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It was five years ago when images of Wisconsin Dells-area lake homes crumbling into a torrent of water flashed across American TV screens. YouTube image.

Cong. Sensenbrenner -Patriot Act author - says NSA surveillance goes too far; Assembly votes to uphold new laws in dispute, more state news

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WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner - who wrote the U.S.A. Patriot Act soon after 9-11 - said the secret surveillance of Americans' phone records goes way beyond what the law intended.

A British newspaper uncovered a court order this week that requires Verizon to turn over records of all landline and mobile calls made by its U.S. customers on a daily basis.

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