(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 …
The NSA began the multi-day process to shut down its dragnet phone collection after Congress didn’t reauthorize provisions of the Patriot Act, which was used as legal justification for the mass surveillance program. “That process …
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 …
The bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the NSA came to a temporary end at midnight Sunday as Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the Patriot Act in an extraordinary Senate session. The Senate adjourned without …
related to the government’s secret interpretation of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the law the NSA has relied upon for years to mass collect the phone records of millions of innocent Americans. In a court filing, the Justice Department, …
The US Senate experienced a weekend of Republican wrangling over renewal of provisions of the USA Patriot Act ... swing that he opposes the USA Freedom Act because, he says, it goes too far in regulating the NSA's mass-surveillance …
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 …
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 …
The Patriot Act was rushed through Congress 14 years ago amid the obvious fear following 9/11. Since then, particularly since Edward Snowden’s revelations of invasion of privacy by the National Security Agency, the wisdom of the Patriot
Many of us have differing views on exactly what reforms must be included in any bill reauthorizing USA PATRIOT Act