Bush said keeping the programs in place was "the best part of the Obama administration."
Advocates are trying to squeeze their last arguments in before Thursday's markup.
Former NSA employees are a hot commodity.
Civil libertarians hope to force changes when part of the Patriot Act sunsets in June.
The heavily redacted oversight reports were made public on Christmas Eve.
Fifteen aircraft conducted 45 strikes in northwestern Iraq earlier this month.
ObamaCare, EPA regulations and potentially gay marriage face court challenges.
The legislation fell two votes short of overcoming the procedural hurdle.
The Senate's top Republican is “strongly opposed” to a reform bill.
Human rights groups said the revelations potentially contradict previous assurances.
FBI director wants Congress to revise law to help police.
Like iPhones, new Android phones will prevent even police with a warrant from getting data.
New legislation pushes back against government access to personal data stored on US corporation...
The effort appears focused on gaining access to user data on phones and tablets.
Rubio drew the ire of Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) by defending surveillance programs.
Here are five items lawmakers and tech advocates hope to move in the new Congress.
Avril Haines, the CIA's No. 2 officer, replaces Tony Blinken, who is going to State.
An update to the Freedom of Information Act squeezed through the Senate Monday.
Missing from the pre-election dialogue was a serious discussion about cybersecurity.
The Democrat said "people who know what they are talking about" support the measure.
Judges seemed skeptical of claims that phone metadata collection is unconstitutional.
Clinton was campaigning for the leading NSA critic in Colorado.
The senator wants a vote on his USA Freedom Act when lawmakers return.
The United States is taking on more risk because of the leaks, report argues.