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Marina Fang

Bernie Sanders Reluctantly Admits He Agrees With Rand Paul On NSA Surveillance

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may be on opposite sides of...

Senate Debates Patriot Act Reforms As Deadline Looms

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

(Updates with midnight deadline passing, inserts amendments, paragraphs 3, 5, 14-15.) By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel ...

The Sun Must Set on Mass Surveillance

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Timothy Karr

The Senate's pro-surveillance wing is scrambling to advance new legislation to restore the NSA's unchecked ability to spy on all of us. And they're in a rush. Authorization for the federal government's bulk collection of phone records is set to expire on June 1.

Obama Urges Senate To Reach Deal On Surveillance Legislation

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to resolve its impasse over legislation authorizing collectio...

Igor Bobic

Jeb Bush: 'Not A Shred Of Evidence' That Patriot Act Violated Anyone's Civil Liberties

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush on Thursday offered a full-throated defense of the Patriot Act, the post-9/11 surveillance law signed by his brother, while on ...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Rand Paul Wants Obama To Get Rid Of A Major Patriot Act Provision

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to press President Barack Obama to eliminate a provision in the Patriot Act th...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Kevin McCarthy Warns Senate Against Extending Patriot Act Without Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warned the Senate on Monday against pushing through a renewal of surveillance powers for...

Igor Bobic

Long Before He Became A Hawk, Marco Rubio Fought Against Excessive Counterterror Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his first major foreign policy address as a presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) urged the Senate to permanently authori...

Igor Bobic

Ron Wyden Threatens Filibuster Over NSA Bulk Data Collection

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), one of the most persistent critics of U.S. surveillance programs, on Sunday threatened to filibuster a reauthor...

The Sun Must Go Down on the Patriot Act

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

The current sunset debate is our first opportunity as a society to grapple with the mass-surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden, and we can't afford to let this opportunity pass us by.

Matt Sledge

Congress Girds For Patriot Act Fight Over NSA Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, sat down to talk face to face with his fiercest critics in a House office in Janu...

"See Something, Say Something" And Impunity for Profiling

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

The "See Something, Say Something Act" seeks to amend the Homeland Security Act so that any person who files a report in "good faith" will be immune from civil suit. We should be skeptical of any act extending immunity from the law.

Fool Me Once...

Emily Berman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Emily Berman

The American people deserve to hear a real debate about what government surveillance programs are doing in their name. Only then can we make an informed decision about whether the claimed security benefits of those programs justify their costs.

Patriotism Then and Now

Jonathan Richards | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Patriot Act Extension Signed By Obama

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of pos...

Congress Sends Patriot Act Extension To Obama

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday passed a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit ...

Senate Passes Patriot Act Extension

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

The Senate voted 72-23 Thursday to extend the government's Patriot Act powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. ...

Sam Stein

White House Puts The Screws To Congress On The Patriot Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The abrupt decision by Senate leadership on Thursday to reconsider their opposition to a controversial Patriot Act amendment came as a b...

Sam Stein

Rand Paul's Controversial Gun Records Amendment May Get Patriot Act Vote After All

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leadership seems poised to acquiesce to Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) demand that the chamber vote on an amendment that wou...

Congress Faces Midnight Deadline On Patriot Act

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday passed a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of te...

Senate Votes To Move Ahead With Patriot Act Extension

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A tight deadline looming, the Senate on Monday advanced a four-year extension of the Patriot Act, the controversial law that govern...

Congressional Leaders Reach Agreement On Patriot Act Extension

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Top congressional leaders agreed Thursday to a four-year extension of the anti-terrorist Patriot Act, the controversial law passed ...

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, But Will the Patriot Act Live On?

Aaron Swartz | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Aaron Swartz

The Patriot Act is (again) up for renewal this month. By ending the Patriot Act's erosion of our civil liberties, we can protect the freedoms that make America worth fighting for.

Senate Panel Approves Patriot Act Extensions

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to extend until the end of 2013 three post-Sept. 11 terror-fighting practices that...

Congress Extends Patriot Act Measures For 90 Days

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In story Feb. 15 about the Senate voting to extend antiterrorism measures, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a "lone w...