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  1. Senate Republicans block changes to NSA surveillanceRead the original story

    Saturday | US News & World Report

    ... to grant a two-month extension of the law failed, and senators objected to each attempt by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky offer up a short term extension. The failure to act means the NSA will immediately begin curtailing its searches ...

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  2. After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | KAIT-TV

    By KEN DILANIAN AP Intelligence Writer WASHINGTON - Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. McConnell, R-Ky., warned against allowing the controversial NSA program and other key surveillance activities under the USA Patriot Act to expire at midnight May 31. He said he would call the Senate into session that day, a Sunday, and seek action before the deadline.

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  3. U.S. Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Mashable

    ... the records would remain with telephone companies subject to a case-by-case review. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., favored retaining the program, but fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul, a Republican presidential contender, blocked any ...

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  4. Senate Blocks House Surveillance Bill, 2-Month ExtensionRead the original story

    Saturday | WTVC

    ... the records would remain with telephone companies subject to a case-by-case review. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., favored retaining the program, but fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul, a Republican presidential contender, blocked any ...

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  5. Deadline Near, Senate Faces Last-Minute Vote On Patriot ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Skanner

    Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. McConnell, R-Ky., warned against allowing the controversial NSA program and other key surveillance activities under the USA Patriot Act to expire at midnight May 31. He said he would call the Senate into session that day, a Sunday, and seek action before the deadline.

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  6. Final votes on Patriot Act, trade deal bill set dramatic stage for Congress' returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Fox News

    ... enhance Obama's authority, especially at their own expense. On the Patriot Act bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will bring the upper chamber back into session on Sunday, May 31 -- roughly 24 hours before the post-9/11 legislation ...

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  7. Senate Leaves DC Without Surveillance OKBy Shane HarrisRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Daily Beast

    ... tools that the Obama administration says are vital to investigating terrorists. But in an unexpected twist, Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, announced that lawmakers will come back early from their Memorial Day recess and reconvene on ...

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  8. The Obama administration just effectively ended one of the NSA's most controversial programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... on Saturday morning. While the president has not asked to extend the program, Senate Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, will reportedly continue to work to keep the program - and other elements of the Patriot Act - intact. The USA Freedom Act, ...

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  9. NSA Phone Surveillance Program Will End After Failed Senate VoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | ThinkProgress

    ... House members including government surveillance critic Rep. Rand Paul (R-KY) rejected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) proposed amendments to the bill that would extend the program, the Washington Post reported . The Senate could not ...

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  10. Senate Fails To Pass PATRIOT Act RenewalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Outside the Beltway

    ... records by Americans, at least temporarily, after June 1. "This is a high-threat period," said Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, who was felled in his efforts to extend the program even for a few days by the junior senator ...

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  11. Senate leaves town without action on Patriot ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WHIO

    Unable to muster enough votes to either approve a House-passed reform of terrorist surveillance laws or push forward on a GOP alternative, the Senate left town for an extended break early on Saturday morning, with the clock running out on several provisions of the Patriot Act that expire on June 1. "My colleagues, do we really want this law to expire?" said Sen. Mitch McConnell , who led Republican opposition to the USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan reform bill that had won easy House approval earlier in May. "We've got a week to discuss it," McConnell said as Senators ran into gridlock after midnight on Friday night.

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  12. Senate blocks USA Freedom and Patriot ActsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WPTV Local News

    ... for just the opposite. "I would urge a 'yes' vote on the two-month extension," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). (Video via C-SPAN ) While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had managed to hold the lines against the USA ...

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  13. Senate blocks spy law extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Washington Examiner

    The Senate early Saturday failed to find agreement on passing a bill to extend a federal surveillance law and will instead reconvene in an unusual Sunday session next week to try again. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., adjourned the Senate until Sunday May 31, one day before the expiration of a law that permits the National Security Agency to conduct anti-terrorism surveillance.

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  14. Senate approves Obama's hard-fought trade negotiating billRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... help complete an agreement with Japan and 10 other countries in the Pacific region. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Obama's indispensable ally in passing the bill, said it would create "new opportunities for bigger paychecks, ...

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  15. The Senate Fails to Reform NSA Spying, Votes Against USA Freedom ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Wired

    A last-minute bid to reform NSA spying before lawmakers break for a week-long recess failed early Saturday morning after hours of debate and filibuster overnight when Senate lawmakers voted 57-42 against the USA Freedom Act. Senator Mitch McConnell then tried to lead an effort to extend the key provision in the Patriot Act that has been used to justify NSA spying, which is set to expire on June 1. But that vote also failed.

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  16. World in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Daily-Jeff.com

    Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. McConnell, R-Ky., warned against allowing the controversial NSA program and other key surveillance activities under the USA Patriot Act to expire at midnight May 31. He said he would call the Senate into session that day, a Sunday, and seek action before the deadline.

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  17. Senate blocks measures to extend NSA programRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WMDT

    ... President, led the charge against the program, repeatedly objecting to requests from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to extend it by just a few days. "We have entered into a momentous debate," said Paul, who said he objected because his ...

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  18. Senate blocks bill ending NSA collection of phone recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... records, at least temporarily, after June 1. "This is a high-threat period," said the majority leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who was felled in his efforts to extend the program even for a few days by the junior senator from his home state, ...

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  19. Rovea s super PAC is no longer a the big dogaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Star-Telegram.com

    ... involved with Crossroads said. The creation of the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC blessed by Sen. Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, and operated by Crossroads leadership, will be a major vehicle for that. But Crossroads' involvement in the ...

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  20. In a late night vote, Senate fails to resolve standoff on civil libertiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Spero News

    ... by the National Security Agency of private telephone records. The positions of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and of the legislators led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) appear irreconcilable on a controversial program that will expire ...

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