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  • Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension of Patriot Act

    The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. The main stumbling block was a House-...
  • Bush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Act

    Likely Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie on Friday heartily endorsed the Patriot Act and the permission it gives the government to collect phone records in bulk, mocking those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed...
  • Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol

    Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats. Tea party conservative Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is pairing with...
  • Watchdog report examines FBI's use of Patriot Act authority

    The FBI has broadened the scope of records it seeks under a section of the Patriot Act that permits agents to gather wide-ranging materials during national security investigations, and also took too long to create procedures for the handling of certain...
  • Senators offer compromise on domestic surveillance changes

    The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee floated a compromise Thursday that would end bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency after a two-year transition period, leaving it up to the House to accept the deal or allow...
  • NSA spying powers on brink of lapsing

    WASHINGTON The National Security Agency's power to collect Americans' phone records is on the verge of at least temporarily expiring, as the House of Representatives left Thursday for a 10-day Memorial Day break without an agreement on the controversial...
  • German spy chief says mistakes made in cooperation with NSA

    Germany's foreign spy chief said Thursday that his agency made mistakes in its dealings with U.S. counterparts, but warned that probes intended to shed light on possible wrongdoing could threaten intelligence cooperation with allies. Gerhard Schindler...
  • No: Extension is a vote for unconstitutional snooping

    No: Extension is a vote for unconstitutional snooping
    When you hear the phrase "Patriot Act," if you think of massive government surveillance, top-secret data collection, and the enormous National Security Agency program gathering information about Americans' phone calls, then you're likely thinking of...
  • Senators offer compromise on domestic surveillance changes

    The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee is offering a compromise that would end bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency after a two-year transition period, leaving it up to the House to accept the deal or allow...
  • 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change

    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform. "My party has let the bond...
  • No to NSA snooping

    The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald on Wednesday, May 20: Now that the U.S. House has voted to reform the government's sweeping telephone surveillance program, the Senate should quickly do the same. It's a first step in a long...