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She cheerfully mentored new tellers and resolved a wide variety of issues that puzzled others, ensuring compliance with The Bank Security Act, The Patriot Act, and layers of complicated regulations. She tried to say goodbye to all her customers, but one old-timer became upset this week after learning he ...
In New York, for instance, the state Education Department includes Iraq only as one line in a subsection of its standards for teaching the role of the U.S. in the world post-1990. Iraq is grouped with the Sept. 11 attacks and the Patriot Act as part of teaching about America's war on terror. Students are asked to ...

Needless to say, the terror of America, being viewed under attack on television, cleared the way for the passage of the otherwise seemingly impossible to pass Patriot Act. It might be a coincidence but the Patriot Act suspends the constitutional rights of the people and expands the federal government's and ...
If complicit, then the secret FISA Court, created by the Patriot Act following 9/11, is as dangerous to our liberties as many of us warned it would be. Gary Beatty lives in Sharpes and is retired from 30 years as an assistant state attorney in Brevard County. He has a doctorate in law and is certified in criminal ...
I began making calls to the bank and eventually got an explanation: The bank was looking into whether my wife and I were laundering money, as they are required to by the Bank Secrecy Act as amended by the Patriot Act. Advertisement. Money laundering! There isn't enough money passing through my ...
The NSA also used Section 215 of the Patriot Act anti-terrorism law to secretly collect metadata from the phone records of millions of Americans not suspected of any terrorist ties. That program, revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, led Congress to pass a law in 2015 halting the mass ...
Regulations supported on the one platform include the US Patriot Act, the EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive 4 (AMLD 4), Foreign Account Tax and Compliance Act (FACTA), Common Reporting Standards (CRS), Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and Anti-Money Laundering and Counter ...
It is hypocritical for U.S. citizens to accuse any gun reform as infringement of the Second Amendment, but stay silent when minorities lose their Fourth Amendment rights through methods like the Patriot Act and "broken windows" policing. Advocates of a strict constitution protest government intervention in ...
Don't think this is a lewd or lascivious column; this is about rights, and dignity, and things of that nature. I had occasion to travel to San Diego on business. Leaving from Austin (I like smaller airports), we of course went through airport security, and it was actually a breeze. But most of you have a horror story ...
... Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Departments of Education and Interior, Science Committee deputy staff director (working with the International Space Station), served as principle House negotiator on the USA Patriot Act, staff committee on House Administration and the Select Committee on Benghazi.
This is the second part of my interview with Eric Anders, whose anti-Trump concept album, Eleven Nine, piqued my interest to find out his motivation and songwriting process behind it. I really like your new album, Eleven Nine, which you describe as your "patriot act." Please explain what you mean by ...
To complicate this further, after 9/11 the government passed the Patriot Act and established the Homeland Security Department and forced police departments nationwide to carry assault rifles, high capacity pistols and wear ballistic vests and other tactical gear. Basically law enforcement is looking more ...
Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart took steps Wednesday to restrict gun sales, adding two retail heavyweights to the growing rift between corporate America and the gun lobby. Dick's said it will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Its CEO took on the National Rifle ...
On February 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), pursuant to Section 311 of the PATRIOT Act, seeking to prohibit the opening or maintaining of a correspondent account in the United States for, ...
Since this is one of the few instances since Timothy McVeigh's crime that the adult suspect was captured alive, can and should he also be charged with terrorism under the Patriot Act? Section 802 of the act expanded the definition of terrorism to cover "domestic" terror. The motive may not ever be known, ...
While the majority of candidates aligned with Das in emphasizing their mixed feelings about the Patriot Act, Alexandra Chandler took a slightly different approach. In still saying the act needs revision, Chandler cautioned that "we need to apply a scalpel" when amending the Patriot Act. Prior to running for ...

