Senate Judiciary Committee w/Alberto Gonzales-7/24/07 Pt22 Part 22 of 32 Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales. Senator Russ Feingold's questions to Alberto Gonzales. 7/24/07 KEEP IN MIND: Gonzales was given each and every question he would be asked beforehand. Nothing was a surprise - there was absolutely NO "GOTCHA!" Transcript of this portion of the hearing: FEINGOLD: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I will be shortly introducing a resolution to censure the president and senior members of his administration for undermining the rule of law. From authorizing an illegal wiretapping program to claiming the power to detain US citizens indefinitely without charging them, I think this administration has shown disdain for the Constitution and the laws of the land. You have played a central role in that effort, so I'd like to give you an opportunity to defend your actions. With respect to the NSA's illegal wiretapping program, last year in hearings before this committee and the House Judiciary Committee, you stated that, quote, "There has not been any serious disagreement about the program that the president has confirmed," unquote, that any disagreement that did occur, quote, "did not deal with the program that I am here testifying about today," unquote and that, quote, "The disagreement that existed does not relate to the program the president confirmed in December to the American people," unquote. FEINGOLD: Two months ago, you sent a letter to me and other members of this committee defending that testimony and asserting that it ...
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SOPA Act Aides Land Jobs On K Street Two top aides to the House Judiciary committee who worked on the SOPA Act have moved onto new jobs Lobbying for Hollywood on K Street. Cenk Uygur talks about the revolving door in Washington DC and the signal this sends to the rest of our government. Subscribe to The Young Turks: bit.ly The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: www.gplus.to Facebook: Twitter:
Surah 61. As-Saff by Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Baz Quran Recitation by Shaykh Abu 'Abdullaah 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn 'Abdullaah ibn 'Abdur-Rahmaan Aal-Baaz (b. 1909 - 1999) who was the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia. He was born in the city of Riyadh in 1909. Some of his teachers were Shaykh Muhammad ibn 'Abdul-Lateef Aal-Shaykh, Shaykh Saalih ibn 'Abdul-'Azeez Aal-Shaykh and the eminent Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem Aal-Shaykh. He worked for four*** years in the judiciary and was then deputed to the education faculty. He remained engaged in teaching for nine years at Riyadh Islaamic Law College, Riyadh Religious Institute. Then he was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Islaamic University, al-Madeenah; but shortly afterwards, he was made the Chancellor with all the administrative powers. Later he was appointed President of the General Presidency of Islaamic Research, Ifta, Call and Propagation, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He held the position of Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, the Presidency of many Islamic Committees and Councils, the prominent among these being: Senior Scholars Committee of the Kingdom, Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, the Founding Committee of Muslim World League, World Supreme Council for Mosques, Islamic Jurisprudence Assembly Makkah; and the member of the Supreme Council of the Islaamic University at al-Madeenah, and the Supreme Committee for Islamic Propagation, until he passed away on May 13th 1999. His website is: .sa
Super Committee Failure? Not So Fast... The Congressional super committee did not reach an agreement on massive budget cuts by the agreed upon deadline. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur explains why a 'grand bargain" that would screw the middle class is still possible. Subscribe to The Young Turks: bit.ly The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: www.gplus.to Facebook: Twitter:
Joint Committee of Conference in Wisconsin on Budget Repair Bill (3/09/11) On 3/09/11, a committee was held regarding a new version of the Wisconsin budget repair bill AB 11. The new version was passed through committee over the objections of Wisconsin State Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, who was reading aloud a memo regarding the Wisconsin open meetings law which he said the meeting was violating. The bill was passed in the Senate Senate soon after, 18-1, with no democrats present. Video from WisEye:
Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales-7/24/07 Pt4 Part 4 of 32 Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales takes the oath and makes a statement. 7/24/07 KEEP IN MIND: Gonzales was given each and every question he would be asked beforehand. Nothing was a surprise - there was absolutely NO "GOTCHA!" Transcript of this portion of the hearing: LEAHY: Thank you very much. And I might mention Senator Specter has requested a hearing on OxyContin. And I think he's absolutely right on that. We will have one, at your request. Mr. Attorney General, please stand and raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you will give at this time will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God? GONZALES: I do. LEAHY: Go ahead, Mr. Attorney General. GONZALES: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. LEAHY: I should note before you start that there will be a series of votes around 10:20 and I'll consult with Senator Specter how best to continue during that time. At most, we will try to limit the break. Go ahead. GONZALES: I understand, Mr. Chairman. I do have the great pleasure to work with over 100000 dedicated public servants at the Department of Justice. I admire the dedication to pursue justice for all Americans. GONZALES: The department's many accomplishments are, in reality, their accomplishments. As attorney general, I have worked with these fine men and women to keep our country safe from terrorists, our neighborhoods safe from violent crime and our children safe ...
