Barack Obama becomes 4th president to visit all 50 states while in office

The leader of the free world is expected to visit every part of his homeland while President, but it has not happened very often. Barack Obama moved the tally up to 4, joining Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton on the list. Continue reading Barack Obama becomes 4th president to visit all 50 states while in office

Ruling against NSA domestic spying powers is big but mostly symbolic

It’s not quite time to pop the cork on the champagne, but the Second Circuit ruling against the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court interpretation of Section 215 of the Patriot Act is the first time that the NSA has been partially hampered in their collection of domestic phone records.

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