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Sen. Rand Paul Promises To “Oppose And Filibuster” Renewal Of Controversial Spying Provision

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is the Senate’s leading opponent of the status quo regarding federal spying. Although the issue has fallen by the wayside to a certain extent since Edward Snowden’s leaks in 2013, Paul continues to fight for the privacy rights of Americans. He has announced his intent to filibuster the extension of illegal spying. “I will actively oppose and filibuster any long term extension of warrantless searches of American citizens,” Paul said in a tweet earlier this week. The program that Paul is referring to in his tweet was authorized by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul Threatens To Filibuster To Stop Big Brother Reauthorization Bill

Amidst the political chaos and confusion, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has not lost sight of what is important. He is threatening to filibuster over the possible reauthorization of federal surveillance powers he feels are illegal and unconstitutional. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) permits the U.S. deep state to perform covert surveillance of non-U.S. persons of interest who are not residing within the country. Much to the chagrin of Paul and other civil libertarians, Section 702 was reauthorized in 2012 with no changes occurring to the FISA Amendments Act. “We’ll do anything we can to try and… Keep Reading

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