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Greater Oversight Given to Spy Program

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Greater Oversight Given to Spy Program

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Greater Oversight Given to Spy Program

Greater Oversight Given to Spy Program

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House Democrats move ahead with legislation that would provide more oversight of the government's spying program. Under the new bill, the government could still eavesdrop on conversations without a warrant, but would need approval from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court if the communications involve someone in the United States, or a U.S. citizen. It comes despite strong objections from President Bush and House Republicans, who want to keep the warrant-less surveillance provisions that Congress passed in August.