Several weeks after the events of 9/11, I was in the West Wing of the White House debating the Patriot Act. I was a technology policy director at the time, and we were discussing the balance between personal liberties--particularly the privacy of our citizenry--against the need to protect America from ...
Editor's note: The following news articles have been taken from the Auburn Journal archives with light editing. To comment on Vintage Auburn, contact staff writer Tessa Marguerite at tessam@goldcountrymedia.com. Cutline: Vintage - 2008: Anthony William Bergen discusses the cons of the Patriot Act at ...
With the acquiescence of Democrats, the Patriot Act--opposed by only one senator, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin--shot holes through the sensible restrictions on monitoring Americans' communications. First, a bit of history. The Framers, reacting to the British use of writs of assistance to search whole towns ...
From spying on Martin Luther King Jr. to surveilling Americans citizens under the PATRIOT Act, the FBI has been abusing its powers since its inception in 1908. Politicians routinely turn a blind eye to such misdeeds. So, the sudden interest from congressional Republicans in releasing a memo that ...
On this day, 16 years ago, President George W. Bush signed into law the most sweeping, publicly acknowledged domestic surveillance authority in American history. Enacted six weeks after the 9/11 attacks and over the vehement objections and warnings of civil libertarians, the bill passed the Senate 98-1 ...
The George W. Bush administration rammed the Patriot Act down our country's throat, while misleading the public into believing that losing some liberties is a fair trade for additional security. Several areas of the Patriot Act deal specifically with your privacy and must be reviewed and either suspended or ...
It's time to label the National Rifle Association (NRA) a domestic terrorist organization under the U.S. Patriot Act. The NRA is a deplorable domestic terrorist organization that hides behind the Second Amendment and the interests of a small but vocal and threatening minority, while putting the vast majority of ...
In a scathing opener, "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough was ruthless in his criticism of the Republican party, which Scarborough once represented in Congress. "You had [Rep. Devin] Nunes' (R-CA) memo, which twists the truth and plays these crude political games with highly secret intelligence," ...
Mohamed Albanna, who was barred from taking the Lackawanna City Council seat he won in the November election because of his prior felony conviction, told lawmakers Monday night he could be taking his case to the state's highest court. "I have not exhausted my appeal," Albanna said to the City ...
When Robert Mueller · Robert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE was appointed last May as Special Counsel to investigate Trump, Politico Magazine gushed that "Mueller might just be America's straightest arrow -- a respected, nonpartisan and fiercely ...
government promised the 2001 Patriot Act passed after 9/11 would only be used to target Islamic terrorists. Today, it is used more to fight the war on drugs and other criminal activities that have little to no connection to terrorism. This is nothing new. In the mid-20th century, the NSA and FBI would spy without ...
In 2015, U.S. Congress voted to end a controversial surveillance program under section 215 of the Patriot Act, which authorizes the U.S. National Security Agency's secret phone metadata collection on Americans. Under Section 702, the U.S. government is supposed to target foreigners overseas without a ...
Sensenbrenner and Duffy also discussed the Patriot Act, which Sensenbrenner authored, FISA surveillance and the debate over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. Sensenbrenner argued "dreamers" -- about 2 million young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children ...
Trump has suggested that the U.S. can recoup wall expenses from Mexico via alternative methods, including by cutting its trade surplus with the U.S. He's also floated the option of invoking the Patriot Act to cut off or tax remittance payments to Mexico from Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. Mexicans sent ...
WASHINGTON, January 19, 2018: While big-government Democrats and big-government Republicans were negotiating a spending compromise to prevent a shutdown of big, intrusive government, GOP lawmakers told Fox News a House Intelligence Committee report shows the Obama administration ...
The five amici positions were established under the USA Freedom Act--the successor to the Patriot Act passed in 2015--which was introduced in the wake of Snowden's leaks of classified National Security Agency memos. The legislation included several new limits on the surveillance of U.S. citizens.
Using high-touch technology on tablets provided by the Institute, students took on the role of U.S. senators and worked together to pass a reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act. The Senate Immersion Module program provides an in-depth opportunity for students to engage in the legislative process.
What has been the historical evolution since the launching of the US Patriot Act by President Bush shortly after the 9/11 attacks: "The USA Patriot Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct terrorism), aimed at both aliens and citizens.
Last week marked the 16th anniversary of the tragic attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. These attacks caused a ripple effect of kindness around the world: The New York firefighters sprung to the scene immediately, neighbors were doing anything they could to lift each other up and people in ...
Other Facts:Helped write the Patriot Act after September 11th terrorist attacks. Played a key role in the government investigations of WorldCom, ...
The Sept. 11 commission has revealed another zealot who supports the dreaded USA Patriot Act, insisting that "everything that's been done in ...
Congress rushed passage of the USA Patriot Act in the weeks after Sept. 11 intending to squeeze terrorists out of the underworld and onto the ...
The U.S. Patriot Act was passed into law on October 26, 2001 in response to the 9/11 terror attacks. The Patriot Act was implemented in order to ...
And he noted Osama bin Laden's reference in a tape aired over the weekend to the Patriot Act championed by Bush and questioned by ...
... Treasury should direct US financial institutions and financial agencies to invoke Section 311 of the Patriot Act. This would put the Patriot Act to ...
Some surveillance is justified under the FISA Amendments Act (specifically section 702), but the Patriot Act is cited by others (specifically ...
Congress has the opportunity to fix many of the things that are wrong with the Patriot Act, a voluminous assault on American civil liberties that ...
Good weekend, friends, from all of Countable, and from me, Andrea Seabrook, the managing editor. Here are a few stories you shouldn't miss: ...
As we recently blogged, the Royal United Services Institute ("RUSI") for Defence and Security Studies -- a U.K. think tank - has released a ...
... designating those parts of Lebanon under Hezbollah control a "primary money laundering concern," a selective extension of the Patriot Act, ...
... we got the Iraq/Afghanistan worthless trillion dollar wars that are about old enough to legally drink now, and the equally costly Patriot Act. The ...
When the city of Cambridge opted not to cooperate with the Patriot Act, O'Reilly told a city council member on his show that "you're hysterical in ...
The Patriot Act defines domestic terrorism as an attempt to "intimidate ... The Patriot Act's definition gives the Justice Department broad authority ...


 

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