Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain FirstLook.org 9 Jul 2014
The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies…
…The individuals appear on an NSA spreadsheet in the Snowden archives called [...]
Casey Cooper is new to the bench, but he’s well-connected
Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz The Washington Post 7/7/2014
Just three months into his tenure on the federal bench, and before his formal investiture ceremony later this week, newly minted — but well-connected — U.S. District Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper has been handed one of [...]
Lauren French Politico 7/7/2014
There are no Benghazi hearings on the House calendar, but the silence doesn’t mean the investigation is fading away.
Rep. Trey Gowdy is launching a special committee to wrangle a probe that’s sprawled across the jurisdictions of multiple headline-hungry committee chairmen.
And while the South Carolina Republican isn’t committing to specifics, [...]
Files provided by Snowden show extent to which ordinary Web users are caught in the net
Barton Gellman, Julie Tate and Ashkan Soltani The Washington Post 7/5/2014
Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, [...]
Maureen Scott RenewAmerica Facebook.com 7/2/2014
H/T Professor Carol M. Swain, Ph.D.
Also at Facebook from Governor Jan Brewer:
I toured the federal detention facility yesterday in Nogales where 1,200 unaccompanied illegal alien children are being held. There are children from all over the world — including [...]