Sanders is proposing a bill to end open-ended court orders allowing for data mining by the NSA and the FBI. The bill would require the government to provide reason of suspicion before searching and examining documents or records.
Sanders says he believes this will be a good balance between personal privacy and national security.
"I think it is wrong for the government to be storing phone records on virtually every single American when the vast majority, 99.9 percent, have nothing to do with terrorism. So, we want to be vigorous in going after al-Qaida, no question about it. But we can do it in a way that does not undermine the basic constitutional rights that make us a free country," said Sanders, I-Vermont.
Sanders voted against the USA Patriot Act when it was first passed in 2001.
Wednesday, March 12 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-03-12 13:27:09 GMT
Vermont State Police say they caught a woman with more than $40,000 worth of items that she allegedly stole. Donna Ditchkus, 51, now faces charges in a number of burglaries across southern Vermont. SheMore >>
Vermont State Police say they caught a woman with more than $40,000 worth of items that she allegedly stole.More >>
Wednesday, March 12 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-03-12 13:58:12 GMT
Author Tyler Mason visited the Morning Show to talk about his book on Vermont life and culture. Mason described the book as "a way of life." Deep Within: Stories of a Faded History is sold on Amazon.More >>
Author Tyler Mason visited the Morning Show to talk about his book on Vermont life and culture.More >>
Wednesday, March 12 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-03-12 13:23:28 GMT
"You know, people say you might not need it, which is true, but this way you get a choice. I don't have to go out tomorrow," said Lorinda Henry of Milton. Henry says she hit the grocery stores TuesdayMore >>
Parts of Vermont could get up to 24 inches of snow in the coming storm. And VTrans officials are warning drivers they may not be able to keep up with the storm rolling in Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, March 12 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-03-12 13:24:10 GMT
A St. George man is behind bars accused of stealing from an elderly South Burlington woman. 43-year-old Craig Dubuque was arrested for the alleged financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Police sayMore >>
A St. George man is behind bars accused of stealing from an elderly South Burlington woman.More >>
Wednesday, March 12 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-03-12 13:24:50 GMT
The Vermont Senate has loosened restrictions on the state's medical marijuana dispensaries. The bill passed Tuesday allows an unlimited number of qualified Vermonters to access medical marijuana -- removing theMore >>
The Vermont Senate has loosened restrictions on the state's medical marijuana dispensaries.More >>