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Edward Snowden leaks documents
showing thousands of breaches
of NSA privacy rules

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/16/2013 4:32:22 AM

The former CIA contractor, who is currently in Russia with temporary asylum, handed over an internal audit and other top-secret documents detailing the illegal behaviour. Most of the infractions involved unauthorised surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by law and executive order, The Washington Post said. They ranged from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of US emails and telephone calls, it said. The Post said the documents it obtained were part of a trove of materials provided to the paper by Mr Snowden

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/16/2013 4:45:42 AM     (No. 9476527)

Aha...so the source of this revelation is in fact Snowden. One would have hoped that something this important would have been revealed by Congress or other governmental body auditing such activities.

I don´t care what anybody says, this guy is a hero. There is no way anybody would ever have known any of this if he hadn´t done it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/16/2013 5:47:07 AM     (No. 9476542)

Is this article really saying that the NSA spying on Americans was unintended?

The embassy closings debacle was to help make NSA look necessary and it turned out to be a nothingburger.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/16/2013 6:40:53 AM     (No. 9476572)

Typo errors...like anymore believes that one.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/16/2013 6:52:15 AM     (No. 9476580)

It is being presented on TV at this hour as if the NSA revealed this information, no mention of Snowden.The article states the NSA also tried to cover the extent and detail of this audit from Congressional oversight and the FISA court. The NSA is a rogue agency.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/16/2013 7:36:22 AM     (No. 9476621)

I guess the consequence of WHOLESALE SPYING is that you end up spying on thousands of people you should not have been spying on.

Oh well.

/s

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Really?, 8/16/2013 7:53:47 AM     (No. 9476637)

Notice that AP has its focus on 2008.....of course.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Deedo, 8/16/2013 8:04:48 AM     (No. 9476654)

What are the chances that both the Chinese and Russian governments _did not_ immediately make copies of the 4 laptops carried by Snowden? I´d say more than pretty slim. This is the true disaster about this episode.

The NSA is probably going to have switch up its methods because of this disclosure.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/16/2013 8:16:49 AM     (No. 9476669)

Most likely the greater part of Snoweden´s treasure trove consisted of foreign communications, particularly those involving agents abroad in the United States.

This other stuff was dumped in there and selectively revealed to make it look like the US was doing the spying and not the other guys.

Snowden fans have still done nothing to convince any of us that they´re pro-American and not also, themselves, involved in espionage against this country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chance_232, 8/16/2013 8:36:53 AM     (No. 9476685)

But.....but.....but....we were JUST assured in the past few days that there were safe guards in place specifically to prevent this!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: alecto2, 8/16/2013 8:38:16 AM     (No. 9476688)

"Snowden fans have still done nothing to convince any of us that they´re pro-American and not also, themselves, involved in espionage against this country. "

Fatuous comment.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: wtm, 8/16/2013 8:44:16 AM     (No. 9476699)

The PROBLEM I have with this, is that they are showing that "Unconstitutional" searches of this data has happened "Unintentionally" !

What happens when someone like Lois Lerner works there and has "access" to this data ????

This data should not be there to allow the Unconstitutional breaches to happen !!!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 8/16/2013 8:48:22 AM     (No. 9476706)

Still not sure what to think of this guy, but the phrase "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" keeps running thru my head.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: steveracer, 8/16/2013 8:55:12 AM     (No. 9476715)

The NSA was spying on everybody except the guy right under their nose, Snowden. Someone has to explain the internal security laspe that permitted Snowden to access classified data and transfer that data to a personal memory stick, and to do so for a long period of time. No security admin in NSA caught onto this?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: stryker714, 8/16/2013 9:12:48 AM     (No. 9476732)

Some politician said Snowden did wrong and should have gone through the chain of command. Oh sure, and give them time to scrub and conjure up plausible deniability. Oh of course it was a area code mix up of 202 DC, a complete mistake, lol. Once the voyeurs were hooked, they kept mainlining the eavesdropping, like listening in to US troops overseas talk to their girlfriends at home. Oh yeah that really is proactive steps against terrorism. So we are still waiting to learn why they didn´t stop the Boston Bombings. Now even liberal Oliver Stone appropriately named Obama a snake over this.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: thelmalou, 8/16/2013 9:22:27 AM     (No. 9476749)

Based on the mindset of government bureaucrats and the competence level we see in government entities like the USPS, the IRS, et al, my guess is that it´s way worse than we could imagine.

Prediction: If the stink gets bad enough, an announcement will be made that the NSA is being disbanded and reformed into a new, shiny, not-the-NSA agency. And nothing will change.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: woodsman, 8/16/2013 9:30:18 AM     (No. 9476769)

I´m with #1 on this....Snowden is a hero - perhaps unintentionally, but the NSA activity has been shown to be increasingly brazen and increasingly illegal..I´m glad it was exposed

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Reply 17 - Posted by: tnorling, 8/16/2013 9:34:45 AM     (No. 9476784)

Righto. You don´t have to like Snowden or his methods to appreciate the result.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 8/16/2013 9:43:39 AM     (No. 9476803)

Snowden deserves jail. If you admire his martyrdom, that´s fine. He did have other channels to make his revelations. And he did take an oath, though modern rationalization says "yeah, but" for everything.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: peterfleming, 8/16/2013 9:45:54 AM     (No. 9476807)

At the risk of all future comfort, at the risk of his own life, he exposed a secret government operation monster. He created the ultimate example of Thoreau´s CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. It´s good enough to be a spy thriller movie fleeing assassination endlessly, like Bourne, all over Europe.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/16/2013 9:47:05 AM     (No. 9476809)

The most unnerving aspect of this affair is the realization that we no longer have privacy...period. Everyone is spying on all of us. Even the apps that we download say up front they will have access to all your accounts, passwords, and can make changes to those accounts. Wow. Goggle is doing very detailed remapping of every inhabited inch of this country. Be ever vigilant my friends.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 8/16/2013 9:55:55 AM     (No. 9476832)

To me Snowden is a hero. He had the guts to challenge this corrupt government. If you #7 like what is happening here in the US, then you will not have a problem living in a socialist society. What is happening with the US government is corruption on steroids!!!!!!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Hotrod, 8/16/2013 9:59:09 AM     (No. 9476840)

I think that there may be a lot more to this than we have heard yet. The NSA supposedly mistook the Washington D.C. area code for the Egypt area code (I guess the computers and analysts are stupid.)

That would make a convenient excuse for spying on certain politicians and political organizations in D.C. Especially Republicans and other conservative groups, lobbyists, etc. Romney´s election campaign?

The NSA has a necessary function but the problem is lack of trust of the administration. The justice department has shown that anything goes with this administration.

This could surpass Watergate. There needs to be some serious investigation into this issue.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: patrick28nov45, 8/16/2013 10:18:30 AM     (No. 9476870)

My name is Patrick. I am on the back side of 60 years old. I live a relatively quiet life where I love to go to church, love to sing with my barbershop quartet buddies and have many friends in little LDS community where I live. I am not at all worried about my government spying on me. HOWEVER, if I ever ran for congress or the senate all that would change. All of my phone calls, emails, tax records, internet downloads etc. would be at their disposal for opposition research. I know for certain they would do it. Some corrupt government we have here!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: anonymous, 8/16/2013 10:22:51 AM     (No. 9476873)

The NSA would be fine if it was run by people whom you could actually trust. That´s the problem with government-run organizations - they are only as good as the people who run them. You can have the most corrupt people in government and they could do whatever they want, directing these organizations to furnish the government´s political agenda. This appears to have happened with the Obama administration.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/16/2013 10:24:40 AM     (No. 9476877)

If the NSA, and thus the US Government, is going to treat all American citizens as suspects then I darn well expect them to enforce the laws and arrest someone like a Nidal Hassan so as to prevent the massacre of 14 innocents at Ft. Hood, and not be PC and protect Muslims or others that the US Govt favors.

No, this program is dssigned or morphed into something not to protect us but to harass us.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: stevendm, 8/16/2013 10:43:29 AM     (No. 9476918)

#23, You sound like my mother, except she is 85.

You say you do not mind the government spying on you. Would you change your mind if you called in an order for pizza which was detected by the government and your medical insurance premiums increased because of poor health choices? Think it couldn´t happen? Think again.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/16/2013 10:44:13 AM     (No. 9476922)

"Snowden fans???!" And all that follows in that sentence are deeply offensive, Sir, and definitely not in keeping with the tenor of comments on this site.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 8/16/2013 10:45:11 AM     (No. 9476925)

"And he did take an oath, though modern rationalization says "yeah, but" for everything."

Nazi´s took oathes too.

The only oath that has any weight is that which is taken to the Constitution, certainly not to any particular government agency. Revealing unconsstitutional actions by a government agency IS paying fielty to that oath.



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Reply 29 - Posted by: woodsman, 8/16/2013 10:46:17 AM     (No. 9476930)

Other channels #18? Ask Michael Hastings and Andrew Breitbart about other channels - these folks play for keeps

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/16/2013 11:00:07 AM     (No. 9476955)

Snowden tried your ´other channels´ #18. They were only interested in damage control for Obama. They knew and did not care how damaging all the illegal spying is to our Country.

Mega Dittos to #10.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Calico Al, 8/16/2013 11:32:30 AM     (No. 9477017)

The way our GOP leaders are acting, you have to wonder if there is information about them in these docs?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Steph_gray, 8/16/2013 11:42:26 AM     (No. 9477039)

Good guess #15.

They could use the acronym ACORN.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/16/2013 12:01:01 PM     (No. 9477079)

Secrecy Begets Tyranny - Robert A. Heinlein

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Reply 34 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/16/2013 12:04:13 PM     (No. 9477092)

I´m guessing NSA´s spying in the Arab world isn´t paying off the way our President thought it would. Remember all those Arab Spring´s where we supported their revolution with military arms and money. Turns out those people really were all terrorists, something everyone knew, but only the White House embraced, and of course NSA and other corrupted agencies.

