Facing a serious civil liberties backlash, Congress is considering changing a controversial counterterrorism law it passed last year. Yet the leading fix, backed by House Republicans, may not be a fix at all.
Last year, during consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act, Congress came close to authorizing the indefinite detention of American citizens captured on US soil who were suspected of terrorism.
Only Ron Paul voted against the measure, which said: Expressing support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of law, and for other purposes. Resolved, That the House of ... Read Post
House Republican leaders abruptly changed their plan to deal with the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border late Wednesday night, after they were not able to muster enough votes to pass the legislation before Congress leaves Friday fo... Read Post
Molly Ball, The Atlantic: House GOP leaders fear a conservative revolt when government funding comes up for a vote next month. The last government shutdown, almost a year ago, was no fun for anyone. Republicans in the House and Sena... Read Post