With a deadlock in Congress over NSA surveillance firmly in place, three key Patriot Act provisions are set to end on June 1. So what does that mean for the controversial spying program?
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis returned to the National Constitution Center on May 13 to give the unexpected story of why the 13 colonies, having just fought off a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by three top experts to look at the constitutional future of the Patriot Act’s controversial Section 215, which allows the NSA to collect the phone records of Americans.
When it comes to NSA surveillance programs and new legislation, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz agree, while Rand Paul and Marco Rubio don’t. Here is a quick look at where some presumptive and declared presidential candidates stand on this constitutional issue.
Senator Rand Paul and a few colleagues will try to block an extension of the controversial Patriot Act provisions using a filibuster, Paul confirmed Monday in an interview.