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  • Senate under pressure after House votes to end NSA program

    After the House's lopsided bipartisan vote to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, the Senate is under considerable pressure to pass a similar measure. If it doesn't, lawmakers risk letting the authority to...
  • NSA exceeded authority in collection of phone records, court rules

    NSA exceeded authority in collection of phone records, court rules
    The National Security Agency does not have legal authority to secretly collect and store data on all U.S. telephone calls, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, calling the highly classified surveillance program “an unprecedented contraction of...
  • House reaches deal on bill to end NSA phone collection

    House leaders have reached a bipartisan compromise on a bill that would end the National Security Agency's controversial collection of American phone records, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the Senate. The House Judiciary Committee on...
  • Reining in the surveillance state

    Reining in the surveillance state
    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...
  • Merkel rejects suggestions public misled over 'no-spy' deal

    The German government on Monday rejected suggestions that it intentionally misled the public about the United States' willingness to negotiate a "no-spy" agreement between the two countries. Chancellor Angela Merkel's then-chief of staff, Ronald Pofalla,...
  • Paul tells tech-heavy crowd he's against NSA data collection

    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul sparked applause from a tech-heavy audience Saturday when he criticized the government's bulk collection of data but drew a more tepid response for his opposition to so-called net neutrality. Appearing at a...
  • GOP candidates divided over renewing USA Patriot Act

    Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the USA Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism. The political divide...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Utah's Lee fundraises off NSA spying

    Sen. Mike Lee is raising money off his opposition to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. And he's hoping the NSA will spy on him and find out all about it. The Utah Republican, who is up for re-election next year, is asking...
  • Patriot Act renewal splits GOP presidential hopefuls

    Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism. The political divide will be...
  • 5 things to know about the NSA court ruling

    A federal appeals court has declared illegal the National Security Agency program that collects data on the landline telephone records of nearly every American. The ruling Thursday, the first of its kind by an appeals court, comes as Congress considers...
  • Restoring sanity on fighting terrorism

    Restoring sanity on fighting terrorism
    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,...