 19 that he sent 28 questions to executive editor Bill Keller about the Times' "woefully inadequate" explanation of its decision to sit on the story for a year. Keller refused to answer the questions, saying, "There is really no way to have a full discussion of the back story without talking about when and how we knew what we knew, and we can't do that." Calame said that...
  • Did the FISA court Stop Us From Connecting the Dots?

    01/03/2006 10:50:39 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 11 replies · 757+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 01-03-06 | Teri O'Brien
    Did the FISA court Stop Us From Connecting the Dots? By Teri O'BrienJan. 3, 2006Ever since the New York Times revealed the horrifying news that President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to monitor both sides of conversations that involve known al Qaeda operatives, the usual chorus of carping critics has whined incessantly "Why didn't they just go to the FISA court?" They proceed to robotically recite a meaningless statistic, purporting to demonstrate that this super-secret court, authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, is a "rubber stamp." For example, on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, January...
  • Spying can save lives

    01/03/2006 10:57:11 AM PST · by Dundee · 4 replies · 211+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 04, 2006
    Editorial: Spying can save lives The terror threat justifies electronic surveillance THE two sides of the debate in the US over the authority or otherwise of intelligence agencies to electronically monitor suspects are arguing over issues from different generations. Critics of domestic spying rightly suggest the Bush administration may be skirting around the law as it stands. Their opponents argue that even if this is so, civil liberties are not much use to anybody atomised by a terrorist attack, particularly one that a more comprehensive intelligence effort could have stopped. Those who fear the encroaching power of the state to...
  • Inside Echelon: Wiretapping & Eavesdropping*Brokeback Baloney* MORE! Tue 1-3 on Rightalk.com!

    01/03/2006 10:02:57 AM PST · by Bob J · 1,177+ views
    Rightalk.com ^ | 1-3-06 | Bob J
    Listen While You Freep! Five channels, five programs every day and each one playing for 24 hours and on weekends so tune in when it’s convenient for YOU! Call In Number - 866-884-TALK (8255) Heating the EDGE of a New Media! 1pm est- Straight Talk : Sitting in for me today will be my good friend Jerri Lynn Ward. Jerri is a principal in the prestigious law firm of Garlo-Ward in Austin, Texas. She is an expert in end of life issues. Join her for "Straight Talk" as she discusses the issues you want to know about. Our guest today...
  • NY Times 'Stonewalling' on NSA Leak (Why am I not surprised?)

    01/02/2006 12:27:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies · 2,838+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 2, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    New York Times executives are "stonewalling" on questions about the paper's decision to publish top secret information about the Bush administration's use of the National Security Agency to conduct surveillance operations against terrorists, the paper's public editor charged on Sunday. "The New York Times's explanation of its decision to report, after what it said was a one-year delay, that the National Security Agency is eavesdropping domestically without court-approved warrants was woefully inadequate," public editor Byron Calame wrote in a New Years Day column. In its initial report on Dec. 16, Times said that editors held the story at the request...
  • Behind the Eavesdropping Story, a Loud Silence

    01/01/2006 9:43:37 AM PST · by Bell407Pilot · 33 replies · 1,249+ views
    THE New York Times's explanation of its decision to report, after what it said was a one-year delay, that the National Security Agency is eavesdropping domestically without court-approved warrants was woefully inadequate. And I have had unusual difficulty getting a better explanation for readers, despite the paper's repeated pledges of greater transparency...................
  • Thundering silence and selective outrage

    01/02/2006 10:56:32 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 33 replies · 1,469+ views
    Renew America ^ | 01-01-06 | Wes Vernon - Commentary
    Thundering silence and selective outrage Wes Vernon January 1, 2006 Intriguing, is it not? The inside-the-beltway liberal establishment was utterly scandalized that someone dared to leak to columnist Robert Novak the name of a desk-bound CIA bureaucrat, Valerie Plame. Surely, that same cabal is jumping up and down demanding to know the identity of the subversive who leaked to the New York Times information on a program to monitor phone calls between al-Qaeda operatives and persons on American soil. No? Thundering silence? Fascinating! Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell kicked off 2006 by noting such "selective outrage" on Fox News Sunday's...
  • The Democrats National Security nightmare

    01/01/2006 5:38:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 334+ views
    They can never refuse the bait. Just when you think the President has stuck his neck out too far…the Democrats grab the long knives…and…then instead of victory they dig themselves in deeper and deeper. Tax cuts John Bolton John Roberts The Murtha resolution And now National Security. The New York Times and Washington Post are now going to do to themselves and the Democrats exactly what they’ve been trying to do the President. Their political use of national security leaks is gong to cause several unintended, self-damaging effects. First off it has only helped the President’s approval ratings. You know...
  • The NSA Wiretap Leakers?

