The fact that a majority of Republicans voted against and a majority of Democrats voted in favor of the Amash amendment demonstrates that the Establishment draws support from both major parties.
The White House and the National Security Agency went all out to defeat Rep. Justin Amash's amendment to cut funding for NSA's massive collection and storage of Americans' telephone records.
In order to conduct its massive surveillance of data, the NSA taps directly into the world's network of undersea fiber-optic cables that carry electronic communications.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday is scheduled to debate an amendment to curb the National Security Agency's collection of records of billions of phone calls made and received by Americans each day.
It was affirmed on Friday that the NSA will continue to collect phone records of millions of Americans.
Facebook censors briefly banned the trailer for Kirk Cameron's new Christian movie Unstoppable, calling the content "abusive" and "unsafe."
Revelations that the IRS has thoroughly politicized its use of taxpayer information has ominous implications for the NSA's attempts to collect a broader spectrum of data on Americans.
According to former President Jimmy Carter "America does not have a functioning democracy at this point in time."
DNI James Clapper appears to have avoided accountability for having lied to Congress regarding the surveillance of millions of Americans by the federal government.
Although the chief architects of the surveillance state insist that unconstitutional monitoring promotes safety, the evidence proves otherwise.