NSA scandal

GOP: NSA Chief Must be Fired

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

James Sensenbrenner demanded that Eric Holder investigate the NSA’s top intelligence official, James Clapper, for lying to Congress, saying that he wasn’t honest when he denied the gov't was collecting phone records.

Paul Joins Dems to Wrangle NSA

Paul Lewis and Dan Roberts, The Guardian

Rand Paul joined three Dem senators in introducing legislation that is "the most comprehensive bipartisan intelligence reform proposal since the [Snowden] disclosures of last June."

NSA Shares US Data W/ Israel

Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian

NSA routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided by Edward Snowden reveals.

NSA Violated Court-Ordered Rules

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

The Administration released previously classified documents showing that NSA employees routinely accessed a phone-records database without approval and misled a secret court on their actions.

NSA Subverted Online Privacy Tools

Brendan Sasso, The Hill

The NSA has successfully cracked many of the tools that people use to protect their online privacy, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

NSA Spy Powers Much Broader

Siobhan Gorman and Jennifer Valentino-Devries, Wall Street Journal

New details show that NSA's surveillance programs cover 75% of the nation's traffic and can snare emails.

Snowden: NSA Targeted Reporters

Jonathan Easely, The Hill

Edward Snowden accused the NSA of targeting reporters who wrote critically about the government after 9/11. He warned that it was “unforgivably reckless” for journalists to use unencrypted emails.

Christie v. Rand Old Party

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

“It’s the tax-and-spend liberal wing of the Republican Party,” said Paul. “They’re all for blowing stuff up, for getting involved in wars, but they’re not too concerned with fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.”

Justin Amash's Revolution

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

The Michigan Repub’s unlikely coalition almost defies the NSA—and the Washington establishment.

Republican Leaders in Denial about Lies Behind Obama’s Surveillance State

Until the Republicans' Capitol Hill leadership pulls its head out of the sand and stops buying the lies they are being fed by the Obama administration, or better yet, they are replaced by principled limited government constitutional conservatives like Rep. Justin Amash and Senator Rand Paul, the surveillance state is going to continue to grow and our privacy and liberty will continue to be diminished.

48 Alarming Facts That Tell Us America Has Become a Gigantic Prison: The First 11

In the first of a four part series on the surveillance state writer Ben Hart outlines 48 facts about how the U.S. government now tracks, monitors, records, and stores most of your activities and communications. Arguing that in this surveillance state you have no privacy anymore Hart claims this has led to a society where you must be very careful what you say, even what to think . . . because whatever you say, write, or even think can (and probably will) be used against you.

Amash Rattles Obama’s Surveillance State

In addition to actually curtailing the extra-constitutional actions of the Obama NSA – if it passes – the great benefit of Justin Amash’s amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014 will be to put every Member of the House on the record with regard to the Obama NSA’s overreach.

Amash Fighting Big Brother NSA

Rep. Justin Amash’s principled stand for liberty and privacy is in stark contrast to the House Republican leadership who have largely ignored the illegal and unconstitutional acts of the Obama security apparatus in favor of a “security at any cost” attitude toward the NSA's domestic surveillance program.

More Snowden Leaks?

Arthur Bright, Christian Science Monitor

Snowden has "thousands of documents" that are "basically the manual for how the NSA is built."

Snowden: Microsoft Plotted W/ NSA, FBI

Reuters Staff

Per a Snowden-leaked document and Guardian report, Microsoft lied about not helping the NSA get citizens' info.

We Should All Share Edward Snowden’s Worst Fear

Senator Rand Paul has the right idea about Snowden, noting that while Edward Snowden told the truth about government surveillance, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied to Congress. Contact your Senators (U.S. Capitol: 1-866-220-0044) and urge him/her to support Rand Paul’s S. 1121 bill, the “Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013.”

Snowden's Dad: Leaks Protected by Constitution

Ralph Z. Hallow, The Washington Times

The NSA leaker’s dad is angered over his son's disclosures while also disillusioned with government.

Putin to Snowden: Stop Hurting U.S.

Josh Peterson, Daily Caller

“I know that this kind of statement sounds strange from me,” Putin said. No kidding.

We Just Don’t Trust the Government

Scott Rasmussen, GOP USA

The government must change its behavior in order to earn the trust of the people it serves.

Paul And Mulvaney: Government Must Err On The Side Of Privacy

We agree with Senator Rand Paul and Representative Mick Mulvaney and urge www.conservativehq.com readers to contact their Representative and Senators (the Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to urge them to back efforts to enact strict, specific language in law that explicitly prevents the government from overreaching in matters of electronic surveillance in the guise of protecting national security -- such as Senator Paul's “Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013."