NSA bill performs a Patriot Act
A bill radically redefining and expanding the government's ability to eavesdrop and search the houses of U.S. citizens without court approval passed a key Senate committee Wednesday, and may be voted on by the full Senate as early as next week.
By a 10-8 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved SB2453, the National Security Surveillance Act, which was co-written by committee's chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania) in concert with the White House.
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