Despite new laws passed by Congress and signed by President Obama to end the NSA’s bulk surveillance of American phone records, a FISA judge ruled the NSA program can continue for 180 more days.
“What I saw today did nothing but confirm my belief walking through the door that we should end the jailing of women and children in these proceedings.”
“For now, our focus should be on the victims’ families, Charleston and South Carolina and helping them through this tragedy,” the powerful chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee tells BuzzFeed News.
“We shouldn’t be disarming unilaterally as our enemies grow more sophisticated and aggressive,” Rand Paul’s patron, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says.
Jolene Reinboldt told ABC News that her now-deceased brother Steve Reinboldt was sexually abused by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert in the early 1970s when Hastert was his wrestling coach at Yorkville High School.
The Justice Department charged the Illinois Republican Thursday for evading reporting requirements and lying to the FBI as part of a scheme to pay off the victim of “prior bad acts.”
Axe-throwing, sword fights, haggis — it’s the awesome, annual Scottish Games in Greenville, where no one seems to know who Jim Webb is or that he’s running for president. “We have our own pace.”
“…it would be worse to go through a process and not get a consensus,” Senate Foreign Relations ranking member Ben Cardin said Wednesday.
“There are obvious national security concerns, where the operational details shouldn’t be in the public domain.”
“I know it’s gotta be frustrating for all of those who occupy a space outside the building. I would say probably including the vice president,” Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker said.
“It’s almost malpractice. Malpractice is the only word I can use to describe the amount of data that’s being collected in the metadata program,” Sen. Bob Corker said.
Even Democrats who support the president’s trade agenda voted to block it on Tuesday.
According to the Director of National Intelligence, the National Security Agency ended the bulk collection of internet metadata in 2011. Sen. Richard Burr’s office told BuzzFeed News that the senator misspoke.
The bill would allow Congress to vote on blocking the White House from lifting sanctions against Iran. Speaker Boehner has said he will fight for quick passage of the bill in the House.
The Bush and Obama administrations have argued the Patriot Act allowed the federal government to sweep up phone records from millions of Americans.
Clinton Cash, the hotly anticipated book about the Clinton Foundation reports that the former president was paid for speeches by a contractor seeking Haiti relief contracts.
The three judges gave no indication of their eventual ruling in the challenge over last year’s immigration executive actions as the Obama administration and state officials square off.
The bill to have Congress review any Iran deal received a considerable boost from the leading members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday.
“While I have no knowledge of the judicial matters at hand, I appreciate his bipartisan work on foreign relations issues and expect he will continue to play a constructive role,” Bob Corker says in a statement.
The retiring Nevada senator and minority leader wielded incredible influence over the last decade — and helped tear up the rules.