Senate committee approves new whistleblower protection measures

ShareThis Senate committee approves new whistleblower protection measures 07 Nov 2013 A new Senate bill authorizing the next year’s worth of intelligence operations would force the public disclosure of civilian deaths in drone strikes and add protections for spy-sector whistleblowers that are being hailed by advocates. The bill, which was approved in the Senate intelligence […]

Senate Will Investigate National Security Leaks About Terrorism ‘Kill List’

ShareThis Senate Will Investigate National Security Leaks About Terrorism ‘Kill List’ 05 Jun 2012 The Senate will investigate recent national security leaks to the news media in the wake of articles in The New York Times about a “kill list” for terrorists and the use of cyberweapons against Iran, a Senate official said on Tuesday. […]

Vermont first state in nation to ban fracking for oil and gas

ShareThis Vermont first state in nation to ban fracking for oil and gas 04 May 2012 With a 103-36 vote in the House of Representatives, Vermont on Friday became the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing to extract oil or natural gas. The bill passed the Senate earlier this week. The House debate was short. […]

Justice Department sought 1,745 secret warrants in 2011

ShareThis Justice Department sought 1,745 secret warrants in 2011 03 May 2012 The Justice Department made 1,745 requests to a secret court for authority to wiretap or search for evidence in terrorism and espionage investigations last year. That’s according to an April 30 letter from the department to the Senate that was first reported Thursday […]

Olympia Snowe’s Departure from Senate Shakes up Maine Politics

Reported By: Tom Porter, MPBN.net Three-term Sen. Olympia Snowe has announced that she will not seek relection to the U.S. Senate this year. Snowe made the announcement in a written statement about a half hour ago. “It’s a shock to me obviously, to everybody,” says state GOP Chair Charlie Webster. Webster says Snowe, who has […]

TSA Directly Violated US Constitution By Detaining Senator Rand Paul

(PRISON PLANET)   In preventing Kentucky Senator Rand Paul from flying to Washington this morning, the TSA directly violated the law as written in the US Constitution. The Constitution specifically protects federal lawmakers from being detained while en route to Washington DC. Article I, Section 6 states: “The Senators and Representatives…shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony […]