Tales from the Trail

Obama draws query by signing Patriot Act extension with auto-pen

May 27, 2011

What’s a president to do when Congress passes a bill just hours before key anti-terrorism surveillance measures are about to expire and he’s 4,000 miles away?  Auto-pen of course.

Senate battle brewing: surveillance vs privacy

September 16, 2009

FINANCIAL-FRAUD/FBIA battle appeared to be emerging in the U.S. Senate over extending terrorism surveillance methods versus bolstering privacy protections.