Super Committee Dems Want Rich Tax Cuts Democrats on the Congressional super committee are willing to continue Bush tax cuts on the rich despite claiming to want a reduction in the federal budget deficit. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur explains why. Subscribe to The Young Turks: bit.ly The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: www.gplus.to Facebook: Twitter:
CFSAC November 8, 2011, 9 - 11:15 am Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) Meeting, Day 1, November 8, 2011. 9am to 11:15am. Opening Remarks, International Classification of Diseases-Clinical Modification (ICD-CM), and Public Comment
The Process (aka Designing The Stop Sign Video) - ORIGINAL What if there were no stop signs, and a major corporation was charged with inventing one? They'd brief their agency and let them do it. Sorta. Welcome to corporate creativity, where groupthink and endless revisions help good ideas get executed.
A Multimedia Introduction to the Communist Manifesto Please be sure to watch this video at the highest quality 720p setting. This video is meant to be used in group discussion of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. It has a brief overview section, then 3 main sections, each divided into 2 parts of 10 to 15 minutes each. The video's outline appears at 3 min and 27 sec. OUTLINE I. ELEMENTS a. Reflections on Motion & Change (at 0:07:17) b. Socio-economic Classes (at 0:15:34) II. DYNAMICS a. Class Struggle (at 0:26:20) b. Human Productive Forces & Revolutionary Change (at 0:45:53) III. EMERGING a. Birth of the Communist Manifesto (at 0:58:50) b. Class Consciousness (at 1:05:57) This video appears in the DVD publication ED together with other educational materials on fundamental topics in democracy and socialism, including essays on 21st century socialism by Marta Harnecker, readings on democratic struggles from the Haitian Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement selected by Tim Johnson, an 8-part slide show on the US Constitution by Carl Davidson, and a timely and informative essay on the current fight for full employment by Randy Shannon. For information on how to order your copy, please visit www.cc-
WaBA Annual Member Meeting - 4/20/12 - Committee Update Hear about some of our projects from our Education, Environment, Health and Fiscal Governance committees.
Martin Committiee SN# 168514 The preferred horn of contemporary jazz trumpet sensation, Chris Botti, the Committee delivers the classic, defining sound of such stars as Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Maynard Ferguson, and countless others. The 1948 model, in particular, is considered to be the most desirable. Many experts believe that the 1945/48 horns were constructed from spent ordinance of WWII. (This is the same legend that is told about the famous Selmer saxophones of the same era.) Whether it's true or not, the immediate post-war Committees are the most popular and desirable for many players and collectors. The horn's lacquer and valves have been recently restored. You will not believe how good this horn plays! Probably the best Committee I have ever Played! There are no dents, dings or signs of trauma. All the slides move freely. It plays very well in tune, with the buttery, characteristic sound that you would expect from the finest vintage Martin Committee trumpets. Rumor is the committee was: 1. Renold Schilke (who always claimed the horn was designed by a committee of one, him) 2. Vincent Bach 3. Elden Benge (Schilke and Elden built the early Chicago Benge horns in Schilke's garage, they were neighbors and Schilke had the machine tool experience) 4. Foster Reynolds (later he designed the Olds Mendez with Rafael) 5. A local player, presumably from the Chicago Symphony, since all these guys had strong ties to the symphony, This Martin Committee is a medium-bore horn (.453)
9/13/2011 (1 of 2) Peter Schiff Testimony Before Congress On Jobs Committee Peter Schiff Testifies Before Congress. Part 2 IS HERE: Full hearing is here:
FDA Advisory & Big Pharma Conflicts of Interest, Psychology MySpace Friend Me FDA Advisory & Big Pharma Conflicts of Interest, Psychology w/ Shannon Not a conspiracy theory because it's just too easily documented. Members of the FDA Advisory Committees for psychiatry and risk management have major ties to the drug industry. This video was produced by psychetruth Psychetruth is empowered by TubeMogul http © Copyright 2008 Zoe Sofia. All Rights Reserved. Distributed by Tubemogul.
