Legislation

In what President Obama has called "the most transparent administration in history," a secret order from a secret court, authorizing the secret collection of untold millions of Americans' phone records, was defended Thursday by a White House official speaking anonymously.

A top secret order leaked to the Internet reveals Verizon hands over customer data to the NSA on a daily, ongoing basis.

Iowa City, Iowa’s ordinance is the first in the U.S. to simultaneously ban traffic enforcement cameras, drones, and license plate recognition systems.

The editors of Antiwar.com are suing the FBI for access to surveillance files they say the agency has compiled on them and their online magazine.

Connecticut officials are secretly drawing up legislation that would prevent the release of many records of the investigation into the December shootings at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The new book Deep State by Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady reads like an encomium rather an indictment of the federal government's secret activities.

A class action lawsuit alleges that the IRS illegally stole the medical records of more than 10 million Americans in the course of investigating a single individual.

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.

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