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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama, Senate Republicans work together on trade bill

    The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and...
  • McConnell sets trade promotion authority endgame in motion

    WASHINGTON After a series of dueling objections, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved Tuesday evening to limit debate on the Trade Promotion Authority bill that's a top priority for himself and President Barack Obama, but the endgame was far...
  • Obama, Senate GOP work together on trade bill

    The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and...
  • 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-...
  • Paul hopes his opposition to Patriot Act boosts campaign support

    PHILADELPHIA As his fellow Republican Kentucky senator, Mitch McConnell, pushes this week to reauthorize the Patriot Act, Rand Paul took his presidential campaign to Independence Mall on Monday and said he'd do whatever he could to kill the law and the...
  • 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...
  • Democratic fissure on trade jeopardizes Obama's plans

    WASHINGTON Ami Bera had welcome news when he visited the White House last month. The second-term Democratic congressman from Elk Grove, Calif., told President Barack Obama that he would back his request for fast-track trade promotion authority, a plan to...
  • 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...
  • 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...