June 1, 2014
by Julie Deisher
US President Barack Obama announced Saturday that prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl had been released into US custody in exchange for five detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. Bergdahl was the only confirmed US prisoner of war from the conflict in Afghanistan remaining in enemy custody. The Obama ...[read more]
April 5, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill on Friday that would have codified the rights of students to pray voluntarily in school and at school events. The bill would also codify students' right to organize prayer groups, clubs or events, to wear religious jewelry or clothing and to express ...[read more]
January 24, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
Prosecutors investigating allegations of a CIA secret prison in a Polish forest announced on Friday that they will be looking further into recent developments surrounding the so-called "black site." According to the Washington Post, two senior CIA officials were seen delivering cardboard boxes ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been heavily involved in the US government's targeted killing program through collaborations with the CIA in the use of drone strikes against terrorists abroad, according to a Washington Post report Wednesday. The report was based on review of documents ...[read more]
October 15, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging programs around the world in an attempt to combat terrorism or other criminal activity, according a Washington Post report Monday. The information about the collection came from senior ...[read more]
September 9, 2013
by Peter Snyder
According to a report released by the Washington Post Saturday, the Obama administration won permission from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency (NSA) use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails. The revelations ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Sarah Steers
Presidents have taken advantage of the constitutional power to make recess appointments since the first administration. According to a history of judicial appointments written by the Congressional Research Service, President George Washington appointed 12 federal court judges using the recess ...[read more]
August 16, 2013
by Endia Vereen
A 2012 internal audit released by the Washington Post on Thursday revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) broke numerous privacy laws since 2008. Congress approved the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act in 2008, granting the NSA broad authority to conduct surveillance of ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the NSA who leaked the NSA Power Point slides to the Washington Post and The Guardian, has been very open with the media regarding his background, education, work history and motives surrounding his leaking of NSA information. Snowden was born in Elizabeth, ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
PRISM is the code name given to a top-secret surveillance program run by the NSA. PRISM was established to gather information through a variety of digital means, mainly by targeting foreign individuals through internet-based organizations. The full extent of what exactly PRISM does is not entirely ...[read more]

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