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Archives - January 2006

January 31, 2006, Carol D. Leonnig, Washington Post, Gonzales Is Challenged on Wiretaps; Feingold Says Attorney General Misled Senators in Hearings

January 31, 2006, Edward Epstein, San Francisco Chronicle, Spying in U.S. strains debate on Patriot Act; Congress no closer to renewal after 5-week extension

January 30, 2006, Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, In debate over spying, Sensenbrenner has avoided the fray

January 30, 2006, Craig Whitlock, Washington Post, Al Qaeda Detainee's Mysterious Release

January 30, 2006, Philip Bobbitt, New York Times Op-Ed, Why We Listen

January 29, 2006, New York Times Editorial, Spies, Lies and Wiretaps

January 29, 2006, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, Fox News, New Patriot Act Provision Creates Tighter Barrier to Officials at Public Events

January 29, 2006, Daniel Klaidman, Stuart Taylor Jr. and Evan Thomas, Newsweek, Comey, Other Bush Appointees Who Opposed Expanded Presidential Powers Were Forced Out

January 29, 2006, Katherine Schrader, Associated Press, Bush didn't need NSA program, Pelosi says

January 29, 2006, Larry Abramson, NPR Weekend Edition Sunday, Patriot Act Provisions Remain in Limbo

January 28, 2006, Dan Eggen, Washington Post, DOJ's Draft "PATRIOT II" Draft Covered Warrantless Eavesdropping

January 27, 2006, WXIA TV, Atlanta, ACLU Releases Government Photos

January 27, 2006, Ralph Ranalli, Boston Globe, Newton Library Forces FBI to get Warrant to Seize Computers

January 27, 2006, Paisley Dodds, Associated Press, McCain Still Concerned About Guantanamo

January 27, 2006, Eugene Robinson, Washington Post, Using Our Fear

January 27, 2006, Adam Nagourney and Janet Elder, New York Times/CBS News, New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps

January 27, 2006, James Kuhnhenn, Knight Ridder, Senate questioning Bush policies, but administration fighting back

January 26, 2006, Sibel Edmonds, NSWBC, Illegal & Indiscriminate Spying Hurts Our National Security, Here is Why

January 26, 2006, Jonathan S. Landay, In 2002, Justice Department Said Eavesdropping Law Working Well

January 26, 2006, Abid Aslam,, Bush Urged to 'Tell the Truth About Torture'

January 26, 2006, Molly Ivins, Boulder Daily Camera, Our Leaders Are Feeding Us Propaganda

January 26, 2006, James Sterngold, San Francisco Chronicle, Political Opposites Aligned Against Bush Wiretaps

January 26, 2006, Jennifer Ludden, NPR, Anti-Terrorism Laws Impeding Asylum Seekers

January 26, 2006, Elisabeth Bumiller and Eric Lichtblau, New York Times, Bush Visits Security Agency and Defends Surveillance

January 26, 2006, Julia Preston, New York Times, Lawsuit Filed in Support of Muslim Scholar Barred From U.S.

January 26, 2006, Adam Liptak, New York Times, In Case About Google's Secrets, Yours Are Safe

January 26, 2006, Sherrie Gossett, CNSNews, NSA Whistleblowers Were Allegedly Isolated, Intimidated

January 26, 2006, Dan Eggen, Washington Post, White House Dismissed '02 Surveillance Proposal

January 26, 2006, Jim VandeHei, Washington Post, Rift Between Parties Over NSA Wiretapping Grows

January 26, 2006, Laurie Kellman, Associated Press, Senate's 1st Two Bills May Not Win Passage

January 25, 2006, William Rivers Pitt, truthout, They Know They Broke the Law

January 25, 2006, Col. Daniel Smith, U.S. Army (Ret.), FPIF, Spying and Lying in 21st Century America

January 25, 2006, Associated Press, Bush, Visiting NSA, Defends Surveillance

January 25, 2006, Sherrie Gossett, CNSNews, NSA Accused of Psychologically Abusing Whistleblowers

January 25, 2006, Democracy Now!, AG Gonzales' Defense Of U.S. Domestic Spy Program Draws Protests and Criticism from Law Professors, Students

January 25, 2006, Editorial/Philadelphia Inquirer, Spy, but do it within the law

January 25, 2006, Editorial/Rockford Register Star, Unwarranted snooping damages all Americans

January 25, 2006, Charlie Savage, Boston Globe, AG's memo raises questions on Patriot Act

January 25, 2006, Paul Coggins, Dallas Morning News, Think the Patriot Act won't affect you? Don't bet on it.