    01/01/2006 11:54:09 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies · 527+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01/01/2006 | Curt
    An interesting comment was left on Ed Morrissey’s blog last night about the NSA Wiretaps and who may be responsible for the leak: All this speculation about whistle blowers and such….and the exempt media continues to portray these leaks about NSA somehow as Bush’s fault., or that the whistle blowers were acting under the highest most genuine of principles and concerns for the Constitution…all of it simply mind boggling. Well, rather gthan sit back home out in the great middle of America, I decided to go to the source…headed for DC after Christmas…been an informative trip. Anyway, how is this...
  • Schumer Wants to Know Motivation Behind NSA Leak

    01/01/2006 6:17:52 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 92 replies · 3,424+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 2 January 2006
    WASHINGTON — The investigation into who leaked information about a National Security Agency secret wiretapping program on potential terror suspects needs to focus on the motivation behind the leak, a Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday. "There are differences between felons and whistleblowers, and we ought to wait 'til the investigation occurs to decide what happened," Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told "FOX News Sunday." The Justice Department on Friday opened an investigation into who leaked the information about the program, sparking debate over its threat to national security and presidential powers versus civil liberties. The program, first revealed...
  • Kennedy Touted Anti-Bush Spy Hoax

    01/01/2006 11:45:46 AM PST · by wagglebee · 60 replies · 3,450+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/1/06 | NewsMax
    More than a week after the story was exposed as a hoax, Sen. Ted Kennedy has yet to apologize for touting false claims from a University of Massachusetts student who said officials from the Department of Homeland Security visited his home and repeatedly interrogated him after he tried to obtain a copy of Mao Tse-Tung's "Little Red Book." In mid-December, the unidentified student instigated the hoax by describing the phony grilling to reporters for the New Bedford Standard-Times. The story appeared on Dec. 17, the day after the New York Times reported that the Bush administration was monitoring the phone...
  • Bush Defends Domestic Spying Program

    01/01/2006 11:28:52 AM PST · by Daralundy · 38 replies · 939+ views
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | January 1, 2006 | DEB RIECHMANN
    President Bush Defends Domestic Spying Program, Claims Leak Causes Great Harm to U.S. SAN ANTONIO - President Bush on Sunday strongly defended his domestic spying program, saying it's a limited program that tracks only incoming calls to the United States. Bush spoke to reporters at Brooke Army Medical Center where he was visiting wounded troops. He said the fact that someone leaked information about the secret order to eavesdrop on Americans with suspected ties to terrorists causes great harm to the nation. "It's seems logical to me that if we know there's a phone number associated with al-Qaida or an...
  • Mitch McConnell: New York Times Endangering U.S. Security

    01/01/2006 10:54:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 47 replies · 1,410+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/1/06 | NewsMax
    A top Senate Republican accused the New York Times on Sunday of carrying out a campaign to compromise national security by continuing to reveal top secret information about the Bush administration's terrorist surveillance program. Asked about the prospect of public hearings into the counterterrorism program, Sen. Mitch McConnell told "Fox News Sunday": "We're already talking about this entirely too much out in public as a result of these leaks and the New York Times continuing to write about it - and it's endangering our efforts to make Americans more secure." Citing anonymous sources, the Times reported on Sunday that former...
  • Schumer Seeks Motive in U.S. Spy Probe

