Joe Mullin reports:
The US Senate voted against reining in the NSA’s spying powers tonight, shooting down a proposal that was supported not just by intelligence reform groups, but by the director of the NSA himself.
The USA Freedom Act needed 60 Senate votes to pass its key procedural vote, and it failed to get them. The bill got 58 yes votes and 42 no votes.
Read more on Ars Technica.
Update: Obviously, there is a lot of news coverage out there for you to read about this development. I’d recommend you read Dan Froomkin’s write-up over on The Intercept to get a better understanding of what transpired last night.