Thursