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Congress Increases NSA’s Spying Capability

Last night, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4681, The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015.  According to Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI), the bill included a new measure, Section 309., which “authorizes ‘the acquisition, retention, and dissemination’ of nonpublic communications, including those to and from U.S. persons.  The section contemplates that those private communications […]


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Big Wins In An Otherwise Bad Bill

There is a lot to be upset about in the new 1603 page “CRomnibus” released late last night, much of which we probably haven’t even noticed yet. But Campaign for Liberty scored some important victories in specifically what was not included in the bill. First, there was no policy rider for an unconstitutional ban on […]


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Obama extends NSA spying program for 3 months

On Monday, the White House announced that President Obama has renewed the NSA’s phone spying program for another 3 months. From The Washington Times: The National Security Agency’s program collects the phone numbers, times and durations of calls made on U.S. telephone companies’ systems. The data is stored for five years and investigators are allowed to […]


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C4L Joins Coalition Against Removing Massie-Lofgren Amendment

Campaign for Liberty has joined 29 other groups in sending a coalition letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging the House to keep the Massie-Lofgren amendment in any final Omnibus spending bill it passes. You can find your representative’s contact information here.  Call Congress today and urge your representative […]


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Representative Massie speaks out in defense of his amendment

Yesterday, Dr. Ron Paul commented on reports that the U.S. House Leadership will strip the popular Massie-Lofgren amendment to reform NSA spying programs from the “Omnibus” bill, saying, in part: As disconnected as Congress is from the American people, Congressional Leadership is even more disconnected with the rest of Congress. Removing this amendment would leave […]


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