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RT: Congress won’t touch NSA reform until after midterms, may wait until 2015 – report

Published time: September 09, 2014 02:24

Threat Operations Center inside the National Security Agency (NSA) (AFP Photo)

As the November midterm elections inch closer, the chances of Congress taking up a widely supported bill that would reform the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance program are gradually shrinking. 480 more words


USDA launches new dairy insurance program

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn’t factor in the price of corn. 595 more words


Introducing the seniors: Patrick Leahy and Matt McBrien

Patrick Leahy joined us as a freshman.  He comes from a running family, as his sister Colleen ran top 7 for the girls Varsity a few years back, and his twin sister Molly currently runs with Coach McCabe and the girl’s cross country team.   401 more words

Introducing The Seniors

George W. Bush's education time bomb

Some of our former President’s policies were clearly and obviously dumb, like the two wars that have left two countries in ruins, or his refusal to raise taxes to pay for those wars, or the laissez-faire attitude toward high finance that opened the door to the 2008 Wall Street meltdown. 572 more words


Obama Legalizes Unlocked Cell Phones

(WASHINGTON) — President Obama signed a bill into law on Friday that made it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phone without permission from their wireless provider after their contract has expired. 202 more words


Beefed-up Senate bill takes a swing at the NSA

US Senator Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a brawnier version of the limp, watered-down USA Freedom Act that the House passed in May – one of a set of competing bills designed to curb… 970 more words


Senate NSA Reform Bill Earns Cautious Praise From Privacy Advocates

Advocates for reform of the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance activities cautiously hailed the USA Freedom Act, put forth in the Senate on Tuesday, as a major step in reforming controversial programs at the agency. 381 more words