Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), who wrote and introduced the PATRIOT Act to Congress in 2001, said in a statement Thursday that the National Security Agency overstepped its bounds by issuing a secret order to …
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House Patriot Act author Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Tuesday introduced a “USA Freedom Act” to restrict National Security Agency spying. That move …
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By a vote of 54-45, the Senate failed to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to advance a bill that would have extended for two months provisions of the "USA Patriot ... national security," Senator Patrick Leahy, a …
Obama's National Intelligence Director, James Clapper, blatantly lied to Congress last Spring when in response …
said Wednesday that within the next few days he plans to introduce this new legislation to combat his old legislation, taking back some of the power given to the National Security Agency by the Patriot Act. In an …
The morning after final passage of the USA Freedom Act, while some foes of mass surveillance were celebrating, Thomas Drake sounded decidedly glum. The new law, he told me, is “a new spy program.” It restarts some of …
On this side of the Atlantic, the debate over the Snowden leaks and the NSA data sweeps have revealed renewed ... Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, a primary author and long-time defender of the Patriot Act. …
In June, key provisions of the Patriot Act that justified the government’s massive data ... This particular clause has been used to justify a surprising portion of NSA activity; at The Nation, Zoë Carpenter examines what …
Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, In an interesting twist of irony, one of the Congressman most instrumental in the destruction of civil liberties in these United States due to his authorship of the Patriot
Security: With the director of national intelligence defending a program he told Congress didn't exist, the Patriot Act's author says this isn't the ... outsourcing our national security to 29-year-old unstable contractors, one …