05/23/2015 11:13 pm ET Updated May 23, 2015

N.S.A. And Other Matters Leave McConnell's Senate In Disarray

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WASHINGTON — The sleepy United States senators thought they were done voting. But then, around 1 a.m. on the Saturday before Memorial Day, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky and presidential candidate, marched spryly to the Senate floor to let it be known that, no, he would not agree to extend the federal government’s bulk collection of phone records program. Not even for one day.

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