Rand Paul would not abolish the NSA
Does Rand Paul understand that the bulk records collection and all the other awful programs that people are objecting to are defended by the NSA and others as being activities “towards our enemies.”
It’s really hard to tell if he is naive or disingenuous.
Obama to Call for End to N.S.A.’s Bulk Data Collection
Under the proposal, they said, N.S.A. would end its systematic collection of data about Americans’ calling habits. The records would stay in the hands of phone companies, which would not be required to retain the data for any longer than they normally would. And the N.S.A. could obtain specific records only with permission from a judge, using a new kind of court order.
So lets see if congress can demand and get proper oversight. This assumes they can take a brief pause from voting to repeal Obamacare and so something useful.
The C.I.A. Torture Cover-Up
Ms. Feinstein’s accusations carry an additional weight and credibility because she has been a reliable supporter of the intelligence agencies and their expanded powers since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001
Can we investigate this rather than a hold a 51st vote on Obamacare and another fishing expedition on Benghazi? Why are the real scandals ignored by this congress while they fixate on phony issues?
Most of NSA’s data collection authorized by order Ronald Reagan issued
“In 1996, when (12333) was 15 years old, we said, ‘Gee, this probably ought to be revised.’ Now we’re more than 15 years after that,” said John Bellinger, a former legal adviser to the National Security Council during the presidency of George W. Bush. Still, the order hasn’t undergone any major change, “in part, because it’s so difficult and complex to change it,” he said.
If only a congressional law professor were able to talk to the president about executive orders.
Holder pressed on U.S. drug agency use of hidden data evidence
It would be nice if the GOP took a break from voting to repeal ObamaCare and spent some time investigating actual abuse in the justice department.