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    NSA Spying Stops Terrorism but Should Also Respect Liberties

    General Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency (NSA), testified in an open hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee for Intelligence on how intelligence collection supports the national effort to fight transnational terrorism. For the first time, he revealed that more than 50 incidents of potential terrorism … More

    Four Men Arrested in a Plot to Bomb U.S. Targets in Afghanistan

    Early this morning, news broke of an attempted terrorist attack against U.S. military targets in Afghanistan. A federal complaint unsealed yesterday alleges that four men—all U.S. citizens or permanent residents—were engaged in an active plan to carry out “violent jihad” and target U.S. government facilities in Afghanistan. From the news … More

    Movie Mocks Lawmakers Who Don't Read Legislation Before Voting

    House Speaker John Boehner famously dropped a copy of President Obama’s stimulus bill on the House floor during the debate over its passage, calling it a 1,100-page bill “that not one member of this body has read.” But the stimulus is only one example highlighted in Jerrol LeBaron’s documentary “Fools … More

    Morning Bell: After bin Laden

    Days after the death of Osama bin Laden, two men were arrested in New York City as they attempted to purchase a hand grenade, guns and ammunition for an attack on a Manhattan synagogue while disguised as Orthodox Jews. It was one of at least 39 terrorist plots against the … More

    The 38th Thwarted Attack: Bomber Uncovered by the Actions of Concerned Citizens

    Yesterday, the FBI arrested Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari for the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. His arrest marks the 38th successfully thwarted terrorist plot against the United States since 9/11. The FBI, with the help of concerned citizens, should be applauded for stopping the plot before it was … More

    Protecting the PATRIOT Act

    This week, both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate are set to vote on reauthorization of three key counterterrorism provisions—two found in the PATRIOT Act and one in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. These provisions include: Roving surveillance authority, which is used by investigators, … More

    Morning Bell: Patriot Act Facts

    Last night, despite a strong majority vote in favor of the bill, the House of Representatives fell seven votes short of the two-thirds they needed to suspend the rules and pass three key counterterrorism amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Many of the headlines you will read today … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom Report: February 7th-11th

    Analysis provided by Heritage Action for America House Cloakroom Report: February 7th - 11th Analysis: The House returns from their district work period week to discuss a variety of issues. Deliberations will begin on the Continuing Resolution package under the guidelines that the House Budget Committeeunveiled last week and what spending cuts … More

    Dennis Blair’s Resignation: What Really Matters

    On Friday, May 21, 2010, Admiral Dennis Blair (ret.), the Director of National Intelligence resigned. What really matters in his resignation, however, is not Dennis Blair but the Obama Administration’s chaotic counterterrorism strategy—one that is proving incapable of effectively preventing acts of terrorism against Americans. President Obama has made it … More