In what’s being billed as a momentum boost for anti-surveillance advocates, the US House of Representative on Thursday approved an amendment that significantly reigns in warrantless searches on Americans’ communication records. By a vote of 293 to 123, a bipartisan coalition in the House voted to ban the National Security
The biggest thing to come out of Texas may turn out to be a blow to Internet freedoms: legislators there are considering a bill that would compromise privacy on the Web for all residents of the Lone Star State. Lawmakers in the State Senate are expected to vote Monday on
US President Barack Obama has sent Congress a $3.77 trillion budget proposal aimed at increasing taxes on the wealthy and trimming Social Security. The higher taxes angered Republicans, while proposed cuts to benefit programs upset Democrats.
By Luke Johnson A Nevada Republican arrested for voter fraud in the 2012 election, after claiming she was trying to test the system’s integrity, pled guilty and accepted a plea deal Thursday, forcing her to pay almost $2,500 and promise to stay out of trouble.
Israel has authorised the construction of 3,000 more housing units in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, according to Israeli officials. It is also speeding up the processing of 1,000 planning permissions.
By Valeria Fernandez The agency that administers elections in Maricopa County confirmed Wednesday evening that it had more than 400,000 ballots yet to be counted. The announcement confirmed claims by activists here who had been protesting outside the Maricopa County Recorders Office, saying Latino voters in the county had had
By Brad Friedman This seems to be the first official video of touch-screen vote-flipping 2012, reportedly captured today in Pennsylvania, where elected officials so disrespect their own voters that they still force almost all of them to vote on these 100% unverifiable systems…
Joe Weisenthal Business Insider Famous Irish betting side Paddy Power has announced that it will pay out those who wagered on Obama two days early. Apparently it’s kind of a publicity stunt for them. They get some free media (like this post!) and the risks aren’t that huge if they
Now I find this very interesting.. I have a theory why it’s taking so long to turn the power back on in some places, like where I’m located right now. I can only charge my computer up a couple times a day because of a generator and the shortage of