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Freedom threatened by U.S. Justice Department

May 21, 2013

The Justice Department’s secret gathering of two months’ worth of Associated Press reporters’ phone records was a frightening abuse of power and a reminder of how important it is to fight for freedo......

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May-25-13 8:30 AM

TOT, as you and all your compatriots constantly make assumptions based on nothing, you have done it again. I have never clicked on either "agree-disagree". Your arrogance shines through. As put in another forum, you guys will really be screaming when you get your hateful butts kicked in 2016

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May-24-13 6:35 AM

Hey used... they are democrats you disagreed with!

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May-23-13 7:38 PM

And then the news: “I have raised these issues with the attorney general, who shares my concern. So he has agreed to review existing Department of Justice guidelines governing investigations that involve reporters, and will convene a group of media organizations to hear their concerns as part of that review. And I have directed the attorney general to report back to me by July 12th.”

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May-23-13 7:37 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.

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May-22-13 3:06 PM

swizzer, Pards hit the nail square. Everybody that disagrees with the anointed one is labeled a racist. OK - I'm a racist, as long as it's been brought up, I think race is about 20th on my list of "Reasons I dislike Barry Soetoro"

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May-22-13 3:00 PM

swizzer, what part of N - O is confusing???????

It is agenda to destroy the Constitution and the country we (oops - you're too young to remember those good old days) knew and loved.

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May-22-13 2:12 PM

Pards13, that's not the argument (at least not mine). I feel like racists will be racists and only use cheap excuses as a reason to not like the guy or his policies while blaming it on something else. It's quite obvious. And if they won't admit they're racist for that, they'll just froth at the mouth and call him a 'muslim', even though he's not, but you know these people are typicall unable to be reasoned with anyway.

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May-22-13 2:05 PM

Let me get this right, if you disagree with someone that is of a different race than you that makes you a racist? Wow.

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May-22-13 1:51 PM

Color is an issue. It is the backbone of Obama's legacy, he uses it at EVERY single chance, the Cambridge Cop, the issue with his son Trayvon Martin, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Al sharpton and a long long list that continues. I do agree that racism is why he was elected and that is his defense that is untouchable. His record as president would have him thrown to the curb if he indeed was a white man!

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May-22-13 1:35 PM

drugsrus, 'color is not the issue'

You're kidding, right?

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May-22-13 1:00 PM

As I said a lawyer manipulates the law to best suit his/her client and a judge interprets the law in regards to the case before them. As far as their political affiliation that cuts both ways. Everyone is influenced by someone or something in their lives. Anyone that says they are not just fooling themselves.

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May-22-13 9:53 AM

Ron1960, color is not the issue It wouldn't matter if he was green or blue, the issue is his policies and hatred for the US Constitution. The sheeple weren't paying attention when he said before he was elected in 2008 that he wanted to "fundamentally change America"

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May-22-13 7:06 AM

ToT, I my opinion if President Obama was white we would not be having all this complaining about the president.. You know that the White Republicans and Democrats have worked together running our country for many years with out all the BS we now have.

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May-22-13 6:55 AM

RS, you are almost as racist as your president and his administration. Only he can say it with authority but you ... LOL, not even a little!

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May-22-13 1:35 AM

yukonjack, you forgot: Patriot Act is okay if it means spying on Muslims and 'dark' people.

It's the one truth ******** and Republicans hate to admit, that it can and is applied to everyone.

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May-21-13 10:13 PM

swizzer, it's a good thing that the disease of Soetoro worship is not contagious. Otherwise you would have to be quarantined with a few of your pals.

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May-21-13 9:47 PM

Too bad Obama doesn't have amazing 'Bush' powers, according to you progressives he can STILL control what goes on. Wow. No wonder you're pizzed. The real laugh is the progressives are eating their own now; their cheerleaders!!! Yup, Fast and Furious didn't bother the Press, they dismiss Bengazi as old news, IRS scandal is an inconvenience, but now that they're in the crosshairs....listen to them b*tch!!! The so called Free Press has let it all happen without 'noticing'...cough cough.. and now they find they're not immune to progressive vengeance and control. Listen to me laugh!!!! And progressives think the Patriot Act is is the worse thing to happen. Wrong. Pity is, these idiots aren't done yet..wait for the Illegal Aliens.

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May-21-13 8:06 PM

yukonjack, absolutely correct.

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May-21-13 6:20 PM

Patriot Act This TERRIBLE ACT pushed throught by the Dubya administration faster then lightening, is the reason behind this "lose" of justice in America..The DUBYA apoligists will NEVER admit it but HE is the reason we are faced with many many problems!!

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May-21-13 5:51 PM

Pards13, judges are affiliated with political parties- you mean to tell me they have no say in the matter?

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May-21-13 5:47 PM

Lawyers manipulate, judges interpret. I guess one has to wonder where it stops. Personally I think that we have gone past the tipping point and we are now sliding for the abyss. It is really going to hurt when we hit the bottom and find that the terrorists have won.

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May-21-13 2:47 PM

Scarecrow57, for starters it allows for the unwarranted search and seizure (in violation of the 4th amendment), racial profiing (again, 4th amendment), and makes it illegal to show support for certain groups (violation of 1st amendment).

This is among other things.

I'm sure you'll disagree, though, despite what other lawyers (you know, the people that actually interpret law) have overwhelmingly agreed.

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May-21-13 2:21 PM

RS, please tell me what in the PATRIOT act violates the U.S. Constitution....

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May-21-13 2:15 PM

Scarecrow57, there have been many more administrations, speficially Republican-run ones like the one right before this, that have done far more to spit on the Constitution, ie) Patriot Act.

Funny how you forget all that.

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May-21-13 2:14 PM

"The public should remember if the government violates freedom of the press, other freedoms Americans take for granted eventually would be lost."

I couldn't have said it better myself, corporate editorialist.

But what do you say about the fact (not an allegation) that the NYPD has been tapping into text messages of every day people and reading messages and pictures without your permission in an effort to 'combat terrorism'?

Is this also a violation of freedoms?

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