Several full blown scandals have bombarded the Obama administration in the past few weeks alone, building on an already impressive list of past scandals. So much has happened recently that one might easily forget about Operation Fast & Furious, the dozens of spectacular green ‘investment’ failures like Solyndra, or even garden variety intimidation like Vice President Biden forcing a veteran ABC news reporter into a storage closet for more than an hour.

It’s basically a full-time job to keep track of all the corruption in this administration, and since we know you are far too busy to pick up a second job chronicling Obama’s lies & abuses, we will attempt to do it for you this week on 

DAY 1: Domestic spying, NSA

When President Obama told graduating students to dismiss the voices who warn of government tyranny, he did so knowing full well that just days earlier his administration had obtained a secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data on millions of regular Americans. Not calls from terrorists, but all call logs “between the United States and abroad” or “wholly within the United States” must be handed over to the NSA, no matter what the content of the calls.

But that was just the beginning. Here’s a timeline with all the key dates and information you need to know (to date) on the NSA scandal:

  • June 5, 2013: The Guardian runs story revealing the NSA is collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily.
  • June 6, 2013: The Washington Post runs story revealing both the U.S. & the British are intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in a very broad & very secret program.
  • June 10, 2013: U.S. ‘disappointed’ to learn Hong Kong allowed Snowden to leave country, asks Russia to extradite him.
  • June 23, 2013: Surprise! Former Facebook security officer joins NSA.
  • June 28, 2013: Feds previewed NSA leaks before Guardian printed story, but didn’t raise any security concerns about content of NSA leaks, seemingly contradicting Boehner & Obama’s security concerns.
  • June 29, 2013: Report: NSA technology designed to ‘destroy privacy’ can store one billion cell phone calls every single day.
  • June 30, 2013: The new cold war? NSA bugged European Union offices.
  • July 5, 2013: Bolivian president threatens to close U.S. Embassy after Snowden plane incident.
  • July 5, 2013: Venezuela & Nicaragua offer asylum to Snowden.
  • July 8, 2013: Snowden interview: he totally predicted exactly how U.S. would respond to his whistleblowing.
  • July 14, 2013: Snowden has docs containing an ‘instruction manual’ detailing inner workings of the NSA.

Be sure to check back all this week for comprehensive roundups of the IRS scandal, the DOJ targeting of journalists, and much more.