There is virtually no privacy left in America.
Without it, the baseline for any future legislation would have been expansive NSA power.
The liberal Democrat's comments caused a minor stir on Twitter.
A new Justice Department memo increases pressure on Congress to act before June 1.
The minority leader said passage would "restore the confidence of the American people."
PHILADELPHIA — The GOP presidential candidate said he will filibuster a short-term extension.
The Speaker acknowledged some Republicans want to tweak the USA Freedom Act.
"We will be trying to stop it," the presidential candidate said.
Mike Rogers said an important anti-terrorism tool is now "off the table."
White House says Obama wants surveillance reform.
“We have to have the ability to monitor these communications,” he said.
Congress is in the opening rounds of a month-long battle over NSA spying.
Jindal said Paul is taking "the weakest, most liberal Democrat position" on ISIS.
Paul helped scuttle compromise to reauthorize government surveillance programs.
The GOP presidential candidate blamed the NSA's phone data collection program.
Senate leaders will bring the USA Freedom Act up for a vote they seem confident will fail.
He may not have much choice but to go along with NSA reformers due to a condensed calendar.
Paul said he would target NSA activities "towards our enemies."
The senator told reporters the phone data program "needs to be ramped up hugely."
Senate GOP leader defends his support for the Patriot Act and Section 215.
Christie also urged lawmakers to reauthorize the Patriot Act.
“I commend the federal courts for upholding our Constitution," he said.
The fact of the matter is that a growing number of Americans are distrustful of our government.
Law enforcement is pleading for help to access encrypted devices.