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Senate blocks measures to extend NSA program

WASHINGTON — Opponents of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone data successfully blocked multiple attempts in the Senate early Saturday morning to extend the expiring law that authorizes the program. 686 more words

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Senate blocks measures to extend NSA program

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Opponents of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone data successfully blocked multiple attempts in the Senate early Saturday morning to extend the expiring law that authorizes the program. 686 more words

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Veterans Hospital Denver

DENVER (AP) — Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. 643 more words

Virginia

Rand Paul sorta-kinda filibusters Renewal of Patriot Act (LIVE updates)

I’ve just taken the senate floor to begin a filibuster of the Patriot Act renewal. It’s time to end the NSA spying!

— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) …

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The Making of a Citizen

I have a confession to make. If voting is a major criteria for being a good citizen, I do not pass the test. During the last ten presidential elections, I have made my way to the polls only three or four times. 1,947 more words

Washington DC

This Is What Bush Should Have Done

I see from the London conservative newspaper The Telegraph, that one Khalid al-Fawwaz has been convicted after a jury trial in New York City, of providing substantial material support for the al-Quaeda network that destroyed the World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon a decade and a half ago. 87 more words

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Xavier Becerra is really in love with himself...sees US Senate stars

Rep. Xavier Becerra, mulling a run for the U.S. Senate, urged the media to more aggressively question Attorney General Kamala Harris, the Democratic frontrunner in the race. 178 more words

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