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US Senate Blocks any Limit to NSA Spying on Phone Calls

‘The US Senate blocked action Tuesday on a bill that would have imposed only minor limitations on a National Security Agency program that collects records of the phone calls of every American. 121 more words

Government

Senate Republicans are getting ready to declare war on patent trolls

By: Timothy B. Lee

Republicans are about to take control of the US Senate. And when they do, one of the big items on their agenda will be the fight against patent trolls.In a Wednesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. 887 more words

Law

Senate blocks any limit to NSA spying on phone calls

By Patrick Martin
20 November 2014

The US Senate blocked action Tuesday on a bill that would have imposed only minor limitations on a National Security Agency program that collects records of the phone calls of every American. 158 more words

Dems Crush Mary Landrieu's Hopes Of Re-Election

Well, Harry Reid can’t blame the Koch Brothers for this one! The Democrats in the US Senate crushed Mary Landrieu’s hopes of winning re-election after they doused the Keystone XL Pipeline project by one vote yesterday. 394 more words

Politics

Post 593: NIMBY, the Nebraska Sandhills

By one vote in the US Senate yesterday, the Keystone XL pipeline bill failed to pass. I don’t kid myself. Of the three ways of transporting this sludge across the Sandhills — truck, railroad, or pipeline — the pipeline is the “safest”. 512 more words

Keystone XL pipeline defeated 59-41

The Keystone XL pipeline was defeated by the U.S. Senate tonight, being defeated 59-41 after narrowly missing the 60 votes needed to send the bill to White House. 179 more words

News

Mary Landrieu Has 18 Days Left As US Senator

The US Senate controlled by Democrats failed to pass a bill to approve the construction of Keystone XL pipeline, a controversial $8 billion pipeline bill that would transport crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. 423 more words