With less than a week left of Obama’s presidency, a coalition of organizations has collected more than a million signatures on a petition urging Obama to issue a full pardon to Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who revealed the size and scope of the surveillance conducted by the NSA and other federal agencies. Snowden fled the country and has lived in exile in Russia since May of 2013. If pardoned, he could return to American soil a hero to many.

President-elect Donald Trump has named former Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) to lead the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Before retiring from Congress last year, Coats served on the Senate Intelligence Committee. He is also an unapologetic surveillance hawk who wrote an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal condemning Ed Snowden and defending the surveillance state.

The Department of Homeland Security has declared the nation’s electoral systems “critical infrastructure,” potentially giving the federal government control over the electoral process.

With his radical background with communist groups and his far-left voting record, California Governor Brown's pick for attorney general, Xavier Becerra, should be a shoo-in.

Under an unconstitutional 1906 law, President Obama has set a new record for federal land and water seizures, claiming acreage equivalent to more than triple the size of Texas.

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