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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:01 PM
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Republican Senators Divided Over US Surveillance Program
Republican Senators Disagree on US Surveillance Program

By VOA News
20 August 2006

A senator from President Bush's Republican Party says the president overstepped his authority by ordering an anti-terrorist program to monitor international phone calls without court orders.

Senator Chuck Hagel from the state of Nebraska was asked about the eavesdropping program on Fox television Sunday, after a U.S. court declared the program was unconstitutional.

Another Republican senator, John McCain, defended the plan, saying there is no one who believes the government should not have the authority to perform such wiretapping.

Speaking to NBC television, McCain stressed the need for surveillance operations, following the recent discovery of a plot in Britain to bomb flights to the United States.

http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-08-20-voa22.cfm
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:10 PM
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1. No one is saying the government
doesn't have the right to have surveillance programs. Just get the damned warrant first! There are provisions for emergencies in the law too, they just need to report it in 72hrs. Me thinks they don't want to be saying who they are spying upon is all. McCain could be just as bad as * if he gets in.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:34 PM
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5. NO KIDDING. WTF do people think "Unwarranted" MEANS?
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infogirl Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:14 PM
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2. yep and remember...
you are dealing with someone who was kept a prisoner for 7 years! That has to have an effect on you....
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:16 PM
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3. What? He wants to make us all p