But the latter revelation may actually have hurt the critics--by dramatizing that the Patriot Act, unlike the NSA eavesdropping, subjects the executive branch to useful constraints in combating terrorism. In the end, Congress …
Rand Paul (R-KY) expressed his intention to challenge the NSA's spying operations in court. Mark Udall (D-CO) called …
Rand Paul’s victory over President ... With the law’s expiration, the NSA and FBI will have to return to pre-Sept. 11 ways to collect this information until a replacement Patriot Act is passed by the Congress and signed by President Obama.
The FBI uses Section 215 of the Patriot Act to gather financial and other types of records in national security cases. Another expiring provision makes it easier for the bureau to track “lone wolf” terrorism suspects who have no connection …
Washington — The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to begin winding down its bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for the Patriot Act to be reauthorized in its current form and said the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records should continue, a position that separated him from some other …
The NSA has your answer, ready-made: The Government sought renewal of this authority to and including June 1, 2015 …
Hitting the Senate for the second time this year, the Act was blocked in a 57-42 vote. Section 215 of the Patriot Act expires on 31 May ... But as of 1 June, the NSA will still not be collecting phone data. So what happened? It seems …
As Congress looks to reform or reauthorize a controversial section of the Patriot Act — singed into law shortly ... At its core, the USA Freedom Act prevents the National Security Agency from collecting metadata of phone calls, such as …
Now exposed, leaders of both parties are piously pointing to the Patriot Act, saying it legalized this wholesale, everyday invasion of our privacy, so we shouldn’t be surprised, much less upset by NSA’s surreptitious peek-a-boo program. …