The Internal Revenue Service has been used for decades as a tool to intimidate, neutralize, and punish opponents of the White House, no matter who is in office.
The same IRS office that targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status released pending applications from nine such groups to the liberal news source ProPublica late last year, according to a story on the publication's website.
News that the U.S. Department of Justice secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors of the Associated Press has triggered a storm of protest.
In a letter to Senator Harry Reid, the Department of Justice reported that the FISA court approved every request by the government to place citizens under electronic surveillance.
New York prosecutors say a worldwide network of people made fraudulent withdrawals from ATMs and stole $45 million.
After the huge gun-control defeat in the Senate, Obama is now seeking to impose an assault on gun rights and healthcare privacy through "executive actions."
An inadvertent leak that the federal government was able to listen to phone calls made by the wife of one of the Boston bombers has exposed the government's enormous, and invasive, ability to collect all such data from every citizen in the country.
Florida lawmakers are under fire for approving a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office “hotline” to encourage people to report fellow citizens to authorities.
A new proposal would give the federal government real-time access to all private online communications of every American.
“The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself,” warns Ron Paul, the former Congressman from Texas and presidential candidate.