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 […]