White House and NSA’s claim that 50 terror plots averted “misleading,” says report
Mark Benjamin has an unsettling story on Time.com today that investigates whether federal authorities, under the auspices of a Patriot Act provision, are scooping up personal data like the location of citizens’ cellular phones. Read it here.
For all the hoopla over the Patriot Act extension failing the House last night, it really isn’t that big a deal. The majority often brings items up under suspension – meaning the bills are so innocuous that the regular rules are waived because they’ll likely easily pass, mostly post office namings and resolutions congratulating …