Senate Will Have 8 Hours To Make An NSA Decision
A weary upper chamber still proved it had the energy early Saturday to block bills to both end NSA's bulk data collection and to extend it.By Cliff Judy | May 23, 2015
"On this vote, the yeas are 57, the nays are 42. Three-fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, the motion is not agreed to," said the Senate's presiding officer. (Video via C-SPAN)
And with that, the future of NSA bulk data collection is as murky as it's been since Edward Snowden first exposed it.
On Monday, June 1, the Patriot Act will expire. And along with it, the controversial Section 215 the National Security Agency uses to justify collecting the phone records of millions of Americans.