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Has America Changed Since Edward Snowden’s Disclosures?

On the second anniversary of Snowden’s historic act of civil disobedience, it is worth reviewing what has changed — and what has not.

June 12, 2015
Washington

A Cold June In Washington

Washington is in a funk. A cold June makes things feel out of season. June is meant for picnics, blue garden flowers, and frolicking under a full moon.

June 5, 2015
Rand Paul

Congress Curbs NSA Access To Phone Records While Resurrecting Spying Powers

For the first time since 9/11, Congress is enacting legislation that would actually limit intelligence authorities rather than dramatically expanding them.

June 2, 2015
Mitch McConnell

Senate Passes Significant Rollback Of NSA Spying Powers

After a week of fierce debate, the Senate passed landmark legislation Tuesday, signalling the end of an era of a widespread domestic surveillance that began in the fearful weeks after 9/11.

June 2, 2015
Mitch McConnell

Congress Curbs NSA Surveillance, Sends Bill To Obama

US Congress curbs NSA surveillance, sends bill to Obama

June 2, 2015
NSA, Patriot Act, Surveillance, Privacy, Congress, National News, Politics

Answers To 5 Questions About Patriot Act Spying Debate

When the Patriot Act expired Monday, people were left with questions as to what this means for the National Security Agency, for spying, and for the struggling presidential campaign of Sen. Rand Paul

June 2, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Bernie Sanders Spreads The Message Around

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared with Seth Meyers to promote his Democratic presidential campaign. And he explained why “democratic socialist” should not be a dirty word.

June 2, 2015

Rand Paul Clarifies ‘Hyperbole’: Okay, My Fellow GOPers Don’t Want Another Terrorist Attack

With his successful delay of the renewal for the Patriot Act, Rand Paul has gotten traction for his presidential campaign — and caused some trouble, too.

June 1, 2015
Rand Paul

NSA Surveillance Programs Expire As Senate Stalls

After 14 years and hundreds of millions of records of Americans’ telephone calls, the National Security Agency stopped bulk collection of phone data Sunday, officials said, as legal authority for the once-secret program expired.

June 1, 2015
Memo Pad, Politics, Abortion, Bill Clinton, Birth Control, Blunt Amendment, Kentucky, Rand Paul, U.S. Senate, Violence Against Women Act, War On Women

Republican ‘Hawks’ Cited By Rand Paul For Rise Of Islamic State

“ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS.”

May 27, 2015
elephant, GOP, republican

The Right’s Political Correctness

None of the leading Republicans is willing to challenge to the party’s rightward lurch over the past decade.

May 25, 2015

Rand Paul’s Anti-NSA-Spying ‘Filibuster’ Lasts 10½ hours

Though civil libertarians heralded Paul as a hero, skeptics dismissed his move as symbolic at best, largely aimed at boosting fundraising for his nascent presidential campaign.

May 21, 2015
Rand Paul

Rand Paul Takes To Senate Floor To Block NSA Surveillance Measure

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) spoke out against a National Security Agency spying program on the Senate floor.

May 20, 2015

Paul Hopes His Opposition To Patriot Act Boosts Campaign Support

Rand Paul’s vow to fight the Patriot Act sets up a showdown with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and it’s an important moment for his campaign.

May 19, 2015

Ruling On NSA Phone Data Splits GOP Presidential Hopefuls

A court decision Thursday that declared the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone metadata to be illegal revealed a sharp split among several Republican presidential hopefuls over the scope of the surveillance.

May 7, 2015
NSA, Patriot Act, Surveillance, Privacy, Congress, National News, Politics

Conservatives Push For Changes To Patriot Act Data Provisions As Expiration Draws Near

Will Congress reauthorize, rewrite, or let the Patriot Act expire? Critics tout the economic cost and strain on civil liberties that the law has had on Americans.

April 14, 2015

Edward Snowden: Patriot Or Traitor?

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May 29, 2014