October12014
think-progress:


The American Civil Liberties Union obtained a series of internal papers from intelligence agencies including the NSA and Defense Intelligence Agency detailing how integral Reagan’s 1981 order is to the NSA’s current surveillance program. The order broadly allows the government to collect data from any company that is believed to have ties to foreign organizations. It also complicates the path forward for intelligence reforms in Congress.
Previous reports acknowledge the order’s use as a foundation for some of the NSA’s surveillance programs such as gaining backdoor access to tech companies’ data centers. But the new documents, which were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the ACLU and other civil liberties advocates filed just before Edward Snowden’s leaks to the media, show Executive Order 12333 is the “primary source” authority when it comes to the NSA’s foreign spy programs.

Wasn’t Reagan the president that said “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives?”

think-progress:

The American Civil Liberties Union obtained a series of internal papers from intelligence agencies including the NSA and Defense Intelligence Agency detailing how integral Reagan’s 1981 order is to the NSA’s current surveillance program. The order broadly allows the government to collect data from any company that is believed to have ties to foreign organizations. It also complicates the path forward for intelligence reforms in Congress.

Previous reports acknowledge the order’s use as a foundation for some of the NSA’s surveillance programs such as gaining backdoor access to tech companies’ data centers. But the new documents, which were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the ACLU and other civil liberties advocates filed just before Edward Snowden’s leaks to the media, show Executive Order 12333 is the “primary source” authority when it comes to the NSA’s foreign spy programs.

Wasn’t Reagan the president that said “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives?”

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9AM
liberalsarecool:

You want to protect your body and your health care decisions from Republicans, not to mention their “definitions of rape” misogyny?
Vote Blue.

liberalsarecool:

You want to protect your body and your health care decisions from Republicans, not to mention their “definitions of rape” misogyny?

Vote Blue.

(via counterregressive)

September302014

fortheloveofgop:

"Ayn Rand: How Is She Still a Thing?" from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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September262014
September252014

micdotcom:

This may not have been the best time to paint Obama as an abusive boyfriend, Republicans

A new Republican ad called “Dating Profile” paints Obama as the bad, abusive boyfriend in an attempt to woo female voters. What could go wrong with that analogy?

"In 2008, I fell in love," the actress in the video says. "His online profile made him seem so perfect. Smart, handsome, charming, articulate, all the right values. I trusted him. … By 2012, our relationship was in trouble. But I stuck with him because he promised he’d be better."

The whole premise of this is degrading and sexist | Follow micdotcom 

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September112014
poliscrutiny101:

BREAKING: Senate Republicans just voted to kill the Democracy for All amendment which would restrict corporations and billionaires from buying elections. At least we know who they really represent. Here is a list of their names, spread the…ir SHAME and LIKE our page US Uncut: Lamar Alexander, Tennessee  Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire John Barrasso, Wyoming  Roy Blunt, Missouri  John Boozman, Arkansas  Richard Burr, North Carolina  Saxby Chambliss, Georgia  Daniel Coats, Indiana  Tom Coburn, Oklahoma  Thad Cochran, Mississippi  Susan Collins, Maine  Bob Corker, Tennessee  John Cornyn, Texas  Mike Crapo, Idaho 1 Ted Cruz, Texas Mike Enzi, Wyoming  Deb Fischer, Nebraska  Jeff Flake, Arizona  Lindsey Graham, South Carolina  Chuck Grassley, Iowa  Orrin Hatch, Utah  Dean Heller, Nevada John Hoeven, North Dakota  James Inhofe, Oklahoma Johnny Isakson,  Mike Johanns, Nebraska  Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Mark Kirk, Illinois Mike Lee, Utah  Mitch McConnell, Kentucky  Jerry Moran, Kansas Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Rand Paul, Kentucky  Rob Portman, Ohio  Jim Risch, Idaho Pat Roberts, Kansas  Marco Rubio, Florida Tim Scott, South Carolina  Jeff Sessions, Alabama Richard Shelby, Alabama  John Thune, South Dakota Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania  David Vitter, Louisiana #getmoneyout

poliscrutiny101:

BREAKING: Senate Republicans just voted to kill the Democracy for All amendment which would restrict corporations and billionaires from buying elections. At least we know who they really represent.

Here is a list of their names, spread their SHAME and LIKE our page US Uncut:

Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire
John Barrasso, Wyoming
Roy Blunt, Missouri
John Boozman, Arkansas
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Saxby Chambliss, Georgia
Daniel Coats, Indiana
Tom Coburn, Oklahoma
Thad Cochran, Mississippi
Susan Collins, Maine
Bob Corker, Tennessee
John Cornyn, Texas
Mike Crapo, Idaho 1
Ted Cruz, Texas
Mike Enzi, Wyoming
Deb Fischer, Nebraska
Jeff Flake, Arizona
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Orrin Hatch, Utah
Dean Heller, Nevada
John Hoeven, North Dakota
James Inhofe, Oklahoma
Johnny Isakson,
Mike Johanns, Nebraska
Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
Mark Kirk, Illinois
Mike Lee, Utah
Mitch McConnell, Kentucky
Jerry Moran, Kansas
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Rand Paul, Kentucky
Rob Portman, Ohio
Jim Risch, Idaho
Pat Roberts, Kansas
Marco Rubio, Florida
Tim Scott, South Carolina
Jeff Sessions, Alabama
Richard Shelby, Alabama
John Thune, South Dakota
Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania
David Vitter, Louisiana 
#getmoneyout

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