January 25, 2006, Editorial/Dallas Morning News, The Patriot Act Awaits: What's so hard about fixing it?

January 25, 2006, Katie Hafner, New York Times, After Subpoenas, Internet Searches Give Some Pause

January 25, 2006, Charles Babington, Washington Post, Patriot Act Talks Hit Roadblock On Privacy Issue

January 25, 2006, Dan Eggen, Washington Post, Gonzales Echoes Defense of Wiretaps

January 25, 2006, Associated Press, Bush to Visit NSA for Pep Talk

January 24, 2006, M.R. Kropko, Associated Press, ACLU seeks government information on alleged spying in Ohio

January 24, 2006, Democracy Now!, Former NSA Head Gen. Hayden Grilled by Journalists on NSA Eavesdropping on U.S. Citizens

January 24, 2006, Democracy Now!, NSA Expert Jim Bamford on Domestic Wiretapping: The Bush Administration Has "Decided Simply to Violate the Law"

January 24, 2006, James Gerstenzang, Los Angeles Times, In Long Address, Bush Defends Spying Program

January 24, 2006, Dan Eggen and Walter Pincus, Washington Post, Campaign To Justify Spying Intensifies

January 24, 2006, Alan Elsner, Reuters, US Military Issues New Execution Regulations

January 24, 2006, Jan Sliva, Associated Press, Investigator: U.S. 'Outsourced' Torture

January 24, 2006, Editorial, Seattle Times, Google Did It

January 24, 2006, Demetri Sevastopulo and Edward Alden, Financial Times UK, US eavesdropping ‘only for al-Qaeda associates’

January 24, 2006, Eugene Robinson, Washington Post, I'm Feeling . . . Surveilled

January 23, 2006, Larry Neumeister, Associated Press, Judge Orders Release of Gitmo Detainee IDs

January 23, 2006, Eric Schmitt, New York Times, Army Interrogator Is Convicted of Negligent Homicide

January 23, 2006, James Gerstenzang, Los Angeles Times, Bush Steps Up Defense of Wiretaps, Patriot Act

January 23, 2006, ABC News, Administration Defends Wiretapping

January 23, 2006, Michael Isikoff, Newsweek/truthout, The Other Big Brother

January 23, 2006, Hope Yen, Associated Press, Democrats to Press Bush on Domestic Spying

January 23, 2006, Associated Press, Two Lawmakers Criticize Bush on Eavesdropping

January 23, 2006, Adam Nagourney, New York Times, Delicate Dance for Bush in Depicting Spy Program as Asset

January 23, 2006, Editorial/Macon Telegraph, Who's googling whom, your government wants to know

January 23, 2006, Eric Schmitt, New York Times, Army Interrogator Is Convicted of Negligent Homicide

January 23, 2006, Nina Bernstein, New York Times, Held in 9/11 Net, Muslims Return to Accuse U.S.

January 22, 2006, Jim Elliott and Jim Shockley, Billings Gazette, Defending precious liberty isn't a partisan issue

January 22, 2006, James Rosen, Star Tribune, Unlikely allies in war on wiretaps

January 22, 2006, Sarah Baxter, London Times/Common Dreams, Hunger Strikers Close to Death

January 22, 2006, Matthew Rothschild, Progressive/Common Dreams, Bush’s NSA Hubris

January 22, 2006, Douglas Birch, Baltimore Sun, In Google Case, Activists See Privacy Eroding

January 21, 2006, Editorial/New York Times, Fishing in Cyberspace

January 21, 2006, Jon Sarche and Dan Elliott, Associated Press/truthout, CIA Role a Mystery at Court-Martial

January 21, 2006, Tom Raum, Associated Press, Analysis: Google Case Raises New Questions

January 20, 2006, Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ominous Sign: The President's Growing Disregard for the Law

January 20, 2006, William E. Gibson, South Florida Sun-Sentinel/truthout, US Accused of Spying on Those Who Disagree with Bush Policies

January 20, 2006, Joseph Menn and Chris Gaither, Los Angeles Times/Common Dreams, U.S. Obtains Internet Users' Search Records

January 20, 2006, Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times/truthout, Trial Illuminates Dark Tactics of Interrogation

January 20, 2006, Carol D. Leonnig, Washington Post, Administration Paper Defends Spy Program (download the document in PDF Format)

January 20, 2006, Reuters, US Says Guantanamo Hunger Strike Dwindling

January 19, 2006, Richard Norton-Taylor, Guardian UK, Torture flights: what No 10 knew and tried to cover up

