March 14, 2008

House Approves New Eavesdropping Rules

The president's main objection is that the bill does not protect from
lawsuits the telecommunications companies that allowed the government
to eavesdrop on their customers without a court's permission after the
Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. White House spokesman Tony Fratto
called the measure a "political ploy" designed to give Democrats cover
for their failure to grant full retroactive immunity to the telecom

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