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New NSA Revelations
Stir Congressional Concern

Associated Press, by Kimberly Dozier

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/17/2013 4:24:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- New revelations from leaker Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency has overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008 are stirring renewed calls on Capitol Hill for serious changes to NSA spy programs, undermining White House hopes that President Barack Obama had quieted the controversy with his assurances of oversight. An internal audit provided by Snowden to The Washington Post shows the agency has repeatedly broken privacy rules or exceeded its legal authority every year since Congress granted it broad new powers in 2008.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 8/17/2013 6:42:46 AM     (No. 9478140)

Gosh, It´s a darn good thing this is just a phony scandal, eh Skippy??

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ynotnow, 8/17/2013 7:09:08 AM     (No. 9478165)

Stir Congressional Concerns?????

Does this mean we get to hear about another strongly worded letter, or maybe another meaningless investigation? People should be arrested and going to jail for this now!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 8/17/2013 7:15:36 AM     (No. 9478176)

Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange;

Patrick Henry, Nathan Hale, Samuel Thompson;


Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarret;

Benidict Arnold, Aaron Burr, General Charles Lee

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 8/17/2013 7:26:32 AM     (No. 9478190)

Their first mistake is involving a dunce like Feinstein in oversight and compliance. She doesn´t know an assault weapon from a fingernail clipper and certainly couldn´t distinguish misconduct from normal duties at NSA, even with on-site visits.

Barry Soetoro promising better oversight is as believable as a drunk´s "I love you" to a girl he´s trying to pick up at a bar.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 8/17/2013 7:42:20 AM     (No. 9478210)

"New NSA Revelations Stir Congressional Concern"

Stir??? Concern??? Are they kidding me? Snowden leaks out some of the real dirt and congress is just now up to the stir and concern stage? We need to get some folks off their behinds and replace "stir" with "triggers" and "concerns" with "impeachment hearings and criminal investigations".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Janjan, 8/17/2013 7:45:16 AM     (No. 9478219)

I would like to hear again from McCain, Graham, Christie, and all the other RINO´s who lectured us about how grateful we should be that our government is willing to spy on all of us in order to ´save lives´. Find the nearest mic guys...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: quegley, 8/17/2013 7:53:44 AM     (No. 9478232)

I wish someone in Congress would offer Snowden complete immunity to testify over the crap the NSA is doing. I´m not a big fan of Snowden, but someone has to know besides him, especially since Obozo has painted a big target on him. I think I would rather have a law breaker excused than a continual lawbreaker (NSA) rape me of my privacy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hotrod, 8/17/2013 8:23:37 AM     (No. 9478275)

When the congress learns who the primary targets of the spying was we may see some real stirring. The Washington D.C. area code was supposedly mistaken with the Egypt area code (computers and analysts don´t understand numbers, apparently), so whose communications were really intercepted?

Of course, we know how much we can trust this administration, based on it´s track record. I wonder who in the media might have been privvy to some choice transcripts?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/17/2013 8:25:34 AM     (No. 9478276)

Stir congressional concern? Puhleeze. Obama knows the Republicans better than they know themselves. He knows they are paper tigers. He knows they cower in the face of negative press by the media. He knows they are more concerned about the next election than actually exposing his administration. He knows there are RINO´s more concerned with maintaining the status quo than actually accomplishing something good for the country. Yep, Obama has their number and he is playing them like a fiddle. They have given him more confidence to continue his agenda than he ever had imagined. It is good to be king when you have republicans bowing and scraping and pretending to investigate.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: OhMy, 8/17/2013 8:30:50 AM     (No. 9478279)

More scary facts about the NSA can be learned by watching this 15 min video
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui3KpztUzVg ) an interview with Snowdon´s secure email provider. He shut down his own service which he likens to putting down a beloved pet and he will go to jail if he tells his subcribers or anyone why he shut it down. Meanwhile there are myriad examples of the same government which wants to snoop on everything citizens do is making it impossible for citizen watch dog groups to get any answers about the operations of the government. This is the opposite of what it should be. The government and all its agents should be wide open to public scrutiny with a presumption in favor of revealing everything while the public who´s decisions and actions only affect themselves should enjoy privacy and a presumption in favour of protecting that privacy. The corrupt supreme court gave lip service to privacy in promoting abortion in Roe V Wade. This makes a sick mockery of that ruling. The only privacy a citizen gets is when having sex and the gay lobby refuse to shut up about their sex and publicly flaunt it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nimby, 8/17/2013 8:43:25 AM     (No. 9478293)

Thanks Michigan! For electing another RINO by the name of MikevRogers, Who claims he knew about the audit and told us nothing to see folks, move along!!

