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Episode Info: Today in the U.S. House, Republicans, with the help of a number of Democrats, approved the reauthorization Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act --  a sweeping surveillance law that scoops up the phone calls and emails of millions of Americans without cause or court warrant.  Civil libertarians on both the Right and Left have been hoping to end or radically limit the dragnet measure which they say is in violation of the Constitution.  A tweet by Donald Trump, while watching Fox "News", harshly criticized the measure, and after chaos reportedly broke out among the House GOP caucus, the President tweeted again, this time in support of the measure which he clearly knows nothing about. In the meantime, as Trump and Congressional Republicans pretend to be concerned about terrorism and putting "America first", a major terrorism case brought by the Dept. of Justice just before Christmas has gone almost entirely unnoticed by the media. We're joined by HuffPost's senior justice reporter RYAN REILLY to discuss his investigation and the disturbing lack of media coverage of an Amtrak train stopped by a white supremacist neo-Nazi from Missouri (as opposed to someone with a Middle-Eastern sounding name), who had amassed an arsenal of deadly weapons in hopes of allegedly "killing black people,” and was released on bail for two months before finally being charged on federal terrorism counts two months later.  There are several other reasons why the case isn't even a blip on the media's radar. Plus Desi Doyen joins us with the latest 'Green News Report', on the tragic climate disaster unfolding in Southern California, the Trump Administration's about-face on offshore drilling for one politically important state, and a lawsuit filed by New York City against oil companies, seeking damages for climate change impacts....Read more »

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