    01/01/2006 10:38:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies · 1,803+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/1/06 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON - The investigation into leaks about a domestic spying program should determine whether the motivation was damaging security or revealing a potentially illegal activity, a Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday. "There are differences between felons and whistleblowers, and we ought to wait 'til the investigation occurs to decide what happened," said Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y. On Friday, the Justice Department opened an investigation into who divulged the existence of President Bush's secret domestic spying program. The New York Times reported last month about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since...
  • FISA Court Is Irrelevant in GWOT Intelligence Gathering

    12/30/2005 7:14:56 AM PST · by RepublicNewbie · 7 replies · 462+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 12/30/05 | Doug Edelman
    Much noise is being made about the recent revelations that the Bush Administration did some intelligence gathering on persons in the US, who had ties to terrorists, without seeking warrants from the FISA Court. But one must filter out the cacophonous din and deconstruct the issue to arrive at a true understanding. The first filter: The partisan prime directive of the dems to bring down the Bush Administration at all costs. They're going to milk anything which has even a hint of scandal for all it's worth to the detriment of the Administration. Expect this. Filter out the party line...
  • BOWERS: So Bush is spying on Americans linked to al-Qaida? Great! (FR Mentioned)

    01/01/2006 10:27:02 AM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 1,433+ views
    The Star [South Chicago] ^ | 1/1/6 | Michael Bowers
    Went to work the other dayDidn't get blown up.Think it might have something to do with George Bush? Think it might have something to do with the measures that the president is taking to protect the country from terrorist attack? Couldn't be. What kind of fool would fall for this line of thinking? Well, I would fall for it, fool that I am. The above question was posted recently by a poster at freerepublic.com, and I believe it is spot-on. Let me be the first to say it. I am delighted -- yes, delighted -- that President Bush has the...
  • Excerpts from 1975 Senate Hearings re: NSA Activity

    01/01/2006 6:36:21 AM PST · by Cboldt · 2 replies · 593+ views
    Cryptome ^ | Late 1975 | US Senate
    HEARINGS BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE TO STUDY GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS WITH RESPECT TO INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE NINETY-FOUR CONGRESS FIRST SESSION VOLUME 5 THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY AND FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS OCTOBER 29 AND NOVEMBER 6, 1975 TESTIMONY OF LT. GEN. LEW ALLEN, JR., DIRECTOR, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, ACCOMPANIED BY BENSON BUFFHAM, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NSA; AND ROY BANNER, GENERAL COUNSEL, NSA ... Between 1967 and 1973 there was a cumulative total of about 450 U.S. names on the narcotics list, and about 1,200 U.S. names on all other lists combined. What that amounted to was that at...
  • NSA Gave Other U.S. Agencies Information From Surveillance

    01/01/2006 7:33:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 53 replies · 1,686+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, January 1, 2006 | Walter Pincus
    Information captured by the National Security Agency's secret eavesdropping on communications between the United States and overseas has been passed on to other government agencies, which cross-check the information with tips and information collected in other databases, current and former administration officials said. The NSA has turned such information over to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and to other government entities, said three current and former senior administration officials, although it could not be determined which agencies received what types of information. Information from intercepts -- which typically includes records of telephone or e-mail communications -- would be made available...
  • Full Speed Ahead (NSA spying, Newsweek shock alert!)

    01/01/2006 8:35:59 AM PST · by KCRW · 22 replies · 1,202+ views
    Newsweek/MSNBC ^ | 01/01/2006 | Evan Thomas,Daniel Klaidman, Mark Hosenball, Michael Isikoff, Richard Wolffe
    Jan. 9, 2006 issue - The talk at the White House in the days and weeks after 9/11 was all about suitcase nukes and germ warfare and surprise decapitation strikes. Every morning, as they crossed West Executive Drive on their way to work in the West Wing, Bush administration staffers recall seeing a plain white truck with a galvanized metal chimney. Sensors sniffing for pathogens or radioactivity, they guessed, though they couldn't be sure. Like just about everything else at that spooky time, the purpose of the truck was a secret. Such chilling sights are not likely to inspire thoughtful...
  • Top Bush officials should testify on NSA: Democrat [Sen. Charles Schumer....]

