Bipartisan Bill Introduced in Congress Would Prohibit Warrantless Drone Surveillance

By: Thursday February 14, 2013 1:47 pm

Legislation sponsored by two members of the House of Representatives has been introduced to regulate how the government uses drones. The legislation would require law enforcement to get a search warrant or some other kind of judicial approval for surveillance before using drones to investigate criminal wrongdoing. It would, however, allow drone use for fire and rescue missions, monitoring droughts, assessing flood damage or chasing a fleeing criminal.

TSA Administrator Acknowledges “Invasive” Pat-Downs, Screeners

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 1:15 pm

Maybe some are blasé about these changes, but I think it goes to a larger stripping of civil liberties protections for Americans. This is a real and substantive fight over a signature issue, and it’s astonishing to see it waved away in such a cavalier fashion.

What a Roomful of Parrots Looks Like

By: Sunday November 15, 2009 4:00 pm

As the NYT reported earlier today, Genentech/Roche wrote a Republican script and a Democratic script for its parrots to enter into the Congressional Record. Here’s what the Republican script looks like (I’m going to try to do the Democratic one next–but this is tedious stuff; and yes, Heath Shuler was working from the Republican script).

“I oppose this bill but love the appropriate balance it gives to monopolistic biologics”

Joe Wilson

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