Headline revelations

posted by
June 13, 2011
by Glenn Greenwald  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"[T]he new Obama policy expands the surveillance activities the FBI is authorized to exploit for investigations opened under the 'low threshold' created by Bush. Like last month's White-House-backed, reform-free Patriot Act extension, this is yet another step the Surveillance State inexorably takes: constantly gathering more and more data on citizens who have been accused of and are suspected of having done nothing wrong, without any oversight or accountability. ... But it's the article on Obama's efforts to re-woo the Wall Street tycoons who funded much of his 2008 campaign that is particularly revealing, as it highlights the real election taking place ..." (06/13/11)


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