"Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, who worked with president George W. Bush to give more power to US intelligence agencies after the September 11 terrorist attacks, said the intelligence community had misused those powers by …
Sensenbrenner wrote to Holder that the authors of the Patriot Act "found an appropriate balance" between national security and constitutional rights. But he "has always worried about potential abuses of the Act." He concluded by …
Over the weekend, three provisions of the Patriot Act expired thanks to ... “On a matter as critical as our national security, individual Senators must put aside their partisan motivations and act swiftly. The American people deserve …
Obama's National Intelligence Director, James Clapper, blatantly lied to Congress last Spring when in response to a …
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), who helped draft the PATRIOT Act, is exploring options to narrow a provision of the law that allows the National Security Agency (NSA) to obtain telephonic metadata on nearly all Americans. The …
Image via AP. Contact the author at gabrielle@gawker.com. Technically, three key provisions of the Patriot Act governing what data the NSA can collect and how expired tonight after Rand Paul bested Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell …
The Patriot Act was passed to boost national security after the Sept ... individual privacy and national security," Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat and co-author of the Freedom Act, said in a statement. "It is frustrating that with …
Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security ... Patriot Act could be going away? And this program would change? That’s right. But lawmakers who want changes to the program still have a tough slog ahead of them. …
The Capitol Hill Patriot Act standoff continues, and absent a deal, the National Security Agency's domestic phone-spying ... the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and an author of the Freedom Act, suggested that some fears …
Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI, 5th), author of the Patriot Act, and the anti-surveillance ... Read More The flagship anti-surveillance bill, the Freedom Act, aims at kicking the National Security Agency's spying programs to the curb. The …