Democrats likely to relax stance on wiretaps

Tuesday, 9 October 2007, 2:26 PM EST

Two months after vowing to roll back broad new wiretapping powers won by the Bush administration, congressional Democrats appear ready to make concessions that could extend some of the key powers granted to the National Security Agency.

Bush administration officials say they are confident they will win approval of the broadened wiretapping authority that they secured temporarily in August as Congress rushed toward recess, and some Democratic officials admit they may not come up with the votes to rein in the administration.

At Mercury News.

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