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Senator spews forth legislation that would institutionalize the government tracking Americans daily
"I feel I have an obligation to do everything I can to keep this country safe. So put that in your pipe and smoke it," Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told reporters in June.
But if Senator Feinstein has her way, the Constitution's obstacles to "fighting terrorism" will be pushed and the NSA will be dramatically re-envisioned as an agency who is largely tasked with spending billions of American taxpayer dollars spying on law-abiding Americans.
Top Democrats pushed back Tuesday against a federal judge’s ruling that the NSA’s phone-records collection program violates privacy rights, asking for higher courts to quickly get involved and bring legal certainty to the murky world of intelligence gathering.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said Judge Richard J. Leon’s decision, released Monday, contradicts a secret intelligence court that has upheld the National Security Agency’s phone program 35 times, and contradicts a federal court in California that said the program doesn’t infringe on privacy.
Judge Leon ordered the NSA to stop collecting information on two plaintiffs in the case before him, though he stayed his own order to give the Obama administration a chance to appeal.
But Mrs. Feinstein and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said Judge Leon’s decision is an outlier.
The White House was mostly mum, [u]but President Obama’s nominee to be the next top attorney at the CIA, Caroline Krass, said she also disagreed with Judge Leon.
reply to post by SimonPeter
So you ACTUALLY believe that Bush did "all he could" to defy the corporate, global elite?
The dude is a Texas oil man with family ties directly to Nazi Germany.
Please dont tell me you believe or have faith in one god damned word that comes out of this loser puppets mouth....
You saw his lips moving, right? Then you know hes lying.
I thought the dems were against the patriot act,,,
So why did Obama extend it?
The NSA is just proof of their true beliefs.
... civil liberties must be respected."
If Obama concedes these things, why isnt he giving Ed Snowden a patriots medal?