We The Committee "This Won't End Quietly" Directed by Marcus Yau Camera - John Babb Edited - Marcus Yau The Woman - Cheryl Anderson More videos here -
The BIG Event: Committee Apps Out Now! Applications are out now for BIG Event Committees! This year we are looking for students interested in working on staff with BIG Event in the areas of outreach, operations,and job sites and tools. Make your impact on Auburn and the community and sign up today in the Student Involvement Office on the 3rd floor of the Student Center! War Eagle! The BIG Event is a unique way the Auburn family gives back to its community. Every year during the spring the Auburn family comes together and volunteers in homes, offices, and sites all around the community that will benefit from the service. Over the years the BIG Event has grown into an Auburn tradition and we expect a massive amount of volunteers this year! The BIG Event is sponsored by the Auburn SGA.
Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales-7/24/07 Pt6 Part 6 of 32 Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales. First half of Senator Arlen Specter questions to Gonzales. 7/24/07 KEEP IN MIND: Gonzales was given each and every question he would be asked beforehand. Nothing was a surprise - there was absolutely NO "GOTCHA!" Transcript of this portion of the hearing: SPECTER: Let me move quickly through a series of questions -- there's a lot to cover -- starting with the issue that Mr. Comey raises. You said, quote, "There has not been any serious disagreement about the program." Mr. Comey's testimony was that Mr. Gonzales began to discuss why they were there, to seek approval, and he then says, quote, "I was very upset. I was angry. I thought I had just witnessed an effort to take advantage of a very sick man." SPECTER: First of all, Mr. Attorney General, what credibility is left for you when you say there's no disagreement and you're party to going to the hospital to see Attorney General Ashcroft under sedation to try to get him to approve the program? GONZALES: The disagreement that occurred, and the reason for the visit to the hospital, Senator, was about other intelligence activities. It was not about the terrorist surveillance program that the president announced to the American people. Now, I would like the opportunity... SPECTER: Mr. Attorney General, do you expect us to believe that? GONZALES: Well, may I have the opportunity to talk about another very important meeting in connection with the hospital visit that ...
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Newt Gingrich: Super Committee Is Washington's Dumbest Idea Bret Baier posed a question to all of the candidates, asking if a real spending cuts deal was on the table, but included raising taxes, who would walk away from that deal? All of the candidates raised their hands. When asked why he was shaking his head, Newt Gingrich said, "I think this "super committee" is about as dumb an idea as Washington has come up with in my lifetime." He went onto say the idea that 523 congressman and senators are going to sit around for four months, while 12 people are going to sit in a room and brilliantly come up with a trillion dollars is irrational. He said, "They're going to walk in just before Thanksgiving and say 'Ok, we can shoot you in the head or cut off your right leg, which do you prefer.'"
Senate Judiciary Committee w/Alberto Gonzales-7/24/07 Pt15 Part 15 of 32 Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse questions Alberto Gonzales. 7/24/07 KEEP IN MIND: Gonzales was given each and every question he would be asked beforehand. Nothing was a surprise - there was absolutely NO "GOTCHA!" Transcript of this portion of the hearing: WHITEHOUSE: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Gonzales, just before our little break, you indicated, in describing your reason for visiting the stricken attorney general in his hospital room was to alert him to the change in the Department of Justice view of the program at issue. And you testified that Attorney General Ashcroft -- and these are the words that I wrote down -- quote, "Authorized these activities for over two years." Is it your testimony, under oath, that Attorney General Ashcroft was read into and authorized the program at issue for two years prior to your visit to him in that hospital? GONZALES: I want to be very careful here, because it's fairly complicated. What I can say is I'm referring to intelligence activities that existed for a period of over two years and what we were asking the Department of Justice to do was -- which they had approved and what we... WHITEHOUSE: "They had approved" I guess is the point that I'm getting at. GONZALES: General Ashcroft, yes. WHITEHOUSE: You're saying that Attorney General Ashcroft... GONZALES: Yes. WHITEHOUSE: ... had authorized this program for over two years prior to that day... GONZALES: General Ashcroft had ...
