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When the IRS Attacks

 
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When the IRS Attacks

Recently, the IRS levied a fine (plus interest for each day it’s not paid) against Campaign for Liberty for withholding the names of our donors from the IRS on our annual 990 filing. As a matter of principle, C4L believes it is vital to protect the privacy of our donors to prevent some form of […]


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Clapper: NSA conducts warrantless searches on American’s emails and phone calls

In a letter to Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a ‘loophole’ to search the private communications of US Citizens. According to The Guardian Many of the NSA’s most controversial programs collect information under the law affected by the so-called loophole. These […]


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Return of the Church Committee?

By: Matt McBride In 1974, it was revealed that the CIA was involved in illegal intelligence operations against thousands of American citizens. The following year, a special committee, chaired by Idaho Senator Frank Church, was tasked with conducting an investigation into the agency. While there was no dramatic overhaul of the federal programs, the Church […]


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The USA Freedom Act: A Step in the Right Direction

By: Michael Clayton Seemingly lost in the fold because of all the mess regarding Obamacare, last week, lawmakers introduced legislation to curtail the National Security Agency’s overreaching phone record collection program. The USA Freedom Act, as it is being touted, is a bipartisan effort authored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). […]


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TSA to Replace Tom Cruise in Sequel to ‘Minority Report’

By: Matt McBride The Transportation Security Administration is yet again on the frontiers of privacy violations. TSA has announced a new program to search a myriad of government and private databases for information about airplane passers before the passengers even arrive at the airport. TSA will be looking for information such as car registrations and […]


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