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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was an asshole starting the series of votes in the Senate in what was to become his NSA surveillance reform debacle.
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 112 comments on Tue Jun 02, 2015 at 01:31 PM PDT with 51 Recommends
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by claytoonz
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jun 02, 2015 at 11:22 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 55 comments on Tue Jun 02, 2015 at 06:43 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
In a rare Sunday session, the Senate voted 77-17 to begin debate on the USA Freedom Act, the House-passed reform bill ending the NSA's dragnet surveillance program, a major capitulation by Senate ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 115 comments on Sun May 31, 2015 at 05:31 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 88 comments on Mon Jun 01, 2015 at 07:14 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
We'll see how this works out for him. ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 56 comments on Mon Jun 01, 2015 at 12:30 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Patriots tune in; the Senate is now in session, Sen. Reid just spoke; slammed McConnell. The Guardian has a liveblog here:http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2015/may/31/nsa-patriot-act-...
by smiley7
Comment Count 61 comments on Sun May 31, 2015 at 01:34 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 59 comments on Fri May 29, 2015 at 07:21 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
The Senate did something remarkable in the early hours of ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue May 26, 2015 at 01:18 PM PDT with 48 Recommends
The debate in the Senate about extending the Patriot Act has gotten so bizarre that I suspect it is all kabuki. Mitch McConnell's inability to muster a fillibuster-proof 60 votes for a straight ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 37 comments on Sat May 23, 2015 at 12:57 PM PDT with 68 Recommends
The Senate provided a scene of remarkable drama in the ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 34 comments on Sat May 23, 2015 at 08:39 AM PDT with 59 Recommends
This is HUGE ! (CNN)A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency's controversial collection of Americans' phone records, the subject of documents leaked by Edward ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 119 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 09:17 AM PDT with 163 Recommends
The White House is increasing pressure on the Senate ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 44 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 10:44 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
The wheels fell of Mitch McConnell's claims of a new, ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 06:48 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Is this the end of our domestic spying pal, Snuggly the Security Bear? Most likely not.  Snuggly will probably still be in business and up to his usual tricks, he just may have to work with a ...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri May 29, 2015 at 06:50 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Last night, after a series of votes related to amendments and final passage of the Trade Promotion Authority, the Senate moved on to consider NSA-related legislation. First up was the USA FREEDOM ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat May 23, 2015 at 06:40 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Click to enlarge. I’m fascinated with conspiracy theories the same way I’m interested in cryptids. I know they’
by BrianMcFadden
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 02:50 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell still insists that the PATRIOT Act provision ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 10:39 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
BREAKING: 10,000 websites are blacking out access from Congress' IPs, redirecting to protest http://t.co/lPUvoCijXj pic.twitter.com/rUt2TA3ygL — Fight for the Future (@fightfortheftr) May 29, ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri May 29, 2015 at 08:02 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
For the moment, at least (pending any SCOTUS activity on this case), this is a huge win for the American Civil Liberties Union, and for Americans, in general. Meanwhile, as you'll read about it ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 11:32 AM PDT with 47 Recommends