Attorney General Gonzales defended the administration’s decision to shift authority of its warrantless surveillance program to a secret court. Gonzales explains what happens next and said the country is “no less safe.” Continue reading
The Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Thursday about the administration’s decision to shift authority of its warrantless communication surveillance program to a secret court. Guests discuss the implications of the policy change. Continue reading
President Bush began the deployment of up to 6,000 National Guard members to the four states on the U.S.-Mexico border to perform support duties for border patrols. The NewsHour provides a report. Continue reading
President Bush said Friday he believes other U.S. courts will uphold the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program a day after a federal judge in Detroit ruled it unconstitutional. Continue reading
Amid continued debate over immigration reform, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales hopes to see an immigration bill pass through the House and Senate by the end of the year. Gonzales comments on the criticism against President Bush’s immigration plan and the NSA. Continue reading
An article in Thursday’s USA Today reported that three of the largest U.S. phone companies have been providing the National Security Agency with phone records from millions of Americans since 9/11. Two senators discuss the program’s legal and security issues now that the public is aware of it. Continue reading
President Bush nominated Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to serve as the Central Intelligence Agency’s next leader, sparking debate over Hayden’s military background and his role in the NSA domestic surveillance program. Two members of the House Intelligence Committee discuss the nomination and the CIA’s new direction.
In the first ruling of its kind to be made public, a secret federal court denied a Justice Department request for broad new surveillance powers and rebuked the Federal Bureau of Investigation for misleading the court in past applications. Continue reading