Legislation to extend surveillance authorities that the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism was thrown into doubt Wednesday as President Donald Trump threatened a veto and congressional Republicans and top liberal Democrats said they opposed the bill.
By Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Lawmakers agree struggling Americans need another economic relief package due to the pandemic’s fallout. But congressional Republicans and Democrats differ over who should receive that assistance. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins Judy Woodruff to discuss a new House proposal for…
The Senate Judiciary Committee will debate and vote May 21 on a subpoena authorization related to the origins of the Russia investigation, as well as potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA.
By Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, Sen. Richard Burr stepped down as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee over allegations of insider trading linked to the pandemic. The North Carolina Republican sold large amounts of stock just before the market crashed.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
In a rare bipartisan agreement, both Republicans and Democrats in the House seek to ensure that civil liberties are not overwhelmed by the tools used to thwart terrorism and other crimes.
By Michael Balsamo, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The push from Trump's allies to change the FISA wiretap rules could complicate efforts in Congress to renew the USA Freedom Act that are set to expire next month.
By PBS NewsHour
The House of Representatives voted to reauthorize a key provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which U.S. intelligence agencies say is critical to collecting communications from overseas. But the complex issue has sparked some heated debate and seemingly contradictory…
By Deb Riechmann, Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
Legislation to renew the program that allows spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad passed the House 256-164 and now heads to the Senate.
By Pete Yost, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day. The government called for the huge fine in 2008 if Yahoo didn't go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance…
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