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Patrick Leahy

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  • After CIA gets secret whistleblower email, Congress worries about more spying

    WASHINGTON The CIA obtained a confidential email to Congress about alleged whistleblower retaliation related to the Senate's classified report on the agency's harsh interrogation program, triggering fears that the CIA has been intercepting the...
  • Senate bill would overhaul NSA surveillance

    WASHINGTON The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone and Internet information. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said that, if enacted, the bill "would...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Democratic hypocrisy reaching new heights

    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • Obama, Senate make progress on NSA data-collection reform bill

    Obama, Senate make progress on NSA data-collection reform bill
    The Obama administration and Senate negotiators appear close to an agreement to strengthen legislation that would curtail the bulk collection of data on Americans. In May, the House passed a watered-down version of a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim...
  • Immigration debate launches new round of finger-pointing in Congress

    Immigration debate launches new round of finger-pointing in Congress
    The debate in Congress over how to handle the crisis at the Southwestern border appears certain to become more heated before any resolution is reached. A bipartisan proposal from two Texas lawmakers that would speed up judicial reviews for migrant...
  • The intelligence community keeps lying

     The intelligence community keeps lying
    A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes diplomats different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country. How else can you explain why CIA Director John Brennan...
  • CIA vs. the Senate: The Constitution demands action

     CIA vs. the Senate: The Constitution demands action
    CIA spying on the Senate is the constitutional equivalent of the Watergate break-in. In both cases, the executive branch attacked the very foundations of our system of checks and balances. President Obama is not President Nixon. He hasn’t been...
  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • In Ethiopia, a stranglehold on freedom

    In Ethiopia, a stranglehold on freedom
    When Secretary of State John F. Kerry traveled to Ethiopia last year, he met a young blogger named Natnael Feleke. When he returned a few months ago, Kerry found that Feleke, along with five other bloggers and three journalists, had been arrested —...
  • U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget

    U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget
    Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if Congress doesn't approve emergency funds  to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told senators...
  • Senate panel advances bill to let consumers unlock cellphones

    Consumers who want to change cellular providers could soon find it easier to keep using their existing cellphones under a bill that advanced Thursday in the Senate. Similar to the law that lets consumers keep their phone numbers when switching networks,...