    01/01/2006 9:22:53 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 1,049+ views
    op Bush officials should testify on NSA: Democrat By Eric Beech 23 minutes ago Top White House and Justice Department officials should be called to testify before a U.S. Senate committee investigating a secret domestic eavesdropping program, Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record) said on Sunday. Schumer's comments followed a report in Sunday's New York Times that James Comey, a deputy to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, was concerned about the legality of the National Security Agency's surveillance program and refused to extend it in 2004. White House aides then turned to Ashcroft while he was hospitalized for gallbladder...
  • How the NY Times is Ringing in 2006 (re: book on NSA - TREASON ALERT!)

    01/01/2006 4:01:00 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 23 replies · 1,792+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Sunday January 1st, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    HOW THE NYTIMES IS RINGING IN 2006 By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 31, 2005 10:45 PM Yes, it's New Year's Eve. And since there's no rest for the NYTimes, I'm not taking it easy tonight either. You see, NYTimes' reporter James Risen has been a busy bee over the holidays. The co-author of the infamous Chicken Little opus exposing the NSA special collection program to monitor international communications between suspected al Qaeda operatives and their contacts will be launching his new book, State of War, on January 3. Turns out the publisher of Risen's new book, which includes a discussion...
  • Behind the Eavesdropping Story, a Loud Silence

    12/31/2005 8:07:08 PM PST · by quidnunc · 53 replies · 2,717+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 1, 2006 | Byron Calame
    The New York Times's explanation of its decision to report, after what it said was a one-year delay, that the National Security Agency is eavesdropping domestically without court-approved warrants was woefully inadequate. And I have had unusual difficulty getting a better explanation for readers, despite the paper's repeated pledges of greater transparency. For the first time since I became public editor, the executive editor and the publisher have declined to respond to my requests for information about news-related decision-making. My queries concerned the timing of the exclusive Dec. 16 article about President Bush's secret decision in the months after 9/11...
  • ACLU condemns Justice leak probe

    12/30/2005 2:50:55 PM PST · by rocksblues · 45 replies · 1,266+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 30, 2005 | unknown
    Asserts Bush should be investigated for lying to Americans, breaking law Posted: December 30, 2005 5:00 p.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Accusing President Bush of breaking the law and lying to the American people, the American Civil Liberties Union today condemned a Justice Department investigation into the leak of the National Security Agency's operation to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists. The Justice Department announced the investigation today of disclosures to The New York Times about surveillance conducted without warrants on calls between U.S. citizens and terrorists in foreign countries since the Sept. 11 attacks. Administration officials argue the president had the...
  • Justice probes leak on intercepts (Bill Sammon)

    12/30/2005 9:50:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 97 replies · 4,098+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-31-05 | Bill Sammon
    Justice probes leak on intercepts By Bill Sammon THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published December 31, 2005 The Justice Department has begun an investigation into an illegal leak that allowed the New York Times to disclose that the National Security Agency was intercepting al Qaeda conversations.     "The leaking of classified information is a serious issue," White House deputy press secretary Trent Duffy told reporters near the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas.     "The fact is that al Qaeda's playbook is not printed on Page One. And when America's is, it has serious ramifications. You don't need to be Sun Tzu to understand that,"...
  • WAR AND TREASON AND THE NEW YORK TIMES (Please see post #65)

    12/30/2005 11:51:34 PM PST · by Mia T · 111 replies · 7,251+ views
    C-SPAN, The New York Times ^ | 12.31.05 | Mia T
      WAR AND TREASON AND THE NEW YORK TIMES by Mia T, December 29, 2005       inch Sulzberger rushed to the C-SPAN confessional booth mere days after 9/11. He had to make certain no one would blame The New York Times for that. The Times' '96 endorsement of bill clinton1 was the problem. The endorsement, you may recall, was contingent on clinton getting a brain transplant--specifically of the character lobe.2 How could The Times square that shameful, irresponsible endorsement with this monstrous failure3? Sulzberger quickly explained that The Times was able to endorse clinton by separating clinton's "policies"...
  • Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

    12/30/2005 6:47:59 PM PST · by Brilliant · 21 replies · 877+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 12/30/2005 | TONI LOCY
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has opened another investigation into leaks of classified information, this time to determine who divulged the existence of President Bush's secret domestic spying program. The inquiry focuses on disclosures to The New York Times about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, officials said. The newspaper recently revealed the existence of the program in a front-page story that also acknowledged that the news had been withheld from publication for a year, partly at the request of the administration and partly because the newspaper wanted more time to confirm...
  • FBI and Justice Department finally investigate a real leak

