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KRISTINA PETERSON: U.S. Senate Blocks NSA Surveillance Bill, Patriot Act Extension

Wall Street Journal — Votes set up new struggle between House and Senate leaders over how to extend the Patriot Act

WASHINGTON—The Senate early Saturday defeated a string of efforts to extend the Patriot Act as lawmakers splintered over its contentious phone surveillance program and left town with no plan in place to prevent the law from lapsing. 50 more words

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Senate Approves Fast Track Bill

WASHINGTON (KMOX/AP) – The Republican-led Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving his request for enhanced trade negotiating authority.

The bill now faces a tough battle in the House. 363 more words

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Senate Blocks Bill to End N.S.A. Bulk Collection of Domestic Phone Records

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/24/us/politics/senate-nsa-surveillance.html?emc=edit_na_20150523

The Republican-led Senate has blocked a House bill that would have ended the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone records.The vote was 57-42, short of the 60-vote threshold to move ahead. 70 more words

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Sen. Franken Introduces Bill To Protect Phone Data

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Since it was revealed that the National Security Administration collects phone data from millions of Americans, several bills have been introduced to address that issue. 75 more words

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'Shark. Jumped.' Here's what Dem Sen. Murphy whipped out on Senate floor [photos]

Here’s what he’s giving America today:

On the Senate floor now talking about the #ACA and the Republicans so-called "plan" for #KingvBurwell. Watch live: …

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'Game Of Thrones' Goes Too Far For U.S. Senator

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. senator is among those condemning a rape scene on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

In a comment tweeted Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill… 219 more words

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