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Senate will finally move on NSA reforms, but the discussion over spying is just beginning

The Senate appears to be taking steps to reform the National Security Agency's unconstitutional domestic spying programs. The National Journal reports that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has filed for cloture on the stronger version of the USA FREEDOM Act introduced in July by Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT).

11/13/2014
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Constitutionality of National Security Letters in Question

A challenge to the FBI’s use of National Security Letters (NSL) to obtain information on customers from service providers was heard in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday.

10/10/2014
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NSA collects significantly more data on non-targets than actual targets

A recent Washington Post investigation has made its rounds across major U.S. news outlets, revealing more information about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) massive surveillance efforts. Fears of privacy rights activists are further confirmed by the study, which used intercepted intelligence attained by whistleblower Edward Snowden to show that the NSA gathers significantly more data from non-targets than legitimately sanctioned national security targets:

07/09/2014
Georgia Takes Back Some Academic Freedom
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Georgia Takes Back Some Academic Freedom

In Georgia, academic freedom is a mixed bag. Legislators in that state have accepted Common Core standards, which gives the federal government unprecedented control over testing standards in individual states. As one of 22 states in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers,  they handed over some of their local control to federal overseers. However, Georgia took steps this week to maintain some level autonomy. 

07/23/2013
The FreedomCast - Episode 59 - ObamaCare's Massive Data Hub with John Fund
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The FreedomCast - Episode 59 - ObamaCare's Massive Data Hub with John Fund

On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, columnist John Fund joins me to discuss the unprecedented move to consolidate all your private financial and health information in the ObamaCare database and why the rush to employ over 175,000 community organizers should alarm you. 

07/23/2013
The FreedomCast - Episode 54 - The CFPB's Data Collection May Be Worse Than the NSA's
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The FreedomCast - Episode 54 - The CFPB's Data Collection May Be Worse Than the NSA's

On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, John Berlau joins me to discuss data collection at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, why this unelected bureaucracy is a stealth intrusion into your private financial dealings and how its leader, Richard Cordray was appointed unconstitutionally.  Related links:

07/10/2013