If you have 40 contacts, three hops could include information on 2.5 million people. The U.S. government contends that the bulk collection of U.S. phone records is authorized by section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), the …
In this case, an exception has been made because the author -- who would have preferred ... one of the most controversial provisions of the USA Patriot Act: the expanded power to issue "national security letters." It no doubt surprised most …
WASHINGTON (AP) - Law enforcement officials get to keep their anti-terror tools, but with some new curbs, under the USA Patriot Act renewal passed by the ... victory as they sought to polish their national security credentials this midterm …
Why not, we say... US House Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, the lead author of controversial anti-terror law the Patriot Act, has asked the European Parliament for help in taming the NSA. He also called for Europe to put pressure …
For example, after the Congress’s inaction recently allowed sections of the Patriot Act to lapse ... government information and then pardon him. This author did some congressional oversight of the NSA prior to 9/11. Back then, the US …
Then our Connecticut congressional delegation split voting on HR514, to extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act until Dec. 8 ... when a non-profit library organization was served with a National Security Letter by the FBI, and prohibited …
Also in need of reform, are what's called National Security Letters (NSLs ... Sixty-five percent were drug related. John Whitehead, author of "Renewing the Patriot Act While America Sleeps", described our post Patriot Act reality in …
And on February 8 in Washington, members of the House--libertarians and Tea Partiers on one side and progressive Democrats on the other--got together and defeated a bill that would extend three key sections of the Patriot Act. Now …
A showdown in the U.S. Senate over the extension of the Patriot Act this week revealed divisions among the GOP on a core policy issue of national security – in particular ... are solely those of each individual author.
demand that the chamber vote on an amendment that would restrict national security officials from examining gun ... Steve King (R-Iowa) and Patriot Act co-author Nathan Sales wrote in a Politico op-ed today: As Congress takes up …