Increasing Pressure In House For Vote To Limit NSA Powers

By: Monday December 2, 2013 5:50 am

Though House Speaker John Boehner initially voiced support for NSA programs of dubious constitutionality, it seems the ground is shifting underneath his feet as pressure builds within the House GOP Caucus to allow a vote on legislation to limit the NSA’s power to spy on Americans. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has defended the NSA’s spying [...]

NSA Scrambles To Stop Congress From Limiting Spying Powers Under Patriot Act

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 5:55 am

All hell broke lose in Washington when, to the surprise of many, a bill to limit the NSA’s power to spy on Americans made it out of a House committee. The bill, known as the Amash Amendment for its cosponsor Representative Justin Amash, was attached to the defense spending bill. The law will limit the [...]

Boehner Purges Conservative Members from Influential Committees

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 7:00 am

As I noted, John Boehner got as much flak from his right flank on his three-page “counter-offer” as he did from his left. Conservative groups groused at the inclusion of $800 billion in revenue collection increases, even as it followed the Romney campaign pattern of lowering rates while broadening the base. Obviously they would rather [...]

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