FISA Primer: Details of the Surveillance Bill

Congress just wrapped up a weekend session before summer recess, and one of the last bills it passed was an overhaul of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Tim Stark, a reporter for Congressional Quarterly, talks with Jackie Lyden about what exactly this legislation allows the president to do and how it expands the administration's powers to wiretap and eavesdrop.



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