January 19, 2006, Sanford Gottlieb, Boston Globe, US Spying Isn't New

January 19, 2006, Dan Eggen, Washington Post, Congressional Agency Questions Legality of Wiretaps

January 19, 2006, Associated Press, Rights Group Says US Abuses Terror Suspects

January 19, 2006, Oscar Corrall, Miami Herald/Kansas City Star, Activist Ends Hunger Strike at Guantanamo

January 19, 2006, Barry Schweid, The Herald, US ‘set out to abuse terror suspects’

January 18, 2006, Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian UK, Bush Ally Joins Authors Seeking US Wiretapping Ban

January 18, 2006, Human Rights Watch, US Policy of Abuse Undermines Rights Worldwide

January 18, 2006, Editorial, New York Times, Spying on Ordinary Americans

January 18, 2006, Peter Baker, Washington Post, White House Disputes Gore on NSA Spying

January 18, 2006, Elizabeth de la Vega, Mother Jones, Bush's Warrantless Spying

January 18, 2006, Susan Jones, CNS News, Conservatives and Liberals Want Action on Surveillance Controversy

January 17, 2006, Chris Cillizza, Washington Post, Gore says Bush broke the law with spying

January 17, 2006, Eric Lichtblau, New York Times, Two groups planning to sue over federal eavesdropping

January 17, 2006, Lowell Bergman, Eric Lichtblau, Scott Shane and Don Van Natta, Jr., New York Times, Spy agency data after Sept. 11 led FBI to dead ends

January 17, 2006, Carol D. Leonnig, Washington Post, Chinese detainees' lawyers will take case to high court

January 16, 2006, Frances Grandy Taylor, Hartford Courant, Disclosure of recent government surveillance of Quaker activities doesn't surprise members

January 16, 2006, Boston Globe Editorial, King and Hoover, encore

January 16, 2006, Al Gore, Speech reprinted in Common Dreams, 'We the People' Must Save Our Constitution

January 16, 2006, Michael Powell and Michelle Garcia, Washington Post, Lynne Stewart's translator's conviction raises legal concerns; trial transcripts show lack of evidence

January 16, 2006, Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times, For President, Final say on a bill sometimes comes after the signing

January 16, 2006, Dayton Daily News, Taft signs Patriot Act for Ohio

January 15, 2006, Bloomberg, Specter questions legality of secret eavesdropping program

January 15, 2006, Bush to criminalize protesters under Patriot Act as "disruptors"

January 15, 2006, Carol Rosenberg, Knight Ridder, Pre-trial hearings for detainees elicit criticisms, defense

January 15, 2006, New York Times Editorial, The imperial presidency at work

January 15, 2006, Nancy Pelosi, Washington Post Op-Ed, The gap in intelligence oversight

January 14-15, 2006, Flavia Alaya, Counterpunch, Victory at Passaic County Jail

January 13, 2006, Michael Kinsley, Slate, Give me liberty or let me think about it

January 13, 2006, Nat Hentoff, Village Voice, No place to hide; Bush's NSA

January 13, 2006, Mark Sherman, Associated Press, Gonzales to testify on domestic spying

January 13, 2006, Douglas Birch, Baltimore Sun, NSA used city police to track peace activists

January 13, 2006, Terry Aguayo, New York Times, Padilla pleads not guilty; denied bail

January 13, 2006, Agence France Presse/Common Dreams, Alito: US law unclear if Bush can invade without Congress OK

January 13, 2006, Robert Burns, Associated Press, Army dropped abuse probe, records show

January 13, 2006, Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press, Defense team outnumbered in Gitmo trials

January 13, 2006, Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian, MEPs to study CIA jails claim

January 13, 2006, Walter Pincus, Washington Post, Corralling domestic intelligence

January 13, 2006, Dan Eggen and Josh White, Washington Post, Bush administration approaches Supreme Court on Hamdan case

January 13, 2006, Jason Leopold, truthout, Bush authorized domestic spying before 9/11

January 13, 2006, David Ignatius, Washington Post, Spying within the law

January 12, 2006, Curt Anderson, Associated Press, Jose Padilla pleads not guilty

January 12, 2006, Josh White, Washington Post, General Miller asserts right on self-incrimination in Iraq abuse cases

January 12, 2006, Lynette Clemetson, New York Times, FBI tries to dispel surveillance concerns

January 12, 2006, Laura K. Donohue, Los Angeles Times, You're being watched...

