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PostSubject: Senate Votes to expand wiretapping bill   Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:19 pm

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The Senate bowed to White House pressure last night and passed a Republican plan for overhauling the federal government's terrorist surveillance laws, approving changes that would temporarily give U.S. spy agencies expanded power to eavesdrop on foreign suspects without a court order.

The 60 to 28 vote, which was quickly denounced by civil rights and privacy advocates, came after Democrats in the House failed to win support for more modest changes that would have required closer court supervision of government surveillance. Earlier in the day, President Bush threatened to hold Congress in session into its scheduled summer recess if it did not approve the changes he wanted.

The legislation, which is expected to go before the House today, would expand the government's authority to intercept without a court order the phone calls and e-mails of people in the United States who are communicating with people overseas.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/03/AR2007080302296.html?wpisrc=newsletter

Another example of how our government seems to think it's doing everything for our protection when it's simply breaking the law.

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PostSubject: Re: Senate Votes to expand wiretapping bill   Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:28 am

This is already unconstitutional as it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Senate Votes to expand wiretapping bill   Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:03 am

Hardly anything about our corrupt and terrible excuse for a Congress today surprises me.

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