See Local News
Get Balanced News From Your U.S. State.
See Local News
See all locals

Senate blocks bill that would curb NSA surveillance

Posted on AllSides November 19th, 2014
From The Left

Republican opponents of White House-backed legislation that would rein in NSA surveillance programs narrowly blocked the Senate from taking up the bill Tuesday after warning it could help terrorists escape detection.
On a tally of 58 to 42, a procedural vote failed to get the supermajority 60 votes it needed to advance.
Supporters of the USA Freedom Act, a rare mix of liberal Democrats and libertarian Republicans, hoped public outrage over the secret mass collection of phone and Internet records -- revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden...

Read full story

AllSides Picks

More News about Defense and Security from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right