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  • As many #StandWithRand, Edward Snowden sits alone

    WASHINGTON If time heals all wounds, then Edward Snowden needs more time to get right in Washington. Snowden is exiled in Russia, having been charged with espionage and no sign that President Barack Obama will grant him clemency. On Wednesday, Sen. Rand...
  • Rand Paul basks in his chatty stand against the Patriot Act

    WASHINGTON Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul drew important attention to his presidential campaign on Wednesday with what he advertised as a filibuster against the Patriot Act, taking the Senate floor for a marathon talkathon as time runs out for Congress to...
  • Unless Congress acts, NSA could begin shutting down data collection Friday

    Unless Congress acts, NSA could begin shutting down data collection Friday
    The National Security Agency will begin as early as Friday shutting down its program to collect bulk telephone records unless Congress reauthorizes or changes the controversial program by then, Justice Department officials advised Capitol Hill lawmakers...
  • For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection

    Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and — in at least one case — a searing debate on how...
  • McConnell: Senate to vote on bill to end NSA bulk collection

    The Senate will vote on legislation that ends the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' phone records as Congress scrambles to renew the Patriot Act before it expires on June 1. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has opposed...
  • Troy Wolverton: Your smartphone is a target, so make it secure

    Consumers beware: Your smartphone represents a uniquely valuable and vulnerable target for hackers, scam artists and other bad actors. But don't panic. While the security threats to your smartphone are real and growing, they're nowhere near crisis...
  • Senate plans vote on House-passed bill curbing NSA spying powers

    WASHINGTON The Senate will vote this week on a bill passed by the House prohibiting the National Security Agency from collecting bulk records, yet renewing U.S. spy programs set to expire in two weeks, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. McConnell, R-...
  • Rand Paul vows to filibuster to block Patriot Act

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul vowed on Monday to do "everything possible" to block renewal of the terrorism-era Patriot Act, but the Republican presidential hopeful conceded it may not be enough. Speaking in front of Philadelphia's Independence Hall, Paul...
  • McConnell: House phone records bill could make US "go dark"

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says House-passed legislation effectively could cause the country to "go dark" when it comes to collecting Americans' phone records. Legislation ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records...
  • McConnell shrugs off Paul's NSA surveillance filibuster

    WASHINGTON �� The split in the U.S. Senate's Kentucky delegation over the government's surveillance powers was on full display again Sunday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on ABC's "This Week" that while he agrees with his...
  • Congress needs to choose freedom over a flawed Patriot Act

    The following editorial appeared in The Kansas City Star on Monday, May 18: Americans learned over the past couple of years that the federal government has been snooping into their lives. Now they will learn if Congress has the courage to restore...