I would like to see all the dirty laundry that NSA collected of these so called intelligence committee aired. We will then see how Feinstein and Rogers backtrack on their nonsense.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: peterfleming, 8/17/2013 8:46:53 AM     (No. 9478299)

All communist socialist fascist democrats, and all RINO soft communist socialist fascist republicans, cannot stand outsiders
like Snowden exposing their lies, their pretense, arousing endless questions about
citizens loss of privacy, under the ruse of giving up privacy for some kind of highly suspicious government security, Hitler style. Snowden is a citizen disrupter, the model of Henry Thoreau´s CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
A citizen who could not tolerate seeing the gross corruption running rampant in his government. Like Gert Wilders Ron Paul, Mark Levin, Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller Scott Walker, Snowden is surely risking his life for his beliefs and his need to expose the truth to the world.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/17/2013 9:05:06 AM     (No. 9478320)

Congress is merely “concerned” because they’re afraid to confront this lawless administration. They know, after all, that the NSA has been spying on them too, and their closets are too full of skeletons to risk becoming the target of a vindictive administration.

It’s the Chicago way, and no one does Chicago better than Obama’s crowd.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/17/2013 9:15:44 AM     (No. 9478340)

The post now calls Snowden a "leaker". I don´t know but they are getting mighty close to "whistle blower". This can´t make the RINOs and libs too happy. This network of spying, while Obama is constructing a standing army, worries the heck out of me.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/17/2013 9:29:49 AM     (No. 9478363)

"Assurances of oversight" are not reassuring at all with this President and this Congress. And really, what capacity to oversee do they really have? When it comes to modern computer and database mining technology none of them (even if they weren´t corrupt) has the ability to understand anything but what they are told by NSA. And NSA has clearly been hiding the depth and breadth of their surveillance.

Being in the world of "big data", I have previously pointed out the two factors that together are the real danger here: permanent possession of the multiple-sourced transaction databases by the government; and the unrestricted (i.e., without a warrant for a specific target) browsing and data mining of those databases. Therein lies the key to properly controlling this problem (if any Congresspersons or their aides are reading this).

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Reply 16 - Posted by: stryker714, 8/17/2013 9:37:03 AM     (No. 9478378)

This is amazing theatrics: The gov crafts a lie to the latest Snowden revelation, then when that lie is exposed they craft yet another and probably just cross their fingers hoping US citizens buy it. First it was "yeah but we didn´t listen in", now it´s, "the majority of the compliance incidents are unintentional". Oh sure, more of that dumb and dumber disposition. Too bad their credibility was shredded long ago but they keep on trying. ha ha.

The virtual slow Chinese water torture Obama must be experiencing over this is great-would love to see some more angry Obama photos as his derelict staff inform him of yet another Snowden revelation. Spin Obama spin.

Not buying the democrats being on this like white on rice. Watch for their "charge" to dissipate and disappear all together. It´s all for show.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 8/17/2013 10:06:14 AM     (No. 9478426)

I would think about 90% of the members of congress would be with us on this. Many of them are surely quite concerned about having a record of their communications out there. Most are hiding either the influence of a lobby, or an affair, or contact with a news reporter.
Any of which would be great blackmailing material to sway their future votes!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: save America, 8/17/2013 10:42:09 AM     (No. 9478480)

This would explain our congress.They either stupid or are being blackailed.Most likely both.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/17/2013 10:51:33 AM     (No. 9478497)

#4 gave you a click just for mentioning Charles Lee.

