On the same day news broke about the second Minnesotan who died fighting for ISIS in Syria having a security clearance at MSP, Sen. Al Franken wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder dinging Obama for not doing enough to prevent Minnesotans from traveling to the Middle East and putting their ... More >>
During yesterday's Reddit Ask Me Anything session, Jesse Ventura weighed in on topics ranging from the Patriot Act to Minnesota winters to the best way to become a "goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus."SEE ALSO: Jesse has new TV show, still dislikes "Democrips and Rebloodlicans"It was fun, wacky, and consp ... More >>
Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and therefore are as plugged in as anybody when it comes to matters pertaining to the NSA, FISA, and Patriot Act.RELATED POSTS:-- Al Franken defends Prism, says of leaks: "Nothing surprised me" -- Keith Ellison on Prism: ... More >>
Keith Ellison says Congress knew "almost nothing" about Prism ahead of last week's leaks. But Al Franken says he wasn't at all surprised by The Guardian's string of reports about how the NSA monitors internet and telephone communications.SEE ALSO: Al Franken concerned about Obama's authority to kill ... More >>
National security laws have transformed America's most vulnerable immigrants into terrorists
She's serious.Michele Bachmann has announced that she's going home in June to announce her White House intentions. Not her home in the 6th congressional district. No, she's going "home" to Waterloo, Iowa. She hasn't lived there since she was small child (and she's faked her own family's root ... More >>
Brooklyn high-schooler takes chic mental-health break
An unlikely bill at Saint Paul's most cherished dive bar makes for an unexpected Thursday evening.
As if his music wasn't unnerving enough-- Reznor's new tech venture is a veritable spy tool.
The Boston Globe reports today that the US Justice Department's use of Patriot Act-authorized "sneak and peek" searches--in which subjects aren't notified until after the fact, if at all--has doubled in the past two years.