White House: Senate ‘Playing Chicken’ With NSA Spying Program

With U.S. senators no closer to reauthorizing the government's domestic surveillance program, the White House is sounding new warnings that the safety and security of Americans is being put at risk.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest Friday accused the Senate of "playing chicken" with the program, part of the Patriot Act passed after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Patriot Act expires June 1 and allows the National Security Agency to collect the phone records of U.S. citizens as part of its effort to uncover terrorist plots and prevent potential attacks. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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