Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan tried to attach an amendment to the Department of Defense funding bill for 2014 which would have limited the government’s authority to collect our telephone records. The amendment failed but not by much; the episode highlights the debate. Continue reading
Part 3 of the continuing resolution followed by a history of Trailblazer and ThinThread, the NSA’s spying programs.
*Forward to 28:20 to hear the Trailblazer vs. Thinthread (NSA spying) story* Continue reading
We take a close look at the Violence Against Women Act re-authorization as the President signs it into law. We also look at the continuing resolution passed by the House, which funds defense while leaving the rest of the government in chaos. Continue reading
Congress returns from vacation, Dennis Cardoza (CA-18) resigns, President Obama continues the 9/11 State of Emergency, FISA is reauthorized, veterans benefits are held hostage, mining companies get a gift from Congress, solar power is attacked, and more from this week in Congress… Continue reading