    12/30/2005 4:51:59 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 105 replies · 2,319+ views
    Renew America ^ | 12-30-05 | Jim Kouri
    FBI and Justice Department finally investigate a real leak Jim Kouri December 30, 2005 The US Department of Justice has directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct an in-depth investigation in order to determine who disclosed a secret National Security Agency intelligence operation to a reporter from the New York Times. "We are opening an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified materials related to the NSA," said DOJ spokesperson Trent Duffy during a press conference earlier today. When the New York Times suddenly broke the story about the NSA top secret operation Bush conceded that he indeed authorized...
  • Leaks Investigation Finally Opens ! (Possible Lead !)

    12/30/2005 4:31:51 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 33 replies · 2,055+ views
    The Morning Paper-Special Edition | 12/30/05 | vanity
    Government Opens “Leaks” Investigation – ( I have a Possible Lead ) I see by the TV the government is finally opening an investigation as to who has been leaking highly confidential information to the Media –(and thereby to any interested party –friend or foe in the entire world.) I ran an informal inquiry of my own when a Communist website began publishing articles about “CIA Torture Planes” – complete with aircraft descriptions, tail numbers,and names of registered owners – described as “CIA front companies”. My reasons for doing so were quite simple: First,anyone traveling on one of these planes...
  • When a story is too good to be true; Red book liar says sorry.

    12/30/2005 1:53:38 PM PST · by Pikamax · 35 replies · 1,467+ views
    south coast today ^ | 12/30/05 | Bob Unger
    When a story is too good to be true The story of the UMass Dartmouth undergrad who lied about being questioned by agents for the Department of Homeland Security had everything. It played directly into the split between Red and Blue states. It was made for the Internet and Fox television and talk radio. And it was timed perfectly because of the firestorm that erupted two weeks ago when The New York Times broke the news that the Bush administration had authorized federal agents to monitor the telephone calls and e-mails of U.S. citizens calling abroad. Critics of the Bush...
  • Hillary Clinton Blasts Bush 'Spy' Program

    12/30/2005 10:27:00 AM PST · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 95 replies · 2,365+ views
    Newmax ^ | December 30, 2005 | Staff
    2008 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has finally broken her silence on the Bush administration National Security Agency program that conducts surveillance on suspected terrorists based in the U.S. - saying that she opposes spying on "Americans."
  • Left wing hypocrites

    12/30/2005 3:00:32 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 17 replies · 1,001+ views
    Townhall ^ | Dec. 29, 2005 | Linda Chavez
    Leak double-standards By Linda Chavez Dec 29, 2005 Within days of the leak of former CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity, Sen. Chuck Schumer was demanding a full-scale investigation into the incident, and others soon followed suit. So where are Sen. Schumer and his fellow Democrats in demanding a similar investigation and prosecution of a far more egregious leak of classified material involving the National Security Agency? Instead of demanding to know who leaked information that could jeopardize both sources and methods for intelligence gathering that will protect American lives, Democrats -- and some Republicans -- are busy accusing the president...
  • The Modern Equivalent of "Loose Lips Sink Ships"...

    12/28/2005 5:54:21 AM PST · by Democracy In Iraq · 1 replies · 219+ views
    Once again, we find ourselves in need of having to counter the left's wreckless behavior during wartime with bumper-sticker logic. I offer the suggestion below freely to anyone who wants to use it, or you can purchase the bumper sticker from CafePress...
  • ACLU Slams DOJ Investigation of NSA Whistleblower

    12/30/2005 12:04:58 PM PST · by Jay777 · 146 replies · 4,097+ views
    ACLU ^ | 12/30/2005
    NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union today sharply criticized a Justice Department investigation into the disclosure of an illegal National Security Agency domestic eavesdropping operation approved by President George W. Bush. In a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as well as two full-page advertisements in the New York Times, the ACLU has called for the appointment of a special counsel to determine whether President Bush violated federal wiretapping laws by authorizing illegal surveillance of domestic targets. The following statement can be attributed to ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero: "President Bush broke the law and lied to...
  • Letter from Senator Larry Craig concerning the USA PATRIOT Act.

