‘DNA, prayer content and now … phone records?’ Sen. Ted Cruz blasts ‘disturbing pattern’

As Twitchy founder/CEO Michelle Malkin noted this morning, the NSA’s snooping on Verizon customers’ phone records is best understood in the context of Obama’s “creeping, creepy surveillance-state.” The latest news about the NSA’s surveillance is only the latest in a tsunami of scandals that involve federal overreach, spying, snooping and targeting political...

Snort! Bright side to NSA surveillance scandal? Close call avoided

That. Was. Beautiful. As Twitchy reported, news broke on Wednesday that the NSA has been collecting Verizon phone records of millions of Americans. Steve Doocy quipped, “We’re all being Rosen-d” and Ace of Spades lamented, “We’ve all got an Obamaphone now.” But leave it to the always fantastic @ExJon to...

AWKward: Is Verizon still running ads for its ‘Share Everything’ plan?

CNN just ran a @verizon "share everything" plan Ad. Ooops. — David Clinch (@DavidClinchNews) June 6, 2013 Oops, indeed! Verizon’s ad for its “Share Everything” plan takes on an eerily sinister tone today as we learn that it was Verizon doing the sharing. Share everything … with the NSA. Time...

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., calls NSA surveillance program ‘an outrageous violation of Americans’ privacy rights’

Add Arizona congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema to the short but growing list of prominent Democrats speaking out against the Obama administration’s domestic phone call surveillance operation. Related: ‘Obscenely outrageous’: Al Gore fury over report of Obama administration blanket surveillance Greg Gutfeld blasts Obama administration over NSA surveillance scandal

Ha! We are all James Rosen? Rosen shares what you’d really be doing ‘if you were all me’

Hilarious! After the news broke that the NSA has been snooping on the phone records of Verizon customers, Fox News’ Steve Doocy tweeted, “We’re all being Rosen-ed!” Others tweeted that today, “we’re all James Rosen.” Not so fast, guys! If you were really Fox News’ James Rosen, “you’d be vacationing with...

Alec Baldwin masterfully redirects NSA surveillance scandal to troll Lindsey Graham

We’ve seen a couple of celebrities break with the Obama administration when it comes to issues of civil liberties, but the usual script (as followed by the media) is to blame Bush. Alec Baldwin doesn’t always follow the script, though, and he found a way to use the administration’s collection...

‘My holidays to the USA ruined!’: @EdwardSnowden mistaken for NSA leaker

With the news breaking that the name of the NSA whistleblower is Edward Snowden, the owner of the @EdwardSnowden Twitter account is bracing himself for a ton of activity with his username in the coming days. What a shock it must have been at first. @BrianMFloyd no idea what anyone...

Drudge, Ingraham wonder if God is still watching over America; Citizens reply with NSA zingers

Matt Drudge took to his personal Twitter account Tuesday morning to ask that profound question. Laura Ingraham swiftly responded: He's watching but too many have turned away from Him. "@DRUDGE: Do you get the feeling God is no longer watching over America?" — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 11, 2013 Others...

Aw, even David Sirota is outraged by NSA surveillance program

Memo to President Obama: When even hard-left libs like David Sirota and Al Gore are turning against you, it’s not a good sign. [email protected] This is so cute!! Your little eyelids have finally opened up after your 5 year blow job of Obama. Awwwww. — GayPatriot™ (@GayPatriot) June 6, 2013...

Shockah! Obama lapdog Chuck Todd ties NSA scandal to Bush administration

Well, who could’ve seen that coming? This morning, Chuck Todd kicked off his “report” on the NSA surveillance scandal by invoking the name of a man who hasn’t been president in over four years. The Today Show opens with BREAKING NEWS of the NSA/Verizon scandal. @chucktodd blames Bush within the...

NYT editors on NSA scandal: ‘The administration has now lost all credibility’

I don't think the NYT has ever criticized Obama this harshly before in his presidency. — Dina Fraioli (@DinaFraioli) June 6, 2013 Yep, this one’s gonna leave a mark. The New York Times, normally a reliable ally of the current administration, is suddenly not so keen on The One anymore...

NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre: The NSA is just like ‘a cop stopping by the corner store’ to keep us safe

The NSA’s “got the right stuff, baby,” says New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre. Obama’s government can snoop all it wants, without limits, and it’s a-OK with McIntyre because this administration has clearly shown itself to respect the rights of political enemies. In fact, surveillance of Americans is just like having a neighborhood beat...

On anniversary of hostage crisis, Iran hits US on NSA spying scandal

It was just last month when Americans took to the National Mall for an anti-NSA “Stop Watching Us” march. It was a bipartisan affair, with former Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Republican Rep. Justin Amash both taking the stage to demand an end to the sort of mass surveillance that...

‘It’s called protecting America’: Sen. Feinstein defends NSA surveillance overreach

Uncomfortable with the idea that the NSA has been secretly collecting phone records from millions of Americans? Don’t be. Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants you to know that it’s all for your own good. This morning, Sen. Feinstein, who doesn’t believe in honoring Americans’ right to protect themselves, defended the NSA’s...

Obama: Trust government ‘encroachments’ on privacy or ‘we’re gonna have some problems’

And how. After the president finished his futile attempt to extol the virtues of Obamacare in California, he graciously took one question from a reporter totally selected at random: And here comes the rehearsed question and answer from Obama on #NSA. Journo is Jackie Calmes of NYTimes. — Michelle Malkin...

Holder: ‘Open forum’ not ‘appropriate setting’ to reveal whether DOJ spied on Congress

The White House is already wallowing in scandal, but there’s always room for more. At today’s Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Sen. Mark Kirk asked Eric Holder a simple question: Kirk to Holder: Is DOJ spying on Congress? http://t.co/G5A6hJH1t4 — Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum) June 6, 2013 Understandable given the news about...