The National Security Agency collected Americans' email records -- account information and IP addresses -- for over a decade, the Guardian has reported. The collection did not include content of emails. Nicknamed Stellar Wind, the email-tracking program began after the 9/11 attacks in 2001 under President George W. Bush.The Obama Administration inherited the program and cancelled it in 2011.
On Monday, July 1st, interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans are scheduled to double from 3.4% to 6.8%. Senate leaders broke for a weeklong recess without striking a deal and now rates are set to increase. What's been keeping the Senate from coming up with a plan?