7. Being a Revolutionary The American Revolution (HIST 116) Professor Freeman continues her discussion of the Boston Massacre and how it represented a growing sense of alienation between the American colonists and the British authorities. The Americans and British both felt that the colonies were subordinate to Parliament in some way, but differed in their ideas of the exact nature of the imperial relationship. This period saw the formation of non-importation associations to discourage merchants from importing British goods, as well as committees of correspondence to coordinate resistance. One instance of such resistance occurred in December 1773, when Boston radicals who were frustrated with the Tea Act threw shipments of tea into Boston Harbor. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Different Conceptions of Colonists' Relationship to Britain 07:55 - Chapter 2. The Growth of Non-Importation Associations in the Colonies 19:05 - Chapter 3. Taxing as Display of British Supremacy: Parliament's Reactions 26:34 - Chapter 4. The Impact of the Tea Tax and the Development of Committees of Correspondence 33:50 - Chapter 5. Colonial Interpretation of and Reactions to the Tea Act: The Boston Tea Party 43:09 - Chapter 6. British Dismantling of Colonial Governance and Conclusion Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2010.
RNC Breaking News: Morton Blackwell's Minority Report Blocked from Entering the Green Zone Republican Delegate from Colorado Jeremy Strand paid the Watchdog Wire Radio booth a visit today with some breaking developments inside the RNC's power grab through their new rules changes regarding delegates: Morton Blackwell, a seasoned expert and member of GOP Rules Committees, was allegedly intentionally delayed from getting to the Rules Committee meeting with his authored Minority Report, which would challenge the RNC's abrupt new rules that essentially undermine the party's original rules. Since he missed the meeting, he was not granted permission to submit the challenge.
WFW 26 - The Fun Committee In this episode of WFW, Wes, Phil and Ted picks a very impractical way to choose the coveted title of being the Fun Committee Commissioner. Get the Awkward Turtle here: Wong Fu Weekends is Sponsored by our Premier Sponsor SOME MUSIC BY SUBSCRIBE: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: OFFICIAL: STORE
CBC Report on Conservatives' leaked "dirty tricks manual" Only days after filibustering several committees, a leaked document seems to prove the Conservative government has been deliberately wrecking havoc. The CBC's Susan Bonner gives the full report.
Government Ops. Committee - June 2 2010 - Baird vs Coady Proceedings from the chaotic June 2nd session of the Parliamentary Committee on Government Operations and Estimates From CBC News: bit.ly "A parliamentary committee looking into the Rahim Jaffer affair descended into a shouting match during an unprecedented — and uninvited — appearance Wednesday by a trio of Conservative cabinet members led by Transport Minister John Baird. Baird, appearing in Ottawa alongside Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis and junior science minister Gary Goodyear, clashed with opposition MPs on the government operations committee until the testimony of two other witnesses was suspended by a vote call in the House. The heated appearance was the latest salvo in the battle between Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government and opposition MPs over the Conservatives' decision last week to bar ministerial staffers from appearing before committees as witnesses. On Wednesday, the committee's opposition members had sought to hear from staff members of all three ministers, only for their bosses to show up ready for a fight. At one point, Baird repeatedly bellowed over the committee's chair, Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi, and tried several times to present a point of order, despite not being a member of the committee. Ratansi threatened to have the minister removed by security, while Baird charged that Ratansi didn't know how to do her job." Here, John Baird and Siobhan Coady go toe-to-toe. This is a must-watch. Read more about Canadian politics at ...
