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Published on Jan 14, 2014
Drug Enforcement Administration agents and Justice Department officials met in secret over 50 times with members of a Mexican drug cartel, according to an investigative report by a Mexican news agency. . . . from description published with video.
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Published on Dec 20, 2012
The US Senate has the opportunity to hear discussion before a vote on renewing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, but they might not even bother. Although reauthorizing FISA and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA) would allow the government to warrantlessly wiretap the emails and phones of millions of Americans, one Republican senator has asked his colleagues on Capitiol Hill to approve the bill without debate. Will Congress skip discussions in order to renew FISA for another five years? Liz Wahl speaks with RT producer Adriana Usero about what the FISA vote means for personal privacy in the US.
Michael Mayday, Staff Writer
Privacy advocates point to latest DC scandal as evidence of growing problem
The continuing turmoil surrounding David Petraeus’s sexual escapades with biographer Paula Broadwell has privacy-rights activists crying foul. Not over Petraeus’s affair, but over how seemingly easy it is for the FBI to gain access to multiple private email accounts without a warrant, and to do so for relatively insignificant reasons.
from the Guardian (UK)
FBI’s abuse of the surveillance state is the real scandal needing investigation
Tuesday 3 November 2012 09.46 EST
That the stars of America’s national security establishment are being devoured by out-of-control surveillance is a form of sweet justice
The Petraeus scandal is receiving intense media scrutiny obviously due to its salacious aspects, leaving one, as always, to fantasize about what a stellar press corps we would have if they devoted a tiny fraction of this energy to dissecting non-sex political scandals (this unintentionally amusing New York Times headline from this morning – “Concern Grows Over Top Military Officers’ Ethics” – illustrates that point: with all the crimes committed by the US military over the last decade and long before, it’s only adultery that causes “concern” over their “ethics”). Nonetheless, several of the emerging revelations are genuinely valuable, particularly those involving the conduct of the FBI and the reach of the US surveillance state. . . . Read Complete Report
David Petraeus Scandal: Truth Behind Resignation, Paula Broadwell
Published on Nov 11, 2012
David Kerley, Reena Ninan investigate CIA chief’s relationship with biographer
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Published on Oct 19, 2012
Washington DC is considered to be the symbol of American power and freedom. However as the saying goes – the District has a long history of taxation without representation. DC residents have no members representing them in either the House or the Senate and yet they pay their taxes like everyone else and in many cases much higher taxes. RT’s Liz Wahl looks at how this works and how the people feel about it