On most issues, Oregon Senate Democrat Ron Wyden is predictably progressive. But not when it comes to the dangers of the surveillance state. In a remarkable speech he ripped it apart.

"When's the last time a president put out an emergency statement against an amendment?" Rep. Justin Amash tweeted late Tuesday night in reference to Obama's response to Amash's amendment to cut the funding of the NSA's massive collection of citizens' phone records. "The Washington elites fear liberty. They fear you," he added.



A U.S. intelligence official affirmed Friday that the NSA will continue to collect phone records of millions of Americans.


A federal judge in Washington, D.C., Friday sharply challenged the Obama administration's claim that the president's decision to target Americans overseas for killing by drone strikes may not be subject to judicial review.


Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) calls on the Senate to ratify the ATT, claiming the UN gun grab does nothing to affect the right to keep and bear arms. By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

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