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Sen. Leahy To Skip Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress

The Senate’s most senior lawmaker said Tuesday he will skip the Israeli prime minister’s speech to Congress next month on Iran, calling the invitation by Republicans without White House consultation a “tawdry and high-handed stunt.”

02/10/2015

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Senate Bill Would End NSA Phone Records Collection

Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans.

07/29/2014

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Leahy: White House Creation Of ‘Cuban Twitter’ Program Was ‘Dumb, Dumb, Dumb’

The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was “invested and debated” by Congress and wasn’t a covert operation that required White House approval.

04/04/2014

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. King: NSA Metadata Could Have Prevented 9/11 Attacks

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

12/23/2013

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Sen. Sanders: NSA Is ‘Out Of Control’

Vermont’s two United States senators are applauding a federal judge’s ruling that says the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records likely violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches.

12/17/2013

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Vermont Senator Cracks Down on Fake Maple Syrup

The MAPLE Act is his proposed solution to the problem.

10/26/2011