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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 05:41 PM
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Democratic U.S. lawmakers defied bushitler on Thursday
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. lawmakers defied President George W. Bush on Thursday and moved ahead with an anti-terror spy bill that allows lawsuits against telephone companies that participated in his warrantless surveillance program after the September 11 attacks.

As the Democratic-led House of Representatives prepared to vote on the measure on Thursday, Bush denounced it as inadequate and urged the chamber to pass the Senate version of the bill, saying these companies deserved praise, not punishment.

About 40 civil suits have been filed accusing AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc and Sprint Nextel Corp of violating the privacy rights of law-abiding Americans swept up in the electronic surveillance of phone calls and e-mails.

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