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Sen. Rand Paul spoke for nearly 10 and a half hours yesterday protesting the Patriot Act, which is soon to expire and is up for renewal. His attempted filibuster began at 1:18 PM and ended at 11:49 PM, though it wasn't quite as long as a 13-hour speech he gave two years ago on the topic of drones and to delay voting on the nomination of John O. Brennan as the Director of the CIA. This time around, the presidential candidate spoke out against the bulk collection of phone records that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been allowed to do as part of the Patriot Act. The apparent strategy is to prevent Congress from passing legislation to either continue or reform parts of the Patriot Act before... Read more...
One of the best advantages of shopping online is that consumers, when it comes to most online retailers, do not have to pay sales tax. Of course, that could all change as the U.S. Congress has been looking into the issue of Internet taxes that encompass both online state sales taxes and online access taxes but for now, the debate is being postponed until 2015. On Tuesday, Senator Ron Wyden (Dem, OR) said that the government spending bill, which could be released as soon as Tuesday, will extend the ban on Internet taxes for a year. Senator Wyden co-wrote The Internet Tax Freedom Act that prohibits state and local governments from charging discriminatory internet-only taxes... Read more...