I know the headline sounds like a season cliff-hanger promo, but we really should see some drama tonight in Congress.
Dan Froomkin writes:
Nearly a year and a half after American citizens first learned they were being spied on by their own government, the U.S. Senate tonight will definitively vote to end bulk surveillance of ordinary Americans and start reining in the National Security Agency.
Or it won’t.
Supporters of the USA Freedom Act, including privacy groups and technology companies, say it’s a positive first step toward ending the NSA’s overreach. They need 60 votes in the Senate to move forward with debate and what would likely be a raucous amendment process.
Read more on The Intercept.