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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to members of the media after an East Room event that President Barack Obama announced San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma as "Promise Zones" on Jan. 9, 2014 at the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: I Think Republicans Will Not Win A Presidential Election Again In My Lifetime

Will a Republican reside in the White House anytime soon? According to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that answer is no unless the party changes.

02/14/2014

By exposing the NSA's vast surveillance web, Snowden created a link between tea partyers and liberals — two tribes camped on opposite sides of the nation's political chasm. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

14 States Propose Bills To Curtail Powers Of Law Enforcement To Monitor, Track Citizens

Angry over revelations of National Security Agency surveillance and frustrated with what they consider outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to monitor and track citizens.

02/05/2014

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Ariz. Lawmaker Wants To Ban State Agencies From Helping NSA Collect Phone, Internet ‘Metadata’

A conservative Arizona lawmaker wants to ban state agencies from helping the National Security Agency collect phone and Internet “metadata.”

02/04/2014

Socialist lawmakers say Snowden's whistleblowing has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order." (Getty Images)

Norway Lawmakers Nominate Edward Snowden For Nobel Peace Prize

Socialist lawmakers say Snowden’s whistleblowing has “contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order.”

01/29/2014

Rovio becomes the latest tech company to say it is not voluntarily giving information to the government. (Getty Images)

Angry Birds Maker Denies Sharing Info With NSA

Rovio becomes the latest tech company to say it is not voluntarily giving information to the government.

01/29/2014

Big data breaches of identity theft increased nearly 20 percent from last year and more than 10 million cases of Americans’ personal records being exposed or published have already been reported in 2014 – making it the most common consumer complaint in the U.S. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Poll: 61 Percent Of Americans Value Privacy Over Security

Most Americans are unimpressed with President Barack Obama’s efforts to restore trust in government in the wake of disclosures about secret surveillance programs that swept up the phone records of hundreds of millions in the United States.

01/27/2014

The company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is accused of defrauding the government. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

US Gov’t Says Fraud Used By Company That Conducted Snowden Background Check

The company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is accused of defrauding the government.

01/23/2014

Google's Eric Schmidt says even if he knew about the NSA activity beforehand, he couldn't have done anything about it. (Getty Images)

Google Exec Says NSA Spying Was A Surprise To Him

Eric Schmidt tells The Guardian the NSA did not inform him about its data gathering program.

01/23/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between “boatloads of Jewish immigrants” turned away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany during World War II and the current influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Feinstein Warns NSA Critics: ‘New Level of Viciousness’ in U.S. Terror Threats

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said she’s concerned about the idea that data collected from a National Security Agency program that harvests Americans’ phone records might be stored by others.

01/19/2014

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Obama: NSA’s ‘Efforts Have Prevented Multiple Attacks And Saved Innocent Lives’

President Barack Obama has called for an end to the bulk collection by the National Security Agency of cellphone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and requiring intelligence agencies to get a secretive court’s permission before accessing the records.

01/17/2014

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