Media Coverage

Here are links to some of the press coverage we've gotten, and prior stories on Real ID:

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Montana Battles Homeland Security Over National ID Plan
Flathead MT Beacon - March 14

Teens Using Real I.D. Cards To Get Into Bars
KMSS TV - March 11

REAL ID Means Personal Info Really Easy to Steal
Utne Reader Online - March 6

State House asks governor to apply for Real ID extension
WIS News 10 - March 6

House lets Real ID die
The Register-Herald - March 6

Governor: Residents won't be affected by Real ID noncompliance
Montana's News Station - March 6

Maine Undecided About Real I.D. Extension
WCSH Portland - March 6

Officials still at loggerheads over Real ID Act
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - March 6

Alexander Opposes Real ID Law Without Federal Funds
Upper Cumberland Daily News - March 5

Real ID Extension Creeps Up on SC Governor
WLTX TV - March 5

Real ID infringes on American liberty
Ohio News Record - March 3

Real Rebellion Needed - DUMP The Real ID Act!
Canada Free Press - March 1

Guam seeks to delay REAL ID compliance
Pacific Daily News - March 1

Collins urges Real ID Act extension
Bangor Daily News - March 1

State should reject Real ID proposal
Repubican-Herald - February 26

Lynch Protests Real ID Law
Cabinet Press - February 26

Bill blocking WV from ID act could mean travel problems
Charleston Daily Mail - February 26

Stu Bykofsky: This ID is less than a Real-ity show
Philadelphia Daily News - February 25

Govs press for more money on Real ID, Medicaid - February 25

Lynch drafting letter to delay Real ID enforcement in N.H. - February 21

House committee united in rejecting Real ID program
Salt Lake City Tribute - February 20

Senator wins round one in war over Real ID card
The Register-Herald - February 20

Backlash mounts against REAL ID
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - February 19

Real ID will cause real big mess
The Shelby Star - February 17

ACTE Calls For One Year Delay On Initial Phase of Real ID Implementation
Etravel Blackboard - February 14

Officials opposing REAL ID statute / Costs, privacy main concerns
The News Record (OH) - February 14

Human ID Chips Get Under My Skin
BusinessWeek - February 12

Real ID worries domestic violence groups
CNet News - February 8

Countdown to REAL ID (May 11, 2008)
National Conference of State Legisators - January 11

Homeland Security proposes delayed Real ID rollout - January 11

From 2007...

Federal ID plan raises privacy concerns
CNN - August 16, 2007

Panel: We won't be 'blackmailed' by Real ID Act
Concord Monitor - March 21

'Real ID' program reason to worry
Bloomington Pantagraph - March 18

Feds pass the buck on the Real ID Act
San Antonio Express-News - March 17

Multi-Billion Dollar Real ID Program May Be Stymied Due to $3 Million Shortfall
Congressional Quarterly - March 15

Reload on Real ID
The Sun News - March 11

'Real ID' threatens everyone's privacy
Nashville Tennessean - March 10

Opposing view: Repeal Real ID
USA Today - March 6

Real problems with Real ID
Palm Beach Post - March 4

Homeland Security offers details on Real ID
C|Net News - March 3

Real ID Program Postponed
Concord Monitor - March 3

The Real ID Act, and encroaching Big Brother
Seven Generational Ruminations - March 3

Reforming Real ID
San Francisco Chronicle - March 2

Real ID hearing draws heated testimony
Capital Press - March 2

ACLU Slams Draft DHS Regulations on Real ID
ACLU - March 1

DHS Issues REAL ID Regulations; CDT Urges Repeal of Law
Center for Democracy and Technology - March 1

Alexander Praises DHS Decision To Delay "Real ID"
The Chattanoogan - March 1

Senator Collins' Real ID Amendment is Not a Real Solution
ACLU - February 28

Health care, REAL ID top govs' priorities - February 28

Oregon aims to put Real ID on fast-track
NewsRegister - February 24

California lobbies for Real ID changes
The OC Register - February 24

Put "Real ID" Into Reverse
SanFrancisco Chronicle - February 23

REAL ID Act Could Endanger Victims of Domestic Violence
American Constitution Society - February 21

Alexander Criticizes "Real ID" As Unfunded Mandate
The Chattanoogan - February 15

Real-ID: Costs and Benefits
Crypto-Gram Newsletter - February 15

Maryland lawmakers debate federal Real ID Act
Baltimore Sun - February 15

Plan for 'Real ID' cards sparks real opposition in Idaho
Casper Star Tribute - February 15

Congress should repeal Real ID driver's license mandate
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel - February 12

State officials oppose repealing Real ID Act
C|Net News - February 8

States Rights and REAL ID
Tenth Amendment Center - February 6

States Buck Fed Plan For National ID
CBS News - February 4

Several States Seek to Kill Federal "Real ID" Requirements
Fox News - February 1

Real-ID: Costs and Benefits
Schneier on Security - January 30

Montana moves to reject Real ID Act
USA Today - January 30

Uncertainty over Real ID worries state officials
Quad-City Times - January 27

Maine Rejects Real ID Act
C|Net News - January 25

Real ID database to be outsourced
Homeland Stupidity - January 15

Articles from 2006

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