The war over executive branch wiretapping is continuing, though there's one front where the executive branch appears to be losing: wiretapping congressmen. The Washington Post reported January 18 that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the executive branch appeal in a congressional bribery case.
House Republicans vowing to reform a number of items are turning their attention to the United Nations, preparing to continue an already long-raging battle on Capitol Hill over the financial cost of American involvement in the organization. As it stands now, the United States finances about 22 percent of the total budget of the United Nations.
Laptop seizures are a growing menace in America today and it's not about your computer software having a stroke. It's about the Department of Homeland Security, without warrant or even "reasonable suspicion," (aka "probable cause") seizing computers, cell phones, Blackberries and other electronic properties from Americans returning to their "homeland."