Committee On Un-American Activities History of the HUAC from its inception in 1938, through the Hollywood investigations of 1948, to the 1960 San Francisco City hall police water hosing of protestors. The first film by a private citizen which dares to challenge a Government agency.
George Osborne - Treasury Select Committee - smirk wiped from face The smirk wiped from Chancellor George (Gideon) Osborne's face when appearing before the Treasury select committee on 4th November 2010. Osborne was accused of "misleading the public" for claiming the UK was near bankruptcy in the weeks after he took office. He was asked how the cuts would impact on him personally. Osborne, member of the Bullingdon Club, heir to the baronetcy of Ballentaylor, benefits from a trust fund established by his father. The trust is held abroad to avoid UK tax. It's worth an estimated £4m.
Itty Bitty Titty Committee Trailer — Now available on DVD from ! From the director of "But I'm A Cheerleader," and the producers of DEBS This latest fabulous movie from Jamie Babbit is a dynamic, romantic, frequently funny and politically astute movie with a smart script, rockin' soundtrack and terrific ensemble cast that includes ***y young Melonie Diaz as the new dyke on the block who falls in with a great gang of Feminist troublemakers called ***s in Action (CiA), and then falls in love with leader of the pack, Nicole Vicius. Unfortunately, Nicole has a girlfriend -- Melanie Mayron -- and, as they say, drama ensues. With Carly Pope, Daniela Sea, Guinevere Turner, Deak Evgenikos, Jenny Shimizu and Lauren Mollica.
Select Committees Select Committees are an integral part of the scrutiny function of the House of Commons. The short film explains what their role and impact is, their membership, how the conduct inquiries, what it's like to be a witness and how you can get involved. For more information on how Select Committees work go to
The Ethics of Genetically Engineering Children - Arthur Caplan Complete video at: fora.tv Arthur Caplan, Director of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses ethical issues concerning genetic engineering and genetically handicapped children. ----- Arthur Caplan discusses Is it Immoral to Want to Live Longer, Be *** and Look Better? The Ethics of Using Biomedicine to Enhance Ourselves and Our Children as a part of The Ethical Frontiers of Science during the 2008 Chautauqua Institution morning lecture series. Arthur Caplan serves as the Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics, Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and the Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is the author or editor of twenty-five books and over 500 papers in refereed journals of medicine, science, philosophy, bioethics and health policy. His most recent book is Smart Mice Not So Smart People (2006). He has served on a number of national and international committees, including as the chair of the National Cancer Institute Biobanking Ethics Working Group; the chair of the Advisory Committee to the United Nations on Human Cloning; the chair of the Advisory Committee to the Department of Health and Human Services on Blood Safety and Availability; the special advisory committee to the International Olympic Committee on genetics and gene therapy; the ethics committee of the American Society of Gene Therapy; and the special advisory panel to the National Institutes of Mental Health on human ...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) Meeting, Day 2, June 14, 2012. 1:15pm to 2:15pm ME/CFS Organizations. Panel Discussion. Committee Members
Government committees, cash for clunkers, bigger deficits, social security and more moral hazards Peter Schiff The Schiff Report Video Blog May 12 2009
Senate Judiciary Committee w/Alberto Gonzales-7/24/07 Pt26 Part 26 of 32 Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's second round of questions to Alberto Gonzales. 7/24/07 KEEP IN MIND: Gonzales was given each and every question he would be asked beforehand. Nothing was a surprise - there was absolutely NO "GOTCHA!" Transcript of this portion of the hearing: LEAHY: We won't have to recess unless the attorney general wants a break. I'll turn the gavel over to Senator Whitehouse. WHITEHOUSE: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. WHITEHOUSE: Mr. Gonzales, let me just follow up briefly on what Senator Feingold was saying, because I'm also a member of both committees. And I have to tell you, I have the exact same perception that he does. And that is that if there is a kernel of truth in what you've said about the program which we can't discuss but we know it to be the program at issue in your hospital visit to the attorney general, the path to that kernel of truth is so convoluted and is so contrary to the plain import of what you said, that I, really, at this point have no choice but to believe that you intended to deceive us and to lead us or mislead us away from the dispute that the deputy attorney general subsequently brought to our attention. So you may act as if he's behaving, you know, in a crazy way to even think this, but at least count two of us and take it seriously. When we first spoke sometime ago, we talked about communications about cases between your office and the White House. In that context ...
