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What the NSA Does With the Data It Isn't Allowed to Keep

The rules surrounding what information must be destroyed remain shrouded in secrecy. By what right?<p>Reuters<p>In the latest scoop on NSA surveillance at <i>The Guardian</i>, Glenn Greenwald and James Ball post two different documents leaked to them by Edward Snowden. One concerns "minimization …

Obama Says His FBI Nominee Will Respect Your Privacy

"I'm confident that Jim will be a leader who understands how to keep America safe and stay true to our founding ideals no matter what the future may bring."<p>WASHINGTON — President Obama officially announced his pick for director of the FBI Friday, saying his nominee James Comey is ready to protect …

A life sentence … for pot?

U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter is on a quest to lock up pot growers — despite his state’s medical marijuana law<p>In March of 2011, federal agents in hazmat suits -- guns brandished and sirens blaring -- raided dozens of marijuana greenhouses and dispensaries in Montana, and arrested citizens who were …

Obama nominates 2 to FEC

President Barack Obama will nominate Lee Goodman and Ann Ravel to the Federal Election Commission — a small victory for campaign finance reform advocates who have cited the expired terms of all six sitting commissioners as a reason for continued deadlock on campaign fiance issues.<p>Goodman, a partner …