A few hours before the deadline for the controversial spying program expires, the US Senate convenes for a special session.
US Senator Rand Paul wants to prevent the extension of the Patrot Act. And he wants to be president, too. (Archive photo) Photo: ap
A few hours before the deadline for the controversial spy programs, the U.S. Senate is struggling to find a solution for the future surveillance work of the intelligence agency NSA. Senators will convene for a special session on Sunday afternoon (10 p.m. German time). The authority to collect telephone data en masse – the so-called Patriot Act – expires at midnight local time.