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Richard Burr

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  • Playing chicken with national security

    Playing chicken with national security
    At midnight Sunday, several key provisions of the Patriot Act will expire. A vital electronic surveillance program will go dark. The program collects and stores metadata — records of Americans' phone calls, but not the content of those calls...
  • Obamacare repeal falls off Republicans' to-do list as law takes hold

    After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over. GOP congressional leaders, unable to roll back the law while President Obama remains in office and unwilling to again...
  • Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension of Patriot Act

    The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. The main stumbling block was a House-...
  • Senate fails to resolve standoff over Patriot Act

    Senate fails to resolve standoff over Patriot Act
    Scrambling to prevent a shutdown of a program used to track terrorists, the Senate pulled an all-nighter but failed early Saturday to resolve a standoff over the National Security Agency system of collecting and storing U.S. telephone records. Lawmakers...
  • Extend Patriot Act domestic spying?: Front Burner

    Extend Patriot Act domestic spying?: Front Burner
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul might well be mainlining throat lozenges today after Wednesday's marathon quasi-filibuster opposing the Patriot Act. Paul spoke for more than 11 hours against the law, highlighting Section 215 of the act, which sunsets June 1...
  • Senators offer compromise on domestic surveillance changes

    The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee is offering a compromise that would end bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency after a two-year transition period, leaving it up to the House to accept the deal or allow...
  • House votes overwhelmingly to end NSA's mass collection of phone records

    House votes overwhelmingly to end NSA's mass collection of phone records
    The House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday to dial back the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects and stores data from nearly every landline or cellphone call dialed or received in the United States. The bill passed,...
  • 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...
  • Taming 'Big Brother'

    Taming 'Big Brother'
    A week after a federal appeals court ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk data collection program was unconstitutional, the Obama administration is urging Congress to approve legislation that would put new limitations on the agency's power to...
  • Opinion: Individual privacy compromised by NSA's illegal domestic surveillance progam

    In the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks, an angry, vengeful and frightened United States made a decision it would come to regret. As the ruins of the World Trade Center's twin towers smoldered, Congress passed the Patriot Act, sweeping...
  • Saturday Highlights & Weekend Talk: 'This Is Where I Leave You'

    Saturday Highlights & Weekend Talk: 'This Is Where I Leave You'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 10 - 16, 2015 in PDF format  This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is...