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  1. Senate Trade Vote Exposes Rift Among RepublicansRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | News Max

    Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton said Friday that he voted to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate foreign trade deals because it would increase exports from both the United States and his home state and would "ensure that the president's trade negotiations occur in a transparent manner." "Trade promotion authority is a valuable economic tool, but it is important for Congress to retain oversight of the administration's negotiations," the first-term Republican said.

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  2. Sen. Mike Lee pushing for vote on USA Freedom ActRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Deseret News

    Sen. Mike Lee is pushing for legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records before the Patriot Act expires a week from Sunday. But the Utah Republican said some in Congress and others want to punt on a day they know has been coming for four years.

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  3. With Just Hours to Go, These Senate Conservatives Are Still Undecided on the Patriot ActRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | National Journal

    When it comes to reauthorizing bulk data collection, nearly a dozen conservative senators are stuck in a tug of war between Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and their libertarian-minded colleagues, reform advocates, and constituents back home. With just a matter of hours to go before the Senate is expected vote on the USA Freedom Act, which would end the NSA's bulk collection of call data, Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Joni Ernst, Tim Scott, Mark Kirk, Pat Toomey, Bill Cassidy, and Ron Johnson are still publicly not saying where they stand on the legislation, putting the future of the NSA program in limbo.

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  4. GOP Hawks Duel over NSA Reforms as Clock Ticks Joel Gehrke 1 hour ago ...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | National Review Online

    Senator Mike Lee sponsored the House-passed USA Freedom Act, but Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr unveiled an alternative just hours before the expected vote on Lee's proposal. . "First option, they can let these provisions of the Patriot Act expire and then try to pass a brand new bill after we come back from recess.

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  5. Christie: NSA critics have 'no experience with what I've dealt with'Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Hill

    Gov. Chris Christie slammed critics of the National Security Agency on Friday, touting his own national security credentials and saying they had "no experience" with such issues. "This debate that we're having right now about the Patriot Act and whether we should have strong intelligence around the world is a very dangerous debate because it is being done with people who have no experience with what I've dealt with," Christie said in an address at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City.

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  6. GOP Senator: Christie's NSA Remarks 'Tantamount to Political Pornography'Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Mediaite.com

    ... liberties if you're in a coffin." Since then, few Republicans has been more outspoken against Christie than Senator Mike Lee , who said on MSNBC Tuesday Christie should retract his "unnecessarily inflammatory" remarks. Well, today, Lee really upped ...

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  7. Mike Lee: Christie's Take on Patriot Act Reforms 'Ridiculous'Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | News Max

    Sen. Mike Lee, who is sponsoring a Senate bill to reform the Patriot Act, on Friday said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comments on the revisions are "tantamount to political pornography." "He should be ashamed of himself," the Utah Republican said on CNN Friday morning, concerning Christie's recent comments that "you can't enjoy your civil liberties if you're in a coffin."

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  8. Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

    Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats. Tea party conservative Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is pairing with liberal stalwart Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont to push for Senate passage of the USA Freedom Act, which would end the National Security Agency's collection and storage of domestic calling records after a six-month transition period.

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  9. Christie, accused of 'political pornography' by Gop U.S. Senator over Patriot Act remarks,...Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    Gov. Chris Christie addressed the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, on Friday, May 22, 2015. The governor redoubled his calls for the unamended renewal of the USA Patriot Act, saying that he alone among the 2016 field had actually used the law to prosecute terrorist.

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  10. Bush, Christie defend NSA surveillance programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | USA Today

    As Congress ponders the fate of the PATRIOT Act - and the counterterrorism surveillance programs it authorizes - two potential Republican presidential candidates stuck up for those programs Friday at a conference of Republican activists. Both former Florida governor Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disputed the critics - including some fellow Republicans - who say the surveillance programs violate civil liberties.

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  11. Watch Sen. Mike Lee's Harsh On-Air Condemnation of Chris...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | TheBlaze.com

    Sen. Mike Lee blasted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on CNN Friday for recently stating, "You can't enjoy your civil liberties if you're in a coffin." Lee is the main GOP sponsor of the proposed Senate bill to reign in government surveillance under the Patriot Act.

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  12. Chris Christie accused of 'political pornography' over NSA remarksRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Hill

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is engaging in "political pornography" by saying that national security concerns trump civil liberties in a congressional battle over the Patriot Act, according to Sen. Mike Lee . "You can't enjoy your civil liberties if you're in a coffin," Christie - a likely presidential candidate - said earlier this week.

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  13. Activists Groups Protest NSA Surveillance ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

    Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats. Tea party conservative Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is pairing with liberal stalwart Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont to push for Senate passage of the USA Freedom Act, which would end the National Security Agency's collection and storage of domestic calling records.

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  14. Lynch: US 'less safe' without NSA programsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Hill

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday the country would be "less safe" if Congress fails to renew surveillance programs included in the Patriot Act. Lynch joined other top Obama administration officials, who are urging the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act, which would reform the National Security Agency's bulk phone records collection program while renewing other key parts of the post-Sept.

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  15. McConnell Defends NSA Mass Surveillance And Blasts Reform EffortsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | National Journal

    "If a bomb goes off in one of our cities and law enforcement is racing to determine whether a network is poised to conduct additional attacks, time is of the essence." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters with Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. John Thune after the weekly Senate GOP policy luncheon, May 19, 2015.

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  16. Sen. Lee: Christie 'should be ashamed' for 'coffin' commentRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | GantDaily.com

    The chief Republican sponsor of the Senate bill to reform the Patriot Act slammed fellow Republican Gov. Chris Christie for saying "You can't enjoy your civil liberties if you're in a coffin." Utah Sen. Mike Lee on CNN called those comments "tantamount to political pornography" and said Christie "should be ashamed of himself."

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  17. Sen. Paul's Great Surveillance 'Filibuster' and What to Expect NextRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Cato Institute

    ... Binney, and of course America's Founders, to make his case for surveillance reform. He was joined by Senator Mike Lee with a history lesson on The North Briton No. 45, and Senator Martin Heinrich giving a dramatic reading of the Fourth Amendment ...

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  18. Sen. Lee: Chris Christie's comments on PATRIOT Act are 'political pornography'Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Politico

    Sen. Mike Lee said that New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie "should be ashamed of himself" for comments on the PATRIOT Act that Lee likened to "political pornography." In an interview on CNN, Lee was asked to respond to a statement from Christie in support of reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act, which is set to expire on May 31. Christie, a supporter of renewing the law, told supporters in New Hampshire that "you can't enjoy your civil liberties if you're in a coffin." 3 comments

  19. News roundup: Jeb Bush hits his brother on spending during his presidencyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    Jeb Bush hits his brother on spending during his presidency. Club for Growth takes credit for Bishop, Stewart's anti-Export-Import Bank stance.

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  20. Read in: Good Night, Good Luck, Win Awards EditionRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Point of Personal Privilege: Today marks the last edition of Read In, or at least the last one written by your humble author. But we couldn't finish without thanking you, the community that supported yet another morning note.

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