Congress may be preparing to reinforce two horrible FISA Court decisions and an abusive government search with no debate in the coming weeks: a decision to give national security orders ... by reauthorizing the Patriot Act twice. The …
This past weekend saw Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other proponents of the national security state fail in their bid to renew key provisions of the Patriot Act. Of course, few people were aware of this encouraging …
... nation's intelligence-collection efforts during a stop in the early presidential voting state of New Hampshire this month. .@ChrisChristie on NSA, PATRIOT Act: 'I don't believe it's a privacy issue, it's a national security issue" …
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 …
Speaking to reporters today at the White House, President Obama demanded that Congress renew Section 215 of the Patriot ... Act, a watered-down reform bill, and saying the Senate needs to approve it as well. Section 215 is being …
The authors of the Patriot Act always intended that its provisions would be permanent. The politically expedient thing to do would have been to include a sunset provision, to acknowledge a temporary moment of crisis that required special …
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 …
(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 …
A sweeping National Security Agency program that collects and stores so-called metadata for nearly all United States phone calls in a searchable database is not authorized by the Patriot Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. …
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 …