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House Democrats capitulate to pass a surveillance bill that further compromises our privacy and limits accountability of the government and telecoms. Will the Senate fight back?

A new book reveals the FBI Director's distinctive relationship with his publisher.

Post-cold war America is looking a lot like the former Soviet Union.

To build a fence on the US border with Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security seized land without trials or negotiations.

The GOP nominee favors unilateralism and "rogue state rollback."

The House stalemate with the White House over electronic surveillance creates a rare moment to reconsider an array of unconstitutional post-9/11 laws.

Democratic leaders are poised to validate Bush's illegal surveillance, giving up even more ground than their Republican colleagues did. Why?

As his fellow Democrats rush to pass the President's intelligence bill, Christopher Dodd stands his ground.

The Bush Administration once professed there were no body counts in its war on terror. But in the metrics-driven post-surge accounting in Iraq, it turns out it's been counting everything.

Now that telecommunications giants are shielded from lawsuits for warrantless spying, the Bush Administration is seeking to absolve them of past misdeeds.

Blogs

The leaked Department of Justice “white paper” attempts to justify the killing of American citizens, but what really has died is the rule of law.

February 6, 2013

Two breaking stories—a report on CIA secret detentions and the “white paper” on killing American citizens—incriminate the Obama administration before the confirmation hearings on Thursday.

February 5, 2013

As secretary of state, Clinton backed the Petraeus-CIA plan to go to war in Syria.

February 4, 2013

The documentary on covert operations around the world takes home the Cinematography award.

January 27, 2013

Droney the predator drone doesn't understand sex scandals.

November 20, 2012

Why doesn’t the United States seem to be capturing anyone anymore?

June 4, 2012

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011

Eliminating bad guys from the sky, even American citizens, confuses national security with a R-rated video game.

September 30, 2011

Dennis Blair opposes drones, but stays mum on victims.

August 15, 2011

Despite Obama’s claims that closing Guantanamo would take priority on his agenda as president, infamous Bush-era policies have quietly expanded under his administration. 

August 5, 2011