McCain Rips Rand: 'Higher Priority On Fundraising Than Security Of The Nation'The National Security Agency suspended its controversial collection of Americans' phone records as Congress grappled Monday with how to restore expired surveillance laws the government has used to track terrorists and spies.
McConnell Accuses Paul Of 'Campaign Of Disinformation'The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session.
Obama: 'Handful Of Senators' Standing In The Way Of The Patriot ActPresident Obama says he expects the Senate to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions before it expires Sunday at midnight.
Paul: ISIS Created, Strengthened By Republican 'Hawks' Arming The Middle EastRepublican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said GOP “hawks” including Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are responsible for creating the Islamic State militant group and inflaming radical Islam by flooding weapons into the Middle East.
Obama Urges Senate to Renew Phone-Records ProgramPresident Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records.
Loretta Lynch: US Will Be 'Less Safe' If Congress Doesn't Reauthorize Patriot ActAttorney General Loretta Lynch believes the United States will be "less safe" if Congress doesn't reauthorize the Patriot Act.
Rand Paul Begins Filibuster On Senate Floor Against Patriot ActKentucky Sen. Rand Paul took to the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon to filibuster against the Patriot Act.
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.

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