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Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox is a staff correspondent for National Journal. Previously she was an associate editor at U.S. News and World Report, where she covered Congress, immigration, gun policy and politics. Her work has also appeared in the Atlantic, Salon, Bustle and more. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 where she served as the Managing Editor of the school's paper the Oregon Daily Emerald.
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Senate Passes NSA Reform Bill

June 2, 2015 Rand Paul's stand against the National Security Agency is finally winding down—and Mitch McConnell failed to convince his caucus to support him on a last-ditch effort to eke out even a small victory in a battle over government surveillance that has consumed Capitol Hill for the better part of two...

Senate Advances Bill to Limit NSA Spying, Restore Patriot Act

June 2, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Rand Paul's stand against the National Security Agency is finally winding down. The Senate took a major step forward Tuesday toward passing comprehensive surveillance reform and reviving the lapsed spy provisions of the Patriot Act, easily clearing a procedural hurdle that could allow the final legislation to be voted on...

Here’s What the Senate is Planning to Do About NSA Spying

May 21, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Mitch McConnell is out of easy choices, and he's almost out of time. On June 1, the portion of the Patriot Act that authorized the National Security Agency's bulk data-collection program is set to expire. McConnell had hoped Congress would reauthorize Section 215 and leave the program intact, arguing that...

Sen. Bob Corker Is 'Shocked' by How Little Data the NSA Is Collecting

May 13, 2015 As the deadline to reauthorize the bulk-data-collection program rapidly approaches, Republican Sen. Bob Corker says that an administration-led classified briefingTuesday afternoon recalibrated the debate. Not only does Corker support the National Security Agency's metadata program, he is now seriously concerned that it collects too little data to actually be effective....

Sen. Corker: NSA Should Do Far More with Your Phone Data

May 13, 2015 As the deadline to reauthorize the bulk-data-collection program rapidly approaches, Republican Sen. Bob Corker says that an administration-led classified briefing Tuesday afternoon recalibrated the debate. Not only does Corker support the National Security Agency's metadata program, he is now seriously concerned that it collects too little data to actually be...

This Senator Is 'Shocked' by How Little Data NSA Is Collecting

May 13, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the deadline to reauthorize the bulk-data-collection program rapidly approaches, Republican Sen. Bob Corker says that an administration-led classified briefing Tuesday afternoon recalibrated the debate. Not only does Corker support the National Security Agency's metadata program, he is now seriously concerned that it collects too little data to actually be...

McConnell Refuses to Budge on Patriot Act After Court Ruling Imperils NSA Spying

May 7, 2015 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday delivered a forceful defense of the National Security Agency's mass-surveillance powers, a salvo that came just hours after a federal appeals court ruled the agency's bulk collection of U.S. call records illegal. McConnell criticized bipartisan legislation that would reform several aspects of NSA...

Hillary Clinton Just Told Immigration Activists What They Wanted to Hear

May 6, 2015 The immigrant community has been at the center of so many campaign stump speeches. And in recent years, after the election balloons have deflated, the same Latino voters who turned up to vote are left standing without the comprehensive immigration reform package they were promised. It happened with President Obama,...

In Senate GOP's Iran Standoff, the Rebels Are Losing

May 5, 2015 A pair of rebellious foreign policy hawks is on one side, and the party establishment is on the other. In the battle for Senate GOP hearts and minds on a carefully crafted Iran review bill, the establishment appears to be winning. Many Republicans are ready to rebuff freshman Sens. Tom...

Humanitarian Groups Say It Is Time For Obama to Acknowledge More Civilian Deaths in Drone Strikes

April 28, 2015 Mamana Bibi was picking produce from her garden in North Waziristan, a remote, tribal corner of Pakistan, when her family says they watched a drone strike kill their 68 year-old grandmother. The case was chronicled by Amnesty International in 2013 as part of the advocacy group's campaign to raise awareness...