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  • NSA bulk collection of phone data stops; Senate fails to act before deadline

    NSA bulk collection of phone data stops; Senate fails to act before deadline
    After 14 years and hundreds of millions of records of Americans’ telephone calls, the National Security Agency stopped bulk collection of phone data Sunday, officials said, as legal authority for the once-secret program expired. The move came as...
  • Congress has gone loco over war-fighting account

    Congress has gone loco over OCO, America's war-fighting spending account. Formally known as the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, OCO has become a political pressure point that is threatening to stall passage of a more than $610 billion bill that...
  • Senate to vote soon on cyber security legislation

    The Senate will soon vote on legislation intended to thwart cyberattacks by encouraging private companies to let the government know about details of the breaches they experience. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., made the announcement...
  • Analysis: NSA law now faces test: Will it really work?

    WASHINGTON A crucial moment in the debate this past month over the National Security Agency's access to Americans' phone records in terrorism investigations came on May 20, two days before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to squelch House...
  • Uncertainty after key spying law lapses

    Uncertainty after key spying law lapses
    The inability of the Senate to agree to extend a key provision of the Patriot Act means the National Security Agency may no longer collect data on millions of Americans' phone calls — the controversial program it has used for more than a decade in...
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell an expert in obstruction

    Sen. Mitch McConnell an expert in obstruction
    Regarding the Sunday story, "NSA bill a maze for McConnell": Of course, as the story says, "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sounded more like a salesman desperate to close a deal than the steely strategist he is known as in Washington." His...
  • Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell alliance of convenience is put to the test

    Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell alliance of convenience is put to the test
    The relationship between Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell has always been more a marriage of political convenience than heartfelt bromance, and it is being tested now as never before. The two Republican senators from Kentucky represent divergent flanks...
  • Congress approves overhaul of NSA surveillance

    Congress approves overhaul of NSA surveillance
    Congress gave final approval Tuesday to the most sweeping rollback of government surveillance powers in the post-Sept. 11-era, clearing the way for a new program that bans the National Security Agency from collecting and storing Americans' telephone...
  • 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...
  • The Senate gambles on national security

    The Senate gambles on national security
    The debate over curtailing the government's sweeping anti-terrorism surveillance powers would have played out differently if the post-9/11 era had ended with, say, Osama bin Laden's death. If al-Qaida were gone, if Islamic State didn't exist, then yes,...
  • NSA shuts down its controversial phone data collection: So now what?

    The National Security Agency shut off its massive collection of U.S. telephone records at 11:59 p.m. EDT Sunday, shortly after a rare weekend session in the Senate failed to craft a measure to extend the program. Senators moved forward with a House-passed...