"There will be clearly people that will challenge this," a leading advocate says.
The move likely ensures the information-sharing bill will get the president's desk soon.
Marco Rubio co-wrote an op-ed calling for more "lawful intelligence tools."
The controversial surveillance program was shut down under the USA Freedom Act.
"Now is not the time to sacrifice our national security for political talking points," he said.
He has injected substance and purpose to the presidential campaign.
There appears to be a major shift in surveillance and counterterror policies on the horizon.
Without it, the baseline for any future legislation would have been expansive NSA power.
He may not have much choice but to go along with NSA reformers due to a condensed calendar.
Christie also urged lawmakers to reauthorize the Patriot Act.
"My preference is always to actually get legislation passed," Obama said.
Minor changes to the nation’s spying laws aren’t earning plaudits from civil libertarians.
The NSA reportedly "swept up" communications between Israeli officials and U.S. lawmakers.
"All indicators look positive," says House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul.
Debate will continue over impact of the program's shutdown on national security.
Civil liberties advocates want to bring to light a legal opinion that could upend the security...
The court is simply following what the USA Freedom Act says.
The only question now is how far the 2016 hopeful will go to kill the law.
There is virtually no privacy left in America.
The 2016 hopeful is speaking out against "a direct violation of the fourth amendment."
Seven groups wrote a letter to congressional leaders supporting the USA Freedom Act.
“I'm not willing to lay over and play dead on trade.” the Senate minority leader said.
Military infrastructure is vulnerable to cyberattacks, said Ashton Carter.
Rubio drew the ire of Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) by defending surveillance programs.