January 12, 2006, Editorial/New York Times, Judge Alito, in his own words

January 12, 2006, Michael A. Fletcher, Washington Post, Bush again defends wiretapping program

January 12, 2006, Jane Sutton, Reuters, Yemeni prisoner at Gitmo to 'boycott' tribunal

January 12, 2006, Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press, New prison may be sign of long-term detentions

January 12, 2006, Doreen Carvajal, International Herald Tribune, Swiss investigate leak to paper on CIA prisons in Eastern Europe

January 12, 2006, Joseph Carroll, Gallup Poll, Public divided on whether wiretapping was justified

January 12, 2006, Haider Rizvi, Dreams, US Supreme Court to decide if police can barge in unannounced

January 12, 2006, Elizabeth Holtzman, The Nation/Common Dreams, The impeachment of George W. Bush

January 11, 2006, Amnesty International, Guantánamo: 4 years too many - New torture testimonies

January 11, 2006, Dan Balz and Claudia Deane, Washington Post, Americans divided on eavesdropping program

January 11, 2006, Scott Shane, New York Times, NSA audit of spying is not assessing legality

January 11, 2006, Agence France-Presse, US to try 15-year-old Gitmo Detainee

January 11, 2006, Editorial/Washington Post, Unchecked abuse

January 11, 2006, Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times/Common Dreams, Judge demands police video of grandmothers' protest

January 11, 2006, Josh White, Washington Post, Kennedy makes a weapon of McCain's torture law

January 11, 2006, Dan Eggen, Washington Post, More information sought on FBI spying and Probe set in NSA bugging

January 11, 2006, Katherine Shrader, Associated Press, Watchdog says he can't probe spy plan

January 11, 2006, Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, Americans' privacy a casualty

January 11, 2006, Ryan Sirmons, Mississippi Press, Freedom, one warrant at a time

January 10, 2006, Brian Ross, ABC News, NSA whistleblower alleges illegal spying

January 10, 2006, Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press Guantanamo lawyers prepare for hearings

January 10, 2006, Reuters, Guantanamo war crimes tribunals resume

January 10, 2006, Kevin Zeese, Raw Story, NSA mounted massive spy op on Baltimore peace group, documents show

January 10, 2006, Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press, Feingold out in front on Iraq, Patriot Act

January 10, 2006, Ray McGovern, Common Dreams, Why run around the low-hurdle of FISA?

January 10, 2006, R.B. Mitchell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Common Dreams, Surveillance: You too might be a terrorist

January 10, 2006, John A. Curr, III, Buffalo News, Reform needed to make Patriot Act constitutional

January 10, 2006, Brock N. Meeks, MSNBC/Common Dreams, Homeland security opening private mail

January 10, 2006, Linda Greenhouse, New York Times, Detainee case hits on limits of presidency

January 10, 2006, Andrew Zajac, Chicago Tribune, Lobbyist Ashcroft pulls in $269,000

January 10, 2006, BBC News, US rejects Guantanamo criticism

January 10, 2006, CTV Canada, Omar Khadr faces court after years at Guantanamo

January 10, 2006, Reuters/Human Rights Watch, US: Protect rights of teen at Guantanamo

January 10, 2006, Editorial/Bangor Daily News, Civil liberties and the 'war on terror'

January 9, 2006, Anita Ramasastry, FindLaw, The NSL provision of the Patriot Act: why it should be amended during reauthorization debates

January 9, 2006, Reuters/ABC News, Guantanamo inmate pins hope on Merkel's US trip

January 9, 2006, Jason Leopold, truthout, The NSA spy engine

January 9, 2006, Der Spiegel, New York Times, Merkel: Guantanamo mustn't exist in long term

January 8, 2006, Frank Rich, New York Times/truthout, The wiretappers that couldn't shoot straight

January 8, 2006, Ray McGovern, Common Dreams, Eavesdropping: high tech, low legality

January 8, 2006, Dallas News Editorial, How to fix the Patriot Act

January 8, 2006, Douglas Birch, Baltimore Sun, Secret's out: NSA is listening to America

January 8, 2006, Katherine Shrader, Associated Press, Poll finds most in US reject secret snooping

January 8, 2006, Tim Golden, New York Times, Case Dropped Against U.S. Officer in Beating Deaths of Afghan Inmates

January 8, 2006, Guantanamo Bay:

January 8, 2006, The Post (Ireland), Officials probe CIA denials on prisoner planes landing in Ireland

January 7, 2006, Timothy C. Leslie, Common Dreams, How much security can I get for these inalienable rights?