    12/30/2005 11:53:53 AM PST · by Delphinium · 62 replies · 2,896+ views
    email | 11/23/05 | Senator Larry E. Craig
    Dear Fellow Idahoan: Over the past week, a lot of attention has been given to the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act, formally known as the "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act." Because it is an important issue, and I have been at the forefront of the debate, I want to take a moment of your time to give you the latest news. I have been working with members of both parties in the Senate and House of Representatives to address PATRIOT Act provisions that may allow federal investigators to monitor...
  • Top official fears Patriot Act loss will hurt FBI (ping)

    12/30/2005 11:20:58 AM PST · by Mikmur · 5 replies · 327+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/30 | mikmur
    Top official fears Patriot Act loss will hurt FBI Posted by Mikmur to KDD On News/Activism 12/29/2005 10:30:35 AM PST · 9 of 9 "My question to you is this... Whatever did Clinton do that kept us from another attack on us on his watch without him having a Patriot Act to protect us with." My answer is the obvious. Had the Patriot Act been in place and in use during Clintons' era, the open communication between the hijackers and Osama bin Laden would have been a tell-tale sign that something "major" was in the works. Take that away now,...
  • Justice Department Probing Domestic Spying Leak (Washington Post Investigated Too)

    12/30/2005 11:21:29 AM PST · by Jay777 · 47 replies · 1,670+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, December 30, 2005 | Dan Eggen
    The probe is the latest in a series of controversial investigations into leaks of classified information during the Bush administration, including the disclosure of a CIA agent's identity that has resulted in criminal charges against former vice presidential adviser I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. The Justice Department has also opened a probe into whether classified information was illegally disclosed to The Washington Post, which reported on a network of secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
  • Justice Department going after leakers! - Fox News

    12/30/2005 7:26:42 AM PST · by Pukin Dog · 1,224 replies · 46,012+ views
    Fox News
    Just announced on Fox News, the Justice Department is going to investigate leaks pertaining to Goverment Wiretapping and Security programs.
  • Prez owes NYTimes journos his gratitude

    12/30/2005 11:17:35 AM PST · by ncountylee · 29 replies · 1,999+ views
    jewishworldreview ^ | Dec. 30, 2005 | Tony Snow
    The White House Social Office needs to note right now, before anybody has a chance to forget, that it really must send flowers, chocolates and wall-sized Christmas cards (um, holiday cards) next year to James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times. The intrepid duo saved the Bush presidency recently by breaking news that the National Security Agency has been conducting surveillance of al-Qaida operatives abroad and their minions in the United States. The reporters noted that the agency monitored phone calls, e-mails and other electronic communications by means of sophisticated eavesdropping devices and even more sophisticated computers...
  • Did Clinton circumvent FISA during Elian Gonzales fiasco? (Vanity)

    12/27/2005 9:33:43 AM PST · by MonroeDNA · 29 replies · 1,134+ views
    12/27/05 | Self
    Just wondering, besides going around FISA during the investigation of Aldrich Ames, did the Clinton Administration go around FISA during the investigation and deportation of Elian Gonzales?
  • NSA Debate : Federalist Society : Rivkin v. Levy

    12/27/2005 12:29:52 PM PST · by Cboldt · 6 replies · 1,199+ views
    The Federalist Society ^ | December 27, 2005 | David B. Rivkin, Jr. & Robert Levy
    Below, two Federalist Society members (David B. Rivkin, Jr., partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker & Hostetler LLP, Contributing Editor to the National Interest and National Review magazines, and Member of the UN Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Robert Levy, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute) pose and then answer questions about the administration's policy on domestic surveillance. [In the coming days, rebuttals by each will be posted on this page.] We begin with five questions by David Rivkin, with answers by Bob Levy: Q1. Rivkin: Why can't the President's...
  • HEY DEMOCRATS! Ask these Americans what they think about wire taps on Al Qaeda?

    12/29/2005 5:15:02 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 78 replies · 2,726+ views