All Articles on Patriot Act

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.)., speaks during her weekly news conference in Washington on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Pelosi Accused of 'Trying to Do an End-Run Around Her Own Party' by Sending Spy Powers Bill to Conference
"Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Schiff have done everything in their power to ensure the House cannot vote on the warrantless surveillance of Americans' internet activity."
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Defeating the bill, said Evan Greer, policy director for Fight for the Future, "will give us more time to keep fighting and organizing. And it will send a strong message to leadership of both parties that the public is fed up with having our tax dollars wasted on creepy surveillance programs that don't make anyone safer.  (Image: Fight for the Future) News
'Just Let the Patriot Act Die You Cowards': House Lawmakers Urged to Vote Down Flawed Domestic Spy Bill
"It would be unconscionable for the Democratic House to pass any PATRIOT Act reauthorization without critical privacy reforms."
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 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks with reporters following the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon in the U.S. Capitol Nov. 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
'No Excuse': Senate Slammed for Reauthorizing Government Spy Powers Without Crucial Privacy Protections
One advocate declared "it would be dangerously irresponsible for the House to pass this reauthorization."
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If This 'Doesn't Give You Chills I Don't Know What Will': McConnell Patriot Act Expansion Would Hand AG Barr Unprecedented Spy Powers
"These amendments would pretty much guarantee the ability of an incumbent administration to spy on its political opponents without consequence."
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Besides "massively invade our privacy, the U.S. National Security Agency's bulk collection of the phone numbers we called produced only one 'significant' investigation," said Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth. (Image EFF Photos/flickr/cc) News
Presidential Candidates Should Declare Their Stance on "Costly Failure of the NSA's Unconstitutional Mass Surveillance Program," Says Snowden
The whistleblower's call follows reporting by the New York Times showing the agency's sprawling photo data collection effort came with a $100 million pricetag and nearly no success.
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House progressives could have voted together last week to separate reauthorization of the Patriot Act from a key spending bill, but they didn't. (Photo: Dan Cook/flickr/cc/with overlay) Views
When Progressives in Congress Let Us Down, We Should Push Back
Rolling back key aspects of the military-industrial-surveillance complex cannot be accomplished without putting up a huge fight.
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Handing Trump 'Terrifying Authoritarian Surveillance Powers,' House Democrats Include Patriot Act Reauthorization in Funding Bill
"Wow. House Democrats are ignoring civil liberties and including a three month straight reauthorization of the Patriot Act (with zero reform) in the continuing resolution."
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Targeting PATRIOT Act Provision, Rights Groups Urge House Dems to Block NSA From Collecting Americans' Phone Records
"Mass surveillance is wrong and dangerous to our democracy."
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A Transportation Security Administration agent at a checkpoint verifying passenger identification in John Glenn Columbus International Airport. News
Victory Over 'Civil Liberties Train Wreck' as Federal Judge Rules US Terror Watchlist Unconstitutional
After years of abuse and secrecy, court's decision seen by rights advocates as very welcome but "long overdue"
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Trump doesn’t understand that the ways Americans express their patriotism are as diverse as our nation. (Photo: Pixabay/CC0) Views
Progressive Patriotism for July 4
As both a candidate and as president, Trump has consistently confused patriotism and nationalism
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