January 7, 2006, Peter Dreier, Common Dreams, Frank Wilkinson's legacy

January 7, 2006, National Security Agency warrantless wiretaps:

January 7, 2006, Associated Press, U.S. may retry Professor Sami al-Arian

January 6, 2006, Democracy Now!, Bush claims right to ignore new law banning torture

January 6, 2006, Associated Press/Washington Post, Some in Guantanamo to go to Afghan jail

January 6, 2006, Scott Shane, New York Times, Republican Senator defends briefings on domestic spying

January 5, 2006, Curt Anderson, Associated Press/Washington Post, Padilla makes first court appearance

January 5, 2006, Bill Gertz, Washington Times, NSA whistleblower asks to testify

January 5, 2006, Charlie Savage, Boston Globe/Common Dreams, 3 GOP Senators blast Bush bid to bypass torture ban

January 5, 2006, Jimmy Burns and Rachel Morarjee, Financial Times/Common Dreams, US plans Afghan jail for terror suspects

January 5, 2005, Jason Leopold, truthout, NSA destroyed evidence of domestic spying

January 5, 2006, ABC News, Pentagon loses Guantanamo suppression case

January 5, 2006, Josh White, Washington Post, Levin protests move to dismiss detainee petitions

January 5, 2006, Scott Shane, New York Times, Key Democrat says spying violated law

January 5, 2006, Jim VandeHei and Dan Eggen, Washington Post, Cheney cites justifications for domestic eavesdropping

January 5, 2006, Jerry Markon, Washington Post, Justices order Padilla terror case moved to civilian court

January 5, 2006, Carol D. Leonnig, Washington Post, Surveillance court is seeking answers

January 5, 2005, Erwin Chemerinsky, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Constitution's message: Not all means are justified

January 5, 2006, Editorial/Cincinnati Post, They can hear you now

January 5, 2006, Mark Silva, Chicago Tribune, Bush, VP in 2-front attack on surveillance, Patriot Act

January 4, 2006, Mark Hosenball, Newsweek, The Bush administration says its phone spying program yielded information that helped to foil at least two terror attacks. Some critics aren’t convinced.

January 4, 2006, Associated Press, Supreme Court: Feds can move, charge Jose Padilla

January 4, 2006, Deb Riechmann, Associated Press/Washington Post, Bush, Cheney defend Iraq war, spying

January 4, 2006, Larry Neumeister, Associated Press, Judge rejects gov't claims on Guantanamo detainees

January 4, 2006, Neil A. Lewis, New York Times, US to seek dismissal of Guantanamo suits

January 4, 2006, Eric Lichtblau and Scott Shane, Files say agency initiated growth of spying effort

January 4, 2006, Associated Press/MSNBC, Bush lobbies for Patriot Act at Pentagon

January 4, 2006, Charlie Savage, Boston Globe, Bush could bypass new torture ban

January 4, 2006, Jim VandeHei, Washington Post, Bush assails Democrats over Patriot Act

January 4, 2006, Ricky Lyman, New York Times/Common Dreams, Frank Wilkinson, Defiant Figure of Red Scare, Dies at 91

January 3, 2006, Mark Sherman, Associated Press/Washington Post, Justice to try to toss Gitmo challenges

January 3, 2006, Sarah Lai Stirland, National Journal's Technology Daily,, New documents may influence Patriot Act debate

January 3, 2006, Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press/Washington Post, Ex-Guantanamo inmate says he's monitored

January 3, 2006, Charles Hurt, Washington Times, Democrats to hit White House, Republicans on privacy issues

January 3, 2006, Democracy Now!, NSA whistleblower warns domestic spying program is sign the US is decaying into a "police state"

January 3, 2006, Shane Harris and Tim Naftali, Slate, Why the NSA's snooping is unprecedented in scale and scope

January 2, 2006, Associated Press/New York Times, Bush calls domestic spy program 'limited'

January 2, 2006, Washington Post Editorial, The 4th Circuit vs. Mr. Bush (Padilla case)

January 2, 2006, Ruth Marcus, Washington Post Op-Ed, Spy Controversy Redux

January 2, 2006, Eric Lichtblau, New York Times, Bush Defends Spy Program and Denies Misleading Public

January 2, 2006, Deb Riechmann, Associated Press, Bush Calls Domestic Spy Program 'Lawful'

January 1, 2006, Walter Pincus, Washington Post/truthout, NSA shared spying information with other agencies

January 1, 2006, Eric Lichtblau and James Risen, New York Times, Justice Deputy Resisted Parts of Spy Program

January 1, 2006, John Schwartz, New York Times, Spy Game: What Are You Looking At?