Headlines
Consumers’ online information needs better protection, Senate committee says

Consumers’ online information needs better protection, Senate committee says

After big breaches of consumer information at major companies, senators are asking for better safeguards against cyber attacks.
Jessica Floum -- Medill News Service

Leahy says Senate will still legislate on NSA spying procedures

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday he is concerned about the courts' involvement in President Barack Obama's new security plan.

Bipartisan, bicameral Voting Rights Act bill introduced

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of House and Senate members has introduced legislation to restore the core Voting Rights Act provision struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. Senate turf war looms over Target hacking investigation

U.S. Senate turf war looms over Target hacking investigation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- At least three Senate committees are fighting for the right to filet U.S. retailer Target for its massive security breach, aides to the various committees said.
The Issue: Is the U.S. turning its back on Syrian refugees?

The Issue: Is the U.S. turning its back on Syrian refugees?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Is the United States falling tragically short in its response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, where three years of civil war have claimed about 50,000 civilian lives and produced nearly 2.3 million refugees, half of them children?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Writer
Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Thursday met with 16 members of Congress to discuss oversight of National Security Administration surveillance programs.
What Snowden hath wrought

What Snowden hath wrought

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- If President Obama adopts the recommendations of his blue-ribbon panel on the reform of the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, will the political and legal challenges to that program evaporate like the last few drops of single-malt whiskey in a glass?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Writer
NSA panel to appear before Senate committee

NSA panel to appear before Senate committee

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. surveillance programs must be truly reformed and not just for show, a Democratic Senate committee chief said in announcing a hearing on overhaul proposals.
House passes bill to fight patent trolls

House passes bill to fight patent trolls

Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Innovations Act, a bill to crack down frivolous lawsuits from patent trolls, passed the House 325-91, marking a step to address the increased used of patent litigation.
Ananth Baliga

Anti-surveillance groups seek to use state laws to block NSA

BLUFFDALE, Utah, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- An anti-surveillance coalition says it will push state-level bills that would bar local officials from cooperating with the U.S. National Security Agency.

Ex-contractor jailed in Cuba: 'Abandoned' by U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Ex-U.S. contractor Alan Gross on the fourth anniversary of his Cuba captivity appealed to President Obama to intercede in his case, saying he feels "abandoned."
Senate GOP blocks Obama's appeals court nominee

Senate GOP blocks Obama's appeals court nominee

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans blocked yet another White House nominee to a U.S. appeals court, deepening the party's rift with Democrats over presidential appointments.
NSA chief defends agency actions at House hearing

NSA chief defends agency actions at House hearing

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The director of the National Security Agency told a congressional hearing Tuesday data about European phone calls were not collected by his agency.

NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander to retire

FORT MEADE, Md., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander, who has steadfastly defended NSA mass surveillance, plans to retire in five months, the agency said.
FISA Court not a rubber stamp, judge says

FISA Court not a rubber stamp, judge says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The secret U.S. court overseeing mass surveillance told the Senate it changes 1 in 4 government spying requests, even though it approves almost all of them.
Senate chairman calls for end to bulk phone record surveillance

Senate chairman calls for end to bulk phone record surveillance

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday the oversight of U.S. surveillance programs needs to be updated.
McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two top Republicans emerged from a meeting with President Obama Monday and offered at least conditional support for the president's approach to Syria.
Holder invited to testify on state-level marijuana legalization

Holder invited to testify on state-level marijuana legalization

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been invited to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about state-level laws that legalize marijuana.

McCain, Graham: Obama should cut aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Two top U.S. Senate Republicans called Friday for a cutoff of U.S. aid to Egypt where hundreds of people were killed in political clashes this week.
Washington lawmakers call for more NSA oversight

Washington lawmakers call for more NSA oversight

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy said he is concerned Washington lawmakers were not told of an internal audit saying the National Security Agency violated privacy rules.
Holder order draws bipartisan praise

Holder order draws bipartisan praise

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder Monday ordered U.S. prosecutors not to seek long sentences for minor drug-related crimes, evoking support from Congress.
Holder eases federal prosecution for minor drug offenders

Holder eases federal prosecution for minor drug offenders

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday he has ordered federal prosecutors not to seek long sentences for minor drug-related crimes.
Administration says it's serious about privacy, defends NSA programs

Administration says it's serious about privacy, defends NSA programs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Obama administration says it takes privacy criticisms over its surveillance programs seriously while defending them to Congress and the U.S. public.
Leahy promises new oversight of domestic intelligence gathering

Leahy promises new oversight of domestic intelligence gathering

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., promised changes in the law as he opened a hearing Wednesday on data collection by the U.S. National Security Agency.
Pentagon: Cost of operating Guantanamo in 2013 is $454 million

Pentagon: Cost of operating Guantanamo in 2013 is $454 million

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday it will cost $454 million to operate the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Prev
Page 1 of 14
x
Feedback