Senate kills bill that would have reined in NSA and rampant surveillance

(, 11/19/14) – Last night, Republicans led by Senator Mitch McConnell fended off efforts to rein in the National Security Agency (NSA), resulting in the axing of the bipartisan-crafted USA Freedom Act. The bill missed the chance to be debated by just two “yes” votes. With it goes what privacy advocates had called the best opportunity yet to curb the country’s run-amok surveillance… (more) (How did your Senator vote?) … Continue reading