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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., wait for an event in the East Room of the White House on July 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Patriot Act Renewal Divides GOP Establishment From Libertarian Conservatives

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill on Tuesday to renew several controversial surveillance programs under the Patriot Act, setting up a battle between libertarian-leaning Republicans and their hawkish GOP establishment colleagues.

04/24/2015

Facebook and Yahoo are asking a secret court to allow them to disclose data on national security orders the companies have received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (Photo Illustration by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Facebook, Yahoo Ask Secret Court To Disclose What Consumer Data Was Given To NSA

Facebook and Yahoo are asking a secret court to allow them to disclose data on national security orders the companies have received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

09/09/2013

An attorney for a suburban Chicago teenager facing terrorism charges raised the question at a pre-trial hearing Tuesday about whether expanded U.S. surveillance methods — the subject of heated national debate — were used in her client's case. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Terrorism Suspect’s Lawyer Seeks Clarity On Possible US Surveillance Overreach

An attorney for a suburban Chicago teenager facing terrorism charges raised the question at a pre-trial hearing Tuesday about whether expanded U.S. surveillance methods — the subject of heated national debate — were used in her client’s case.

07/30/2013

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Google Asks Obama Administration To Publish More US Gov’t Information

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for email and other personal information transmitted online in an effort to distance itself from an Internet dragnet.

06/11/2013