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Senators look for ways to save Patriot Act provisions

Key Patriot Act anti-terror provisions, including bulk collection of Americans' phone records, expire at midnight unless senators come up with an 11th hour deal...

USA Patriot Act due to retire on May 31

Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider...

Is Senate ready to play chicken in NSA spying on Americans?

The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly...

McConnell backs NSA spying under USA Patriot Act

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday defended his support for a measure in the USA Patriot Act that has anchored a National Security...

NSA’s spying machine: Too big, too complex to understand

The surveillance machine grew too big for anyone to understand. The National Security Agency set it in motion in 2006 and the vast network of...

Defeated foes of NSA spying program vow to continue fight

Opponents of the National Security Agency's collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records insist they will press ahead with their challenge to...

Anger remains in Congress over government spying on Americans

Six weeks after a leaked document exposed the scope of the government's surveillance of Americans' phone records, many Democrats and some Republicans are still...

The American government: It is, therefore it spies on everyone

For many Americans, probably most, it came as no shock that Uncle Sam spys on his citizens 24/7. We've been writing about the constant surveillance...

The Gestapo is alive and well in the American government

It's official:  America today is no better than Nazi Germany.  It's no different than Soviet Russia was during the height of communism.  The so-called...

Abuses of power and threats against freedom increased under Obama and...

Constitutional abuses and threats against freedom for Americans have increased dramatically during Barack Obama's Presidency and since Republicans regained control of the House of...