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BREAKING: Senate Blocks House Bill on NSA Surveillance, 2-Month Extension

NSA headquarters. Image: Wikimedia Commons

BREAKING NEWS –  The Republican-led Senate blocked a House bill early Saturday that would have ended the National Security Agency’s bulk of collection on domestic phone records.

The vote was 57-42, short of the 60-vote threshold to move ahead. It leaves the fate of the key provisions in the Patriot Act in doubt with a June 1 deadline less than two weeks away.

Francisco Seco/AP - In this October 2013 file photo, a man looks at his cellphone as he walks on the street in downtown Madrid. The NSA’s ability to crack cellphone encryption used by the majority of cellphones in the world offers it wide-ranging powers to listen in on private conversations.

The Senate also failed to advance a two-month extension of NSA programs as well. The vote also needed 60 votes to get to the Senate floor. The vote was defeated 54-45…(read more)

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3 Comments on “BREAKING: Senate Blocks House Bill on NSA Surveillance, 2-Month Extension”

  1. alakhtal says:

    Reblogged this on Liberalism is Trust Fucked with Prudence. Conservatism is Distrust Tainted with Fear and commented:
    The Senate vote was 57-42, short of 60-vote. It’s a stooopid congressional scam to extend USA Patriot Act using USA Freedom Act [Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection and Online Monitoring Act.] as BLANKET to reignite at-day-light the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone records. Who’s Mitch McConnell trying to fuck now? Snowden or Sensenbrenner! It’s one trillion dollars industry created by THE White House, the House and the Senate for phone companies, PMCs and millions of unemployables. Rand Paul is Bluffing Kochsucker as he tweeted “My filibuster continues to end NSA illegal spying,” this is a desperate attempt to crow about being Republican Presidential Contender.

  2. alakhtal says:

    The Senate vote was 57-42, short of 60-vote. It’s a stooopid congressional scam to extend USA Patriot Act using USA Freedom Act [Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection and Online Monitoring Act.] as BLANKET to reignite at-day-light the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone records. Who’s Mitch McConnell trying to fuck now? Snowden or Sensenbrenner! It’s one trillion dollars industry created by THE White House, the House and the Senate for phone companies, PMCs and millions of unemployables. Rand Paul is Bluffing Kochsucker as he tweeted “My filibuster continues to end NSA illegal spying,” this is a desperate attempt to crow about being Republican Presidential Contender.

  3. alakhtal says:

    Reblogged this on Liberalism is Trust Fucked with Prudence. Conservatism is Distrust Tainted with Fear and commented:
    The Senate vote was 57-42, short of 60-vote. It’s a stooopid congressional scam to extend USA Patriot Act using USA Freedom Act [Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection and Online Monitoring Act.] as BLANKET to reignite at-day-light the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone records. Who’s Mitch McConnell trying to fuck now? Snowden or Sensenbrenner! It’s one trillion dollars industry created by THE White House, the House and the Senate for phone companies, PMCs and millions of unemployables. Rand Paul is Bluffing Kochsucker as he tweeted “My filibuster continues to end NSA illegal spying,” this is a desperate attempt to crow about being Republican Presidential Contender.


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