Senate Fails to Reauthorize the Patriot Act – NSA Spying Over?

The Senate blocked reauthorization of the Patriot Act early Saturday, and left for Memorial Day recess without a clear plan to reauthorize the bill before it expires May 31. Senators rejected both a two-month extension of the bill the National Security Agency uses to justify its bulk collection of phone data, and a reform bill that would make phone companies responsible for keeping the data. The House overwhelmingly passed the reform bill, the USA Freedom Act, and won’t be back in session Read more […]

Senator Rand Paul Filibusters the Patriot Act

  Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stood tall on Wednesday afternoon and evening to speak out against certain provisions in the Patriot Act. In particular he spoke passionately against the NSA’s illegal surveillance of innocent American citizens. A handful of Democrats and a few Republicans joined Senator Paul in his efforts to derail the Patriot Act vote. There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer. That Read more […]