I wrote a paper about him sixty years ago. It was nearly impossible to find information. He was a non-person then and perhaps he still is. Down the memory hole.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/17/2013 11:00:50 AM     (No. 9478510)

Second post.

Unfortunately Congress can´t give Snowden immunity for his actions. There is plenty of evidence to convict him w/o using any testimony.

Like others I can no longer care about Congressional concerns. Or the "stirring" of them.

For every person in Congress who will act there are ten utterly useless bums who will dare nothing and do nothing.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/17/2013 11:42:09 AM     (No. 9478563)

Americans, including many conservatives, are reaping what was sown...and foretold. Gee, I got nothing to hide. Well, you had something to lose, called liberty. Where you going now to get that back? Call your member of Congress?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: gone2pot, 8/17/2013 12:03:36 PM     (No. 9478602)

What #22 said. Plus, Lincoln chalice drinker Peggy Noonan is concerned as well in the WSJ. Wow, who thought back in October, 2007 through November 2008 that a guy raised by Marxists, educated by Marxists, associated with Marxists and trained up by Marxists would institute new, groovy and cool forms of Marxism? Oh wait...I did and so did the likes of Beck, Rush, and others who were vilified for warning about this very issue among all the other issues. And now that it happens, "conservative" Republicans are "concerned ala Tom Daschle. That will take care of it. And we point at and blame LOFO´s? Perfect.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/17/2013 12:18:41 PM     (No. 9478621)

With all of the noise being made about the NSA and what it´s doing, my belief is that the Obozo people are use it to gather information on their "political enemies". Just like they are using the IRS and other governmental agencies. The only problem they have is that bits and pieces keep leaking out into the public domain. You can bet the farm that there are lots of people working overtime to hide all that is going on.

And no, I´m NOT a conspiracy nut.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/17/2013 2:06:56 PM     (No. 9478709)

Just ran into this and it ties into Obama´s spying. He´s been busy building his little army. Posse Comitatus as it relates to the US Military is dead. These guys answer to Obama and are just as well equipped as the military.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 8/17/2013 8:05:31 PM     (No. 9479034)

Can one be sad that some self named conservatives are ripping and tearing apart the only political identity that allows them and the Tea party to be members.
They are beginning to sound just like democrats but they can´t win a national election with only their cronies to back them..

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/17/2013 8:08:08 PM     (No. 9479038)

All of this is very highly classified. What you see Congress doing in public doesn´t deal with any of it and never will.

The Forty Committee is the body which goes into executive session to discuss or learn about such matters.

The short-cut to learning about all of it is to convince Obamugabe to unclassify it all.

Raging against Congress for not revealing it is nonsense.

Go rage aainst Obama. Go get your friends in Russia, China, France, Germany and Cuba to rage against him.

Don´t imagine we are distracted from the need for continued classiication for the greater part of the work NSA does.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 8/17/2013 8:48:07 PM     (No. 9479072)

Could the fruits of NSA spying have anything to do with Justice Roberts last minute Obamacare decision?

Just wondering.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: DiverDan, 8/17/2013 9:38:45 PM     (No. 9479102)

#3 -- "Does this mean we get to hear about another strongly worded letter, or maybe another meaningless investigation? People should be arrested and going to jail for this now!"

I believe you´re correct. With a divided Congress, a subservient press, and the Godfather´s consigliere, Eric Holder, the one who appoints a Special Prosecutor, we´re powerless for now.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/17/2013 10:33:12 PM     (No. 9479131)

FTA: Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said her committee had been notified of compliance problems - not by seeing the internal audit but through legally required reports to her committee.

"In all such cases, the incidents have been addressed by ending or adapting the activity," the California Democrat said in a statement." She added, "The committee has never identified an instance in which the NSA has intentionally abused its authority to conduct surveillance for inappropriate purposes."

Snowden keeps blowing the whistle and Dianne keeps saying that NSA has dutifully reported all inadvertent errors and made undisclosed changes in the program to prevent spying on citizens again. Is she truly that stupid? Are the Dems going to align with her?

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving

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