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Tag Archives: Patriot Act

Wiretap: TSA bombs competency test

Epic fail The TSA doesn’t work. It never has. But this time was your basic epic fail: Undercover agents snuck weapons and mock bombs through […]...

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June 3, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Wiretap: Kentucky fried politics: Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul’s national security squabble

Blame game How did the Senate let the NSA surveillance program lapse? Nearly everyone agrees that you can safely blame Mitch McConnell, who misplayed his […]...

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June 2, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Wiretap: Knocking out the Patriot Act – at least for now

Taking credit Rand Paul declares short-term victory on the Patriot Act. The victory may last only a few days, but it has earned him the […]...

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June 1, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Wiretap: ISIS is not winning, but Iraq and the U.S. are still figuring out who should lead the fight

No competition Calm down, ISIS is not winning, writes Iraq analyst Ahmed Ali in a New York Times op-ed. In fact, he says, the fall […]...

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May 22, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Udall so quiet on his big issue even the NSA can’t hear him

On the face of it, putting some congressional guardrails on the National Security Agency’s now notorious dragnet collection of citizens’ private communication data seems like the perfect stump for Udall and not a bad bet for Gardner....

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August 13, 2014 Uncategorized
Udall Sends Out ‘I Warned You’ Pitch in Wake of Surveillance Revelations

Udall Sends Out ‘I Warned You’ Pitch in Wake of Surveillance Revelations

He made impassioned speeches on the Senate floor, held press conferences and appeared on the Sunday talk shows. For years, Colorado Senator Mark Udall has been telling anyone who will listen that key provisions of the Patriot Act are...

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June 10, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Udall Endorses Brennan for CIA Director, Underlines Need for Greater Oversight

Udall Endorses Brennan for CIA Director, Underlines Need for Greater Oversight

In the wake of an historic Senate filibuster over the murky U.S. laws governing drone strikes, Colorado Senator Mark Udall on Thursday urged his colleagues to confirm John Brennan as the new director of the CIA....

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March 7, 2013 Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
Obama Admin, NSA won’t tell Udall how many Americans being spied on

Obama Admin, NSA won’t tell Udall how many Americans being spied on

For years, Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall has been seeking and failing to gather information on counter-terrorism laws that allow the government to spy on Americans without obtaining warrants....

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June 20, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Casida takes on Tipton: Conservative says West Slope congressman isn’t her cup of tea

Casida takes on Tipton: Conservative says West Slope congressman isn’t her cup of tea

Tisha Casida is a 29-year-old southern Colorado-bred conservative. The Keystone XL Pipeline, she suggests, is safer and probably better for the environment than sending oil tankers across the Atlantic. The country's conflict over carbon dioxide, she hints, may be as...

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December 1, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics
In newly released grand jury testimony, Nixon leaned on familiar national security tropes

In newly released grand jury testimony, Nixon leaned on familiar national security tropes

Richard Nixon is perhaps the best-known outed liar in history. In 1975, the year after he resigned in disgrace and was lifted away from the White House in a helicopter, the ex-president gave testimony before a grand jury investigating his...

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November 10, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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