Monthly Archives: May 2015

URGENT: Senate adjourns; parts of Patriot Act to lapse

Politico sent the following news alert at 9:56 p.m. EDT: The Senate adjourned Sunday without extending three key PATRIOT Act provisions, meaning they will at least temporarily lapse at midnight. The Senate will vote Tuesday to advance the USA Freedom … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS: How does American law change with the death of the Patriot Act?

CNN explores what happens between midnight (EDT) and whenever Congress agrees to some form of an amended Patriot Act. The government would lose authorities under three Patriot Act provisions. The biggest and most controversial is the government’s sweeping powers under … Continue reading

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BREAKING: 17 U.S. Senators voted against considering the House’s Patriot Act bill

In this report, the Associated Press details┬áthe 77-17 vote that gave the Senate the authority to consider the House-passed bill. A “yes” vote is a vote to move ahead on the bill. Voting yes were 41 Democrats, 34 Republicans and … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Three Leicester soccer players sent home, offer apologies amid racist orgy video

The Leicester club issued the following statement on its website: “The Board of Leicester City Football Club is deeply concerned about an incident involving three of our young professionals during a recent trip to Thailand. Our players at every level … Continue reading

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Greek prime minister: I’m ready to wreck Europe

The Telegraph has the details. Writing for Le Monde in a tone of furious defiance after the latest set of talks reached an impasse, Mr Tsipras said the core powers were by degrees bringing about the “complete abolition of democracy … Continue reading

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A countdown clock to the end of the Patriot Act

The National Journal has one in this report. The Patriot Act’s controversial spy powers are just hours away from dying, and there may be nothing that can save them from lapsing. And once they do, there’s no guarantee they’ll easily … Continue reading

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The countdown to the end of the Patriot Act?

The Associated Press examines the provisions of the Patriot Act that almost certainly will die tonight. A look at the post-Sept. 11 surveillance provisions that, barring a last-minute deal in Congress, are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday: … Continue reading

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