Safety Committees - How to run an Occupational Health and Safety Meeting - Safetycare School committees, sporting committees, church committees and workplace committees ... we are all familiar with different committees but how do committees function and what elements combine to make an effective committee. A committee is a group of people, usually people with a vested interest, brought together to manage, address or oversee a particular organisation, part of an organisation or a particular problem or issue. For a committee to be effective: • Its role must be clearly defined. • The goals and objectives must be understood by all committee members. • And it must be able to meet in a timely manner to address problems and issues that arise. The word committee is derived from the word commit, and commitment to achieve its goals and objectives is the basis of any successful committee. The objective of this program is to highlight the importance of Workplace Safety Committees and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures. For the best and most up to date Safety DVDs and Videos please visit us at
Pink Floyd - The Committee Pts. 1, 2 & 8 Parts 1 (inversed and regular), 2 and 8 of the unreleased score to the 1968 film "The Committee". Songs taken from the rarities bootleg collection "Tree Full of Secrets". I didn't use parts 3-7 because the only versions available have dialogue playing over them about 90% of the time.
Stephen Colbert to House Sub-Committee: 'This Is America' Statement of Stephen Colbert The Colbert Report New York City, NY Protecting America's Harvest Committee on Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security US House of Representatives Washington, DC September 24, 2010 Good morning. My name is Stephen Colbert; television personality, comedian, and resident of New York. I would like to thank the Committee and its members for their time today and their open minds as I present my statement for the record. In July of 2010--in the midst of Arizona's immigration firestorm--I welcomed Arturo Rodriguez, President of United Farm Workers of America, as a guest on my television show to discuss the impact on harvests in California's Central Valley. During our interview and subsequent conversation, I learned of his Take Our Jobs Campaign; offering unemployed Americans farm work, providing necessary training, and addressing the chronic and endemic shortage of agriculture laborers across the country. While an enthusiastic endeavor, the project recruited a mere three participants. As a comedian and satirist, the temptation ofsubjecting my character to manual labor proved impossible to resist. I offered to be the fourth. Joined by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren - longtime advocate for farm workers' rights - I traveled to upstate New York where I spent ten hours picking beans, packing corn, and learning about the stark reality facing American farms and farmers. I learned that many farms are closing, growers are planting less ...
Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales-7/24/07 Pt5 Part 5 of 32 Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales. Chairman Patrick Leahy begins the questioning. 7/24/07 KEEP IN MIND: Gonzales was given each and every question he would be asked beforehand. Nothing was a surprise - there was absolutely NO "GOTCHA!" Transcript of this portion of the hearing: LEAHY: Thank you, Mr. Attorney General. And your full statement, of course, will be made part of the record. We have documents that we have not in answer to a request made by this and other committees, but obtained through Freedom of Information Act lawsuits. They indicate that you received reports in 2005 and 2006 of violations in connection with the Patriot Act, abuses of national security letters. The violations apparently included unauthorized surveillance, illegal searches and improper collection of data. LEAHY: But when you testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in April of 2005, you sought to create the impression that Americans' civil liberties and privacies were being effectively safeguarded and respected. And you said, and I quote, "The track record established over the past three years has demonstrated the effectiveness of the safeguards of civil liberties put in place when the act was passed." Then I sent you written questions. And earlier this month, you responded about when you first learned of problems with national security letters. But in those responses, you didn't mention these earlier reports of problems. So my question is this ...
Protester Delays Senate Committee Opening At the start of a Senate Finance Committee hearing on health care reform a protester shouted questions at committee members as they tried to begin their business.
Sen. Rand Paul on Consumer Choice in Energy Committee Hearing Sen. Paul questions the Department of Energy's commitment to protecting consumer choice during consideration of Appliance/Light Bulb Energy-Efficiency Legislation