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Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out | Electronic Frontier Foundation
We don't need no warrants! Just let the NSA collect everything and send it to the Department of Justice! The Constitution is outdated anyway... aren't we better off run as a kingdom?
obama  security  nsa  surveillance  4thAmmendment 
january 2017 by mcherm
Obama: 526 months for leakers; all other presidents combined: 24
"The Obama administration has secured 526 months of prison time for national security leakers, versus only 24 months total jail time for everyone else since the American Revolution" - ACLU
obama  ACLU  journalism  rights  via:reddit 
january 2017 by mcherm
Congress Blames President for Law He Vetoed | Lowering the Bar
The "blame Obama for everything" movement has reached a new low: blaming him for the one bill where they overrode his veto!
obama  politics  via:LoweringTheBar 
october 2016 by mcherm
Attorney General Explains Why It's Okay to Kill U.S. Citizens Without a Trial - Forbes
A good essay on why the attorney general shouldn't be allowed to just say "yeah, the president can kill who he wants when he wants"
law  terrorism  obama  via:LoweringTheBar 
july 2015 by mcherm
Latest Explanation For James Clapper Lying About 'Essential' NSA Spy Program: 'He Forgot About It' | Techdirt
This is just how bad they have been about secret spying programs. The Director of National Intelligence directly lied to Congress, when he had been told about the question beforehand and he was invited to correct it the following day if inaccurate. Yet he is not being prosecuted. This is secret government.
obama  secrecy 
may 2015 by mcherm
Martial Law by Executive Order
I wish this were made up or exaggerated, I really do.
law  obama  evil  via:reddit 
april 2015 by mcherm
Obama's love of the "Yemen model" sums up his disastrously shortsighted foreign policy - Vox
"Support whoever is in charge and also do drone strikes on 'terrorists'." is a poor foreign policy.
politics  obama  personal_net  vox  via:vox 
march 2015 by mcherm
Woman held in psychiatric ward after (correctly) saying Obama follows her on Twitter - Americas - World - The Independent
She claims they confiscated her car (via asset forfeiture?), then sent her for involuntary mental health care where she was drugged and imprisoned for a couple of weeks. They would not release her until she recanted her claim that Obama followed her on twitter (PS: it was true).
twitter  obama  law  mental_illness  forfeiture  via:boingboing 
march 2015 by mcherm
Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet | The White House
Obama comes out explicitly in favor of net neutrality and asks the (independent) FCC to decide in a particular fashion.
netneutrality  via:HackerNews  obama 
november 2014 by mcherm
On Leak Prosecutions, Obama Takes it to 11. (Or Should We Say 526?) | American Civil Liberties Union
The vast majority of all cases in US history of prosecuting leaks to journalists have occurred under the Obama administration.
ACLU  journalism  obama  whistleblower  via:reddit 
october 2014 by mcherm
Obama: No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me - CNET
As a candidate he promised no warrantless surveillance. That's not how it turned out.
politics  surveillance  nsa  obama  via:reddit 
august 2014 by mcherm
How White House's 'No Commenting' On Media Leaks Policy Makes Life Difficult For Professors | Techdirt
White House policy of no commenting on released information means people with security clearance can't participate properly in college classes.
secrecy  snowden  censorship  obama 
may 2014 by mcherm
Head-In-Sand Approach: White House Bans Current & Former Intelligence Staff From Discussing Any Media Leaks | Techdirt
White house rules now ban talking to reporters (saying "hi" to your neighbor is apparently prohibited) and talking ABOUT information that has been leaked. It's absurd.
obama  freespeech  censorship  via:Techdirt  techdirt 
may 2014 by mcherm
Obama’s Changes to Government Surveillance -
NY Times summary of Obama's approach to "reigning in" NSA surveillance.
nsa  obama  politics  surveillance  nytimes 
january 2014 by mcherm
Chilling legal memo from Obama DOJ justifies assassination of US citizens | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free |
A detailed ethical analysis of Obama's purported right to kill anyone anywhere in the world on his own say-so. Not exactly supportive.
politics  obama  law  via:HackerNews 
september 2013 by mcherm
Obama Promises Disappear from Web - Sunlight Foundation Blog
Obama took down the web page showing his pre-election promises. Is that because he made promises to protect whistleblowers?
politics  obama  snowden  whistleblower  via:HackerNews 
july 2013 by mcherm
All the Infrastructure a Tyrant Would Need, Courtesy of Bush and Obama - Atlantic Mobile
A really good writeup of how Bush and Obama have created a dangerously overpowerful executive.
politics  obama  rights  security  terrorism  via:reddit 
june 2013 by mcherm
How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics - The Daily Beast
Obama has done the exact opposite of what his opponents complain he has done.
