Paul vows to return to Capitol Hill on Sunday to block bill, end NSA spying

Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul says he’ll try to block last-ditch efforts Sunday to renew NSA and other anti-terrorist and surveillance programs. “I will force the expiration of the NSA illegal spy program,” Paul, also a 2016 presidential candidate, said Saturday. “I am ready and willing to start the debate on how we fight terrorism …

The DEA Once Turned A 14-Year-Old Into A Drug Kingpin. Welcome To The War On Drugs

Posted: 10/24/2014 10:47 am EDT Nick Wing Become a fan [email protected]   This is the second part of a two-part series. Read part one here. Americans spent approximately $100 billion a year on illegal drugs between 2000 and 2010, according to a 2012 report published by the RAND corporation. Part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's …

What was the secret Air Force space plane’s mission? Five theories (+video)

After nearly two years orbiting Earth, the U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane landed in California. What was the mysterious spacecraft doing in while in orbit? By Elizabeth Howell, LiveScience October 17, 2014 Mysterious 'space Plane' Lands In California After spending nearly two years in orbit on a secret mission, the U.S. Air Force's mysterious …

Probable Cause: Linchpin of the 4th Amendment

    Except for the definition and mechanism of proving treason, no area of the Constitution addressing the rights of all persons when the government is pursuing them is more specific than the Fourth Amendment. The linchpin of that specificity is the requirement that the government demonstrate probable cause to a judge as a precondition …

Ukraine: Obama’s invasions, 9-11 and mass media control

The coup d'état in Ukraine and its aftermath as well all of the events leading up to it are proving even to the casual thinking observer that the western corporate controlled media has lost any semblance of even a pretense at being fair, balanced and reasonable. News is about presenting facts and those facts are …

Has U.S. started an Internet war?

By Bruce Schneier, Special to CNN updated 10:46 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2013 Editor's note: Bruce Schneier is a security technologist and author of "Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive." (CNN) -- Today, the United States is conducting offensive cyberwar actions around the world. More than passively eavesdropping, we're penetrating …

Anger swells after NSA phone records collection revelations

    Senior politicians reveal that US counter-terrorism efforts have swept up personal data from American citizens for years • NSA taps in to internet giants' systems to mine user data, secret files reveal   The scale of America's surveillance state was laid bare on Thursday as senior politicians revealed that the US counter-terrorism effort …