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PBC News & Comment: Obama Ignores Valuable Advice from Former NSA Top Officials

NSA insider whistleblowers William Binney and Thomas Drake share the advice and info they'd give Obama, if he let them.....Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and generate $15 to the PBC Podcast!

We feature powerful excerpts from Binney and Drake, who reveal how Michael Hayden took NSA "off the rails" into illegal, corrupt and ineffective actions.  These courageous whistleblowers continue to honor their oaths to the Constitution, and are outraged by the approved NSA talking point, "metadata could've prevented 9/11.

--Obama's NSA panel of pals appear at Senate Judiciary Committee, where panelists Clarke and Morrell agree with Sen. Leahy that phone records collection is improper, ineffective

--Steven Levy of Wired waited years to talk to top NSA officials, who recently agreed because they need some good PR.  In this lengthy story, Levy provides interesting insights into thinking at NSA's Ft. Meade and at Silicon Valley tech giants

--federal appeals court deals major setback to FCC "net nutrality" rules

--Apple defies judge, has its $1,800 an hour lawyer challenge the court's $1,100 an hour legal monitor over e-book price fixing

--59 Senators, including 16 Dems, now support stupid bill to increase sanctions on Iran, despite remarkable progress in talks

--some residents in 9 West Virginia counties can now shower and drink the water--who needs government regulations?

--activists led by Credo mobile deliver 100,000 anti-fracking comments to California Gov. Brown

--liberal Dem Congressman George Miller is retiring after 40 years

--foundations offer to ransom Detroit's art collection, now held hostage by bankruptcy court