The author, deputy director and acting director at the CIA during 2000–04, teaches at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. The long-running dispute is over: Congress has passed a new incarnation of …
Last week, the Judiciary Committee voted 25 to 2 in favor of a bipartisan bill that would reauthorize the Patriot Act for five years, while imposing greater privacy protections such as reining in the National Security Agency’s …
Take a victory lap, Edward Snowden. Last summer, the White House and congressional intelligence committee leadership were unified in their insistence that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American …
The U.S. government contends that the bulk collection of U.S. phone records is authorised by section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), the author of the original USA PATRIOT Act, disagrees. In a …
Mass surveillance under the Patriot Act is so awful that even its author says that the NSA has gone far beyond what the Act intended (and that the intelligence chiefs who said Americans aren’t being spied on should be …
Over the weekend, the Senate failed to pass the necessary legislation in order to keep certain aspects of the Patriot Act from expiring. As a result, at least for the moment, the NSA isn't collecting ... of a phone call or …
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 …
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 …
“It is not the big enchilada, or even one of the big enchiladas of the NSA programs.” This article was originally published at http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/05/a-long-awaited-reform-to-the-usa-patriot
Jim Sensenbrenner told the Guardian: ‘The disclosure that NSA employees were spying on their spouses … was very chilling.’ Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The conservative Republican who co-authored America’s …