If Legal Restrictions Are Hindering the Investigation of the San Bernardino Shootings, Who Is to Blame?
It may well be that legal limits on the government's investigatory powers are interfering with efforts to deal with genuine security threats. But if that's so, government agents themselves are at least in part to blame, because it's their historical overuse of "emergency" powers that necessitates the imposition of such limits.
"My only advice is just to get USA Freedom Act done -- as soon as possible," McCarthy told reporters Monday, referring to
Jesse Rifkin contributed reporting. Still, Senate Republicans appear to be split, and a completely clean reauthorization
The government is fighting to maintain its ability to snoop on private communications. But tech companies, stung by a backlash
The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, though, said their panel was considering its own legislation. The
The batch of documents, stretching from the fourth quarter of 2001 to the second quarter of 2013, was released in response
A key House committee close to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) gutted crucial provisions of a National Security Agency surveillance reform bill on Tuesday. The move dismayed civil liberties advocates, some of whom immediately withdrew their support ahead of a Thursday floor vote.