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  • ** FILE ** Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat. (Associated Press)

    Outrage over $190M deal for troubled federal contractor USIS

    For the first time in its 20-year history, a federal contracting firm is filing a bid protest to overturn the $190 million award of a border security contract to a rival accused of fraud by the Justice Department. Contractor USIS, which vetted NSA leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, won the contract over Virginia-based FCi Federal last month.

  • ** FILE ** In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo)

    Edward Snowden says NSA treats nude file photos as 'fringe benefit'

    Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities is to say that agents who stumble across photographs of naked individuals in their files don't exactly treat them as sensitive documents. Rather, they pass them around to their office pals, he said.

  • EDITORIAL: Missouri aims to stop the snoops

    The Founding Fathers were without peer in the eloquence and power of words. For more than two centuries, their ideas have shown the way to build a free and prosperous nation. It's a sign of our splintered times that some Americans feel it necessary to bring timeless language "up to date."

  • **FILE** Bill Maher is shown during the broadcast of the HBO political series, "Real Time With Bill Maher," in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2012. (Associated Press/HBO)

    Bill Maher calls liberals 'useless Obama hacks without shred of intellectual honesty'

    Leftist comedian Bill Maher seemed to go off-script during a broadcast of his show Friday night when argued that liberals are "useless Obama hacks without a shred of intellectual honesty."

  • Illustration on NSA attacks on individual liberties by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    NAPOLITANO: Hopping from liberty to tyranny

    In what appears to be one of Edward Snowden's final revelations, the former CIA and NSA agent has demonstrated conclusively that the National Security Agency has collected and analyzed the contents of emails, text messages, and mobile and landline telephone calls from nine Americans for every one foreign person it has targeted.

  • The Supreme Court has been chipping away at the government's warrantless data harvesting, including a ruling that forbids cellphone snooping without a warrant. (Associated Press)

    Phone snoop ruling sets precedent on technology

    Rulings on contraception and recess appointments may have grabbed bigger headlines, but the Supreme Court's decision last month requiring police to get a warrant before snooping through someone's cellphone is likely to have a bigger lasting impact.

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican and one of the Senate's top government watchdogs, said that if Republicans take back the Senate in November, he is ready to launch investigations into government scandals. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    GOP: A watchdog ready to dig deeper

    Government watchdog Sen. Chuck Grassley is waiting to be unleashed.

  • News media crews wait for decisions in the final days of the Supreme Court's term, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Washington. The justices ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices. The justices said by a 6-3 vote that Aereo Inc. is violating the broadcasters' copyrights by taking the signals for free.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    SHAPIRO: Cellphone ruling offers hints for surveillance cases

    Wednesday’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling prohibiting warrantless cellphone searches may foreshadow how justices will review and ultimately decide upcoming cases that examine the constitutionality of NSA mass surveillance programs, legal experts say.

  • ** FILE ** This Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo, shows a sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    Republicans join Democrats to vote for curb to NSA spy powers

    Republicans and Democrats found common ground on the secretive National Security Agency and passed a bill in the House aimed at scaling back the government's surveillance powers.

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