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Proposed Surveillance Powers Stall FISA Update

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Proposed Surveillance Powers Stall FISA Update

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Proposed Surveillance Powers Stall FISA Update

Proposed Surveillance Powers Stall FISA Update

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Congress is struggling to update the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act before leaving town for a monthlong recess.

The Bush administration wants to allow the attorney general to order secret surveillance of foreign terrorism suspects without going through the FISA court.

Democrats are reluctant to give such power to any attorney general, let alone the incumbent.

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