All Posts Tagged With: "Patriot Act"

Paul Battling Critics While NSA Program for Data Collection Expires

Democrats and Republicans engaged in a strong round of pointing fingers on Monday after inaction by the Senate led to key programs in counterterrorism expiring. Included in those programs was the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection of phone records of Americans. Taking a great deal of the heat was Senator Rand Paul a Republican […]

Obama Saying Only a Few Senators Are Blocking Surveillance Reform

President Barack Obama gave a warning on Friday that surveillance powers that are used to prevent Americans from being attacked could lapse Sunday at midnight unless a few senators stop preventing reform of the legislation. Obama said he told Mitch McConnell the Majority Leader of the Senate and a few other senators that he is […]

Republicans Have Showdown over Spy Program

On Tuesday, Senator Mitch McConnell said he was allowing a vote on new legislation that would overhaul the surveillance programs in the U.S., which could give the senator more leverage in the fight over the future of the National Security Agency. The move means that this week the Senate will hold a vote on the […]