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What Happens if Patriot Act Section 215 Expires?

May 22, 2015 The Capitol Hill Patriot Act standoff continues, and absent a deal, the National Security Agency's domestic phone-spying dragnet revealed by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden will expire June 1. But other tools the intelligence community says are critical to preserving national security are hanging in the balance, too. So what...

The Government Is Trying to Get Serious About Cyber as a Foreign Policy Issue

May 15, 2015 After a string of high-profile Internet attacks directed at the U.S. government and private sector, Congress and the executive branch are trying to get serious about treating cyber warfare as a foreign policy issue—especially when it comes to addressing threats from China and Russia. But it's slow going. The Senate...

FAA Wishes People Would Stop Flying Drones Near the White House

May 15, 2015 Secret Service agents arrested a man who was flying a drone in front of the White House on Thursday, a spokesman for the protection agency said. The White House was placed on lockdown and agents closed off the section of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the executive mansion. President Obama...

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The FAA Wishes People Would Stop Flying Drones Near the White House

May 14, 2015 Secret Service agents arrested a man who was flying a drone in front of the White House on Thursday, CNN reported. The White House was placed on lockdown and agents closed off the section of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the executive mansion. President Obama is attending a summit with...

NSA Spying Heads to Critical Senate Showdown

May 14, 2015 The House overwhelmingly approved legislation Wednesday to end the National Security Agency's mass-spying program, setting up a high-stakes showdown next week in the Senate. Key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire June 1, and because of a scheduled recess, Congress has only until May 22 to reach...

NSA Spying Heads to Critical Senate Showdown

May 14, 2015 The House overwhelmingly approved legislation Wednesday to end the National Security Agency's mass-spying program, setting up a high-stakes showdown next week in the Senate. Key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire June 1, and because of a scheduled recess, Congress has only until May 22 to reach...

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NSA Spying Heads to Critical Senate Showdown

May 14, 2015 The House overwhelmingly approved legislation Wednesday to end the National Security Agency's mass-spying program, setting up a high-stakes showdown next week in the Senate. Key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire June 1, and because of a scheduled recess, Congress has only until May 22 to reach...

White House Backs Bill to End NSA Bulk Records-Collection

May 13, 2015 The White House on Tuesday expressed its formal support for a bill that would end the National Security Agency's bulk phone-record-collection programs. "The administration applauds and appreciates the strong bipartisan and bicameral effort that led to the formulation of this bill, which strikes an appropriate balance between significant reform and...

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Obama Administration Backs Bill to End NSA Bulk Records-Collection

May 12, 2015 The White House on Tuesday expressed its formal support for a bill that would end the National Security Agency's bulk phone-record-collection programs. "The administration applauds and appreciates the strong bipartisan and bicameral effort that led to the formulation of this bill, which strikes an appropriate balance between significant reform and...

Rand Paul Threatens Filibuster Over NSA Spying

May 11, 2015 Sen. Rand Paul is squarely staring down congressional leadership over surveillance reform. The Kentucky Republican said Monday he would filibuster any attempt to reauthorize the sections of the Patriot Act that allow the National Security Agency to run its mass data-collection programs. "I'm going to lead the charge in the...