A bill to end U.S. spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data, called the “USA Freedom Act”, is blocked in the United States Senate. A follow-up vote to extend for two months the current “USA Patriot Act” program which authorizes the collection of so-called telephone “metadata” also fails to pass.
“Everyday Americans” hold mixed opinion about Hillary Clinton as she officially announces her second run for the presidency.
Likely Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, who was popular among Spanish-speaking voters while Florida governor, marked himself as ‘Hispanic’ on a 2009 voter registration application, The New York Times reports.
New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption charges and vows to prove his innocence. Liberal Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland will temporarily replace Menendez as the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
(NVO) – Likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday it would have been better if she had used a government email account and a separate mobile device as U.S. secretary of state, but said the vast majority of her correspondence went to employees using government addresses.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is greeted at a conservative political conference in Maryland to cheers and boos, as Tea Party members walk out during his speech. Bush says the United States needs to “put ISIS (Islamic State) around a noose.”