Probably NSA should have provided more foresight on world wide terrorism, instead they seem to have more interest in what American citizens are doing. Are we engaging in unconstitutional behavior like writing on this subject and therefor a threat to the peeping Tom folks.

When I read that recycle bins are registering cell phones walking by, and police car cameras are reading and recording all license plates they cruise by, I think I see a revolution in our future. Whatever you think of Snowden, good or bad, he has brought a lot of this spying on American citizens to light, especially by government agencies sworn to protect you, not violate you privacy and trust for political or control purposes.

Our government is corrupt and out of control. Keep leaking Snowden, it is interesting reading, and revealing about a once proud government run amok.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/16/2013 12:47:39 PM     (No. 9477166)

One more comment.

I fully understand the difficulty many of our wise L-Dotters have in accepting the claim that Snowden is a hero. He did in fact break the law. Some of the information revealed did in fact help our enemies. And he sought asylum with one of our enemies.

Having said that, suppose YOU had been the one who discovered a massive, clearly unconstitutional surveillance of every US citizen. What channel would you have used to get the truth out? Do you, today, trust ANYONE in Congress? The Justice Department? The courts? Exactly what venue would you have chosen and where would you go to assure your safety until your revelations were fully vetted?

No. This was needed. And he has done a great service to us all.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Marzon, 8/16/2013 12:53:16 PM     (No. 9477172)

Holder´s DOJ will launch a detailed investigation as soon as they are done investigating the Rodeo clown.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/16/2013 1:52:35 PM     (No. 9477279)

#10 ~ silly?

Hmm, guy looks like a combination commercial spy AND double agent.

May I suggest you are remarkably gullible.

At the same time the DATA SOURCES for virtually all of the meta data are created by communications common carriers.

So, given that this guy did his spying working for Dell, how much of his data was acquired from, e.g. Dell contracts with common carriers, and how much of it was acquired from NSA.

You have no idea.

Or do you.

BTW, I´m always polite with commies and anti-Americans. Not worth getting mad at ´em.

Feel those polite rays coming your way?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/16/2013 2:04:15 PM     (No. 9477300)

On a lighter note...

If Snowden leaks...
not a problem.

If Weiner leaks...
problem.

Uh-oh.
Houston, we have a problem.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/16/2013 2:14:52 PM     (No. 9477316)

Imagine how secure our medical records will be!!!

Just saw a replay of BO on Leno asserting that he has put in all sorts of safe-guards to make sure the NSA´s activities remain circumscribed and carefully monitored. right.

Let´s face it, the Left is made up of Triple-A control freaks who think that Orwell and Thomas More and Aldous Huxley and, hey, Plato himself, had the right idea: an elite ruling class controlling every single detail of everyone´s lives --for their own good, of course!

They have tried it before (USSR, East Bloc countries, e.g.) and are still engaged in it, like the NoKos.

This is how totalitarians operate. They also always promise some sort of utopia. They ALWAYS must resort to compulsion and brutality, eventually, because most people do want to live their own lives, to have freedom, to NOT have some Authoritarian telling them what to do, how to think, whether to think, how many children they can have, or whether they may have any at all, what medical procedures they may or may not have, etc etc etc

In this age of voyeuristic technology, young people don´t seem overly concerned. They are ignorant of the most gruesome realities of communist and fascist regimes.

They have not been raised to think of their bodies as sacred, that modesty is a good thing. Maybe it should be celebrated when we hear a child assert, "You´re not the boss of me!"

Soon our cars will be outfitted with "black boxes" so that we will not be able to escape... not with drones above. This sort of control was only dreamed about by communist overlords.

We can not wink at the evil doings of the NSA in the service of an increasingly anti-Constitutional regime.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/16/2013 5:55:44 PM     (No. 9477629)

(Don´t take this wrong on the surface-) Snowden is the "dipstick" measuring how deep the Øbama Administration is in septic tank contents. It just keeps getting deeper every time it is shoved in.

I wonder what kind of perfume Øbama will smear around this time to try to cover up his stink?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 8/16/2013 7:41:08 PM     (No. 9477758)

This news sure explains Snowden´s determination to give up his lifestyle and bring out the truth. I figured there had to be a reason why he was so dogged determined to flee.

Where are Senator McConnell´s and Representative Boehner´s reactions and their plan for launching an impeachment proceeding against Obie et al for authorizing this unlawful activity?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Japanorama, 8/16/2013 9:22:51 PM     (No. 9477870)

Traitors no longer traitors.
Spies no longer spies.
Presidents no longer presidents.
Lies no longer lies.

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In 1925, Rudyard Kipling wrote an uncharacteristically restrained and sombre short story called The Gardener. It tells of a woman’s search for her illegitimate son, who goes missing in action on the Western Front. After the Armistice, she learns that he has been killed, and is buried in a military cemetery. Arriving there, she finds a man planting flowers in the earth and asks him where she might find her “nephew”. The man looks at her “with infinite compassion,” and tells her “Come with me, and I will show you where your son lies”. As she leaves the graveyard, she



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White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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