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  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Deadline nears to extend surveillance programs; Senators fail to make deal to extend The National Security Agency will lose its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after an extraordinary Sunday Senate session failed to...
  • Senate's rare Sunday session aims to save anti-terror phone collection law

    Senate's rare Sunday session aims to save anti-terror phone collection law
    Key Patriot Act anti-terror provisions, including bulk collection of Americans' phone records, expire at midnight unless senators come up with an 11th hour deal in an extraordinary Sunday afternoon session. Chances for that look all but nonexistent. GOP...
  • A way forward on the Patriot Act

    "We've got to figure some way out of this." That's Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, referring to congressional deadlock over key provisions of the Patriot Act that are about to expire. The question, amid concerns over government data-gathering and...
  • Paul says he won't budge in preventing vote on Patriot Act

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul said Saturday that he won't strike any deal to allow a vote on renewing the Patriot Act before it expires at midnight Sunday. "So tomorrow, I will force the expiration of the NSA illegal spy program," the Kentucky Republican...
  • Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot Act

    Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act...
  • Patriot Act's future uncertain as Sunday night Senate vote looms

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate not to let the National Security Agency's power to collect Americans' phone records expire, warning that U.S. intelligence agencies could be left in the dark. Meeting in the Oval Office with...
  • Paul seeks 'spying showdown' in Sunday Senate meeting on NSA

    WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said he's ready for a "spying showdown" when the Senate holds a rare Sunday session, a sign he isn't relenting in his fight against renewing anti-terrorism programs set to expire Monday. Paul, of...
  • After close primary, Kentucky governor's race gets underway

    James Comer conceded, Matt Bevin accepted and Kentucky's race for governor finally got underway Friday following a tumultuous primary that left Democrats giddy and Republicans focused on uniting their scattered base. Comer, the state agriculture...
  • Wisconsin governor: Obama power plant rule 'unworkable'

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican eyeing a presidential run in 2016, says President Barack Obama's plan to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants is "unworkable." Wisconsin will not comply with the president's plan without "significant and...
  • Choosing between Big Brother and the Bill of Rights

    Choosing between Big Brother and the Bill of Rights
    Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, there was a seismic shift in the U.S. Congress. As the Senate deadlocked over what to do about several expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, it became clear that political momentum had moved away from surveillance and...
  • Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program

    Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program
    President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records. "This needs to get done," he told reporters in the...