| May 18, 2015
| 2:51 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered a vigorous defense of post-Sept. 11 surveillance tactics on Monday, backing existing programs and calling for an expansion of intelligence-gathering capabilities even as Congress seeks ways to rein in the programs....
| May 5, 2015
| 9:10 AM
In a sign that the possibility of bipartisan cooperation in Congress is not completely dead, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have moved closer to a consensus on modifying the U.S. Patriot Act, which authorizes the government's secret spying program...
| May 14, 2015
| 10:20 AM
A week after a federal appeals court ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk data collection program was unconstitutional, the Obama administration is urging Congress to approve legislation that would put new limitations on the agency's power to...
| May 14, 2015
| 7:10 AM
The terrorist threat to western democracies has taken a complex turn that will greatly complicate our ability to detect and counter internal threats to our security. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula...
| May 13, 2015
| 6:43 PM
In the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks, an angry, vengeful and frightened United States made a decision it would come to regret.
As the ruins of the World Trade Center's twin towers smoldered, Congress passed the Patriot Act, sweeping...
| May 13, 2015
| 3:17 PM
The House voted by a wide margin Wednesday to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records and replace it with a system to search the data held by telephone companies on a case-by-case basis.
The 338-to-88 vote set...
| May 12, 2015
| 3:50 PM
The House is poised to pass a bipartisan bill Wednesday intended to dial back the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects and stores Americans’ telephone data and that a federal appeals court has ruled is illegal.
| Apr 12, 2015
NEWPORT NEWS — The FBI and local law enforcement agencies are concerned about new changes to cellphones they say could hamper their ability to obtain crucial information during criminal investigations.
But not everyone agrees, with iPhone maker...
| May 8, 2015
| 12:37 PM
One lesson of American history is that in times of war or crisis, American presidents, lawmakers and citizens often lose their minds. Another lesson is that they eventually regain their senses. When it comes to national security in the age of terrorism,...
| May 7, 2015
| 2:41 PM
In a major vindication for Edward Snowden — and a blow for the national security policy pursued by Republicans and Democrats alike — the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency's metadata...
| May 6, 2015
| 8:49 PM
Two activists who put a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War memorial were ticketed and got their confiscated sculpture back Wednesday, saying they felt the episode had sparked conversation about freedom.
Jeff Greenspan and Andrew Tider had...