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Intelligence Agencies Conducted Broad Sweep Of Warrantless Searches On Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

The nation's top intelligence agency revealed in a letter made public Monday that the NSA, CIA and FBI are engaging in a large number of warrantless s...

Matt Sledge

NSA Pressed To Come Clean On 'Backdoor Searches'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) again raised an alarm about the National Security Agency's warrantless "backdoor searches" of Americans' communications at a S...

Matt Sledge

Obama 'Wrestling' With NSA Leak Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama met with 16 members of Congress -- including fierce critics of National Security Agency spying -- for more than an hour at the ...

NSA Debate Experiences Sharp, Unexpected Shift

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp and unexpected shift, the national debate over U.S. government surveillance seems to be turning in favor of reining in ...

Matt Sledge

Anti-NSA Surveillance Senators Cheer Federal Ruling While Harry Reid Waits It Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

U.S. senators who support ending the NSA's phone-records surveillance cheered a federal ruling this week that found the program unconstitutional, whil...

Matt Sledge

Did Senators Grill NSA Chief? Mostly No

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Gen. Keith Alexander defended the National Security Agency and derided the press in the Senate Intelligence Committee's first public hearing since Edw...

Matt Sledge

Senator Suggests That The NSA Has Tracked Cell Phone Location Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) suggested on Thursday that the National Security Agency has in the past collected data on the location of Americans' cell phon...

Matt Sledge

Four Senators Push 'Real, Not Cosmetic' NSA Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

A bipartisan group of senators announced a comprehensive surveillance reform bill on Wednesday, but their effort may encounter resistance from the pow...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Push Bill To Drastically Reform FISA Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic senators introduced legislation Thursday to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court amid revelations th...

Senator Ron Wyden: How We Forced the NSA to Curtail Email Spying

Joe Conason | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Joe Conason

I spoke with the Oregon Democrat about secrecy, intelligence, the Snowden case, and how to curb abuses without compromising national security.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama, Lawmakers To Address NSA Concerns In Closed Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama continued to defend the National Security Agency's widespread surveillance programs behind closed doors to Senate...

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Demand Public Answers On NSA Program

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two dozen U.S. senators are calling on the nation's top intelligence official to make information public about the scope and d...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Congress Ignores Bills To Limit Surveillance

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the three weeks since Edward Snowden revealed the National Security Agency's widespread surveillance programs, the legislative respon...

Ron Wyden Speaks Out On NSA Collecting Phone Records

AP | VALERIE BONK | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senator who has been instrumental in the fight for open government warned Wednesday that the government's practice of "vacuuming up th...

Matt Sledge

NSA Deletes Surveillance 'Fact' Sheet

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after coming under fire from congressional critics, the National Security Agency is trying to flush a controversial surveillance "...

Matt Sledge

Senators Blast NSA's 'Significant' Inaccuracy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) called on the director of the National Security Agency to correct what they called ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democratic Senators Push Bill To Limit Data Collection By Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will introduce legislation to limit the federal government's authority to collect data...

Matt Sledge

Democratic Senators Reject Obama Claim That NSA Program Strikes 'Right Balance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

Two Democratic members of the Senate Intelligence Committee rejected claims President Barack Obama made Friday that the National Security Agency's pho...

Matt Sledge

Senators Won't Explain NSA Surveillance: 'That's Classified'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday the National Security Agency program collecting domestic phone recor...