Proponents claimed the PATRIOT Act was passed to combat terrorism. But the FBI has used it to indict former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for banking law violations.
Rand Paul's vow to prevent the Senate from extending the Patriot Act may just lead to serious restrictions on the surveillance state.
In a White House statement released on May 26, President Obama stated: “I called on the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear up the confusion and uphold our basic duty to protect these vital [water] resources.”
Dr. Ben Carson won a decisive victory at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City over the weekend, defeating several other GOP presidential hopefuls.