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The Snowman
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Senate approves measure to renew controversial surveillance

Congress approved a measure Friday that would renew expansive U.S. surveillance authority for five more years, rejecting objections from senators who are concerned the legislation does not adequately protect Americans’ privacy.

The bill passed the Senate 73 to 23. The House approved it in September and President Obama is expected to sign it before the current authority expires on Monday

The lopsided Senate vote authorized a continuation of the government’s ability to eavesdrop on communications inside the United States involving foreign citizens without obtaining a specific warrant for each case. The surveillance has been credited with exposing several plots against U.S. targets, but also drawn fire from civil liberties advocates

»www.washingtonpost.com/world/nat···ory.html



StuartMW
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I'm shocked I tell ya, shocked!

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The Snowman
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an a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you as well..........an of course to everyone else at the forum.



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said by The Snowman:

Congress approved a measure Friday that would renew expansive U.S. surveillance authority for five more years ...The bill passed the Senate 73 to 23. ... The House approved it in September and President Obama is expected to sign it ...

Which means both parties are up to their eyeballs in "owning responsibility" for this. Government intrusiveness is the one thing that always seems to cross party lines...
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