politics  obama  via:twitter  todo 
january 2012 by mcherm
Why Is The Justice Department Pretending US Copyright Laws Apply In The UK? | Techdirt
Sometimes I really dislike the Obama administration. if the us won't extradite citizens for violating the law in Thailand for criticizing their king, then the US shouldn't extradite citizens from the UK who never violated UK law.
censorship  rights  copyright  ip-law  law  obama 
june 2011 by mcherm
Obama promises to suspend Habeas Corpus - Boing Boing
Obama may not be in favor of torture, but he IS apparently in favor of locking people up indefinitely without trial or even the commission of a crime. I object.
via:boingboing  politics  obama  evil  rights  torture 
may 2009 by mcherm
New and worse secrecy and immunity claims from the Obama DOJ - Glenn Greenwald -
Obama administration takes the position that discussion of secrecy is to secret to allow in courts: whole lawsuits should be dismissed lest they wake sleeping dragons.
obama  evil  politics  surveillance  via:slashdot  salon  civilrights  censorship  law 
april 2009 by mcherm
AP tries to shake down Shepard Fairey | Los Angeles Metblogs
AP goes after artist who drew iconic picture of Obama because he based it on a piece of a photo they took.
law  ip-law  copyright  copyrightabuse  via:boingboing  obama  photography 
february 2009 by mcherm
Obama’s FCC Transition Team Co-chair a WoW Player: victory or death! yes we can!: waltermonkey
An attempt to analyze a political figure working for Obama on the basis of the character that he plays on World of Warcraft. He does a surprisingly good job of it, actually.
via:boingboing  worldofwarcraft  socialcomputing  obama  politics  internet 
december 2008 by mcherm
White Supremacists for Obama, Black Separatists for McCain, Janis Ian For The End of The World - Boing Boing
Curious philosophical statement: white supremacist supports Obama because he wants to raise racial consciousness and thinks Obama winning will help achieve that.
obama  politics  via:boingboing  personal_net 
november 2008 by mcherm
Firedoglake » FBI Wanted Obama Plotters Charged, But A Rove Appointee Said No
It's a biased newssource, but may still be accurate: there was apparently a plot to assassinate Barak Obama, but the Republican-appointed US Attorney refused to prosecute.
politics  obama  terrorism  via:digg 
september 2008 by mcherm
Telecom Amnesty Foes Lobby Obama Using Obama Tech | Threat Level from
Group formed to pressure Obama to change his position and oppose amnesty for the telecom companies.
obama  politics 
july 2008 by mcherm
Obama Calls Muslim Women Barred From Stage - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog
Two Muslim women were told they could not sit where they'd be on camera with Barack Obama because they had on headscarfs. When Barack found out, afterward, he objected and called them personally to apologize.
politics  rights  obama  discrimination  via:digg 
june 2008 by mcherm
Fiscally Responsible John McCain « Jon Taplin’s Blog
Comparing the fiscal statuses of John McCain's family and Barak Obama's.
politics  via:boingboing  obama  personal_net 
june 2008 by mcherm
Daily Kos: Obama Didn't Want My Money - Updated w/link to letter
Obama returns a donation, and the donator finds himself even MORE committed to Obama.
obama  politics 
april 2008 by mcherm
A Card-Carrying Civil Libertarian - New York Times
New York Times article says Obama is a great champion of civil liberties. (In contrast to Hillary Clinton.)
obama  personal_net  civilrights  politics 
april 2008 by mcherm
The Obama I know --
A personal assessment of Obama by his law professor: he considers all sides before taking a position. He takes good ideas from "all sides" (including conservative ones). He's a big fan of transparency.
politics  obama  via:digg 
march 2008 by mcherm An hour and a half with Barack Obama
An essay by Marc Andreessen about why he supports Barack Obama.
politics  obama  via:digg 
march 2008 by mcherm
A Card-Carrying Civil Libertarian - New York Times
Obama is strong on civil liberties, as enacted by a legislature (not the courts). Clinton believes more in top-down control.
personal_net  politics  obama  via:digg 
march 2008 by mcherm
Obama Says He's Quit Smoking
... and while campaigning (which is stressful).
via:digg  obama  personal_net 
february 2008 by mcherm
Speak Up › The Hardest Working Presidential Candidate Logo
Clever use of a logo (Obama's political campaign in this case) which is presented differently to different audiences.
design  obama  logo  marketing  branding 
february 2008 by mcherm
The Verdict Is In: Our Voting System Is a Loser
An interview about voting methods. Endorses "range voting" which I haven't heard of previously.
voting  obama 
january 2008 by mcherm

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