On the second anniversary of Snowden’s historic act of civil disobedience, it is worth reviewing what has changed — and what has not.
For the first time since 9/11, Congress is enacting legislation that would actually limit intelligence authorities rather than dramatically expanding them.
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.
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
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.