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Obama Wants USA Freedom Act Rammed Through by Midnight Sunday… or Else

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Apparently his pen and his phone are pretty much worthless this time.

President Obama wants the Orwellian, unconstitutional USA Freedom Act passed by Sunday. Or else.

Via Roll Call:

President Barack Obama reupped his push Tuesday for the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act by 12 a.m. Monday to avoid the Patriot Act’s surveillance authorities from going dark.

There’s just one problem with that. Doing so will almost certainly require the unanimous consent of all 100 senators…

Under Senate rules, there doesn’t appear to be a way around [Senator] Paul’s objections — or those of other senators, including Democrats Ron Wyden of Oregon and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico — without their consent…

Yeah, why aren’t they rushing to sign that blank check of Orwellian power to the NSA and other government spy agencies? Don’t make Emperor O throw a fit and stomp his feet now, Senators…

And Obama didn’t mince words. He said if the Senators don’t pass this “necessary” Patriot Act extension, we the American people simply will not be safe:

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/obama-wants-usa-freedom-act-rammed-through-by-midnight-sunday-or-else_052015

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Currently the USA Freedom Act is being amended behind closed doors.

What is going to emerge on Sunday when they hold their emergency “crisis” sessions of both the Senate and the House of Representatives will be even worse than what I and many others have been reporting on since it’s inception.

Right now we know of several changes that they are going to make to the “Freedom” Act that aren’t very good at all.

  1. They will extend the grace period of collection by the government (NSA) from 180 days to as much as two years.
  2. They want to make the “lone wolf” provision permanent.
  3. They want to make the “roving authorities” permanent.
  4. They want to give Big Telecom total immunity from any laws they violate with regard to our constitutional rights.

Does that sound like a step in the right direction to anyone?

https://willyloman.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/glenn-greenwald-wraps-up-the-snowden-psyop-and-tacitly-advocates-for-the-freedom-act/

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Still amazed the head of the NSA supposedly "forgetting" about that part of the program! How important can it BE if the guy in charge forgets it existed!@?

Awesome to hear someone is standing up to the PTB!

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Apparently his pen and his phone are pretty much worthless this time.

President Obama wants the Orwellian, unconstitutional USA Freedom Act passed by Sunday. Or else.

Via Roll Call:

Yeah, why aren’t they rushing to sign that blank check of Orwellian power to the NSA and other government spy agencies? Don’t make Emperor O throw a fit and stomp his feet now, Senators…

And Obama didn’t mince words. He said if the Senators don’t pass this “necessary” Patriot Act extension, we the American people simply will not be safe:

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/obama-wants-usa-freedom-act-rammed-through-by-midnight-sunday-or-else_052015

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Obama says 'handful of senators' blocking surveillance reforms

U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday that surveillance powers used to prevent attacks on Americans could lapse at midnight on Sunday unless "a handful of senators" stop standing in the way of reform legislation.

Obama said he had told Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to act swiftly on a bill passed by the House of Representatives that would renew certain powers and reform the bulk collection of telephone data.

"I don't want us to be in a situation in which for a certain period of time, those authorities go away and suddenly we're dark and heaven forbid we've got a problem," Obama told reporters in the Oval Office.

McConnell has called the Senate back to Washington for a rare Sunday session to deal with the expiration of three provisions of the Patriot Act, including Section 215, used to justify the National Security Agency's collection of billions of Americans' telephone call records.

The NSA program has worried privacy advocates since it was exposed to journalists two years ago by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, now a fugitive in Russia.

On Friday, online activists blocked congressional offices' access to thousands of websites to protest the Patriot Act.

Republicans, who control both the Senate and House, have been unable to agree on how to deal with the expiration. Late last week, the Senate failed by three votes to advance the USA Freedom Act, the reform bill backed by Obama and passed overwhelmingly by the House.

A senior Republican leadership aide said late on Friday that the party's leaders in the House wanted the Senate to take up and pass the Freedom Act.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/30/us-usa-security-nsa-obama-idUSKBN0OE2K620150530

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