The Bush administration used a terror attack on American soil to rack up a $6 trillion debt for two wars and are now plotting another one
History was made today, as the Senate voted 67-32 to reform a key provision of the Patriot Act by scrapping the NSA’s controversial phone metadata collection program.
Six years and some change later, the man who set out a detailed plan to derail the Obama presidency before he even took office is in the hot seat.
The White House’s response to the Republican-led Senate’s lead-by-crisis on the Patriot Act was to remind everyone that the President worked with Congress to craft a reformed version of the Patriot Act a year and a half ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wanted to extend the Patriot Act while Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wanted to kill both the Patriot Act and USA Freedom Act. Both Republicans lost as the Senate voted 77-17 to advance the USA Freedom Act.
Democrats and libertarian-leaning Republicans have unified around the common goal of killing some of the Patriot Act’s worst domestic spying programs with a filibuster.
U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) have introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act. The Democratic bill would repeal the Patriot Act and NSA’s domestic surveillance program.
Well, that sure didn’t take long. Alex Jones, crazy right-wing conspiracy theorist and con artist, took to his radio show on Monday to claim that the Las Vegas shooting that took place on Sunday was a false flag operation to turn public sentiment against the so-called patriot movement.
Sen. Al Franken has introduced a bill that would lift the secrecy surrounding FISA and the Patriot Act. Franken explained, “I don’t want transparency only where it’s convenient to the government.”
Governments have been spying on their citizens since the dawn of time. They’re just better at it now than ever before
The trend to label ordinary American activists as domestic terrorists is alarming, bringing to new reasons to revisit the PATRIOT act.
Republicans and Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein are already going on record calling for the prosecution of NSA leaker Edward Snowden.