(AP file) WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) – After the Senate let provisions of the Patriot Act expire Sunday night, the U.S. government is without three tools to investigate and foil terrorist plots. As debate waged on Sunday night, the …
Key provisions of the Patriot Act expired at midnight Sunday, including the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records. Now, the Senate is scrambling to pass legislation to reform the expired program. In addition …
The 2 nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that "the text of SS 215 [of the Patriot Act]...does not authorize the [NSA's] telephone metadata program." In other words, the court determined that the NSA exceeded its authority by …
Last week a proposal called the Freedom Act was defeated in the US Senate ... agencies of an early Christmas present in the form of new national security hyperlegislation. Aspects of Patriot have been damned by independent experts as …
McConnell, R-Ky., warned against allowing the controversial NSA program and other key surveillance activities under the USA Patriot Act to expire at midnight May 31. He said he would call the Senate into session that day, a Sunday, and …
Many of us have differing views on exactly what reforms must be included in any bill reauthorizing USA PATRIOT Act
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul assailed the NSA in a 10-hour speech that roused civil libertarians around the country. He opposed both renewing the post 9/11-Patriot Act and the compromise measure -- that eventually passed -- known as …
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A federal appeals court rules NSA bulk surveillance illegal just as the Patriot Act is up for renewal in Congress. We’ll have the debate. President Barack Obama, left, greets John O. Brennan, center, Dir. of the Central Intelligence Agency …
Stating that "NSA spying makes us feel naked," the protest invites people all over the world to post photos of themself partially naked. So far, it's looking as if Fight for the Future and other supporters of ending the Patriot Act may get …
In that interview, Arnie pointed out to me an earlier article that talked about the appetite for Patriot Act reform among members of Congress. First, I’d like to present that interview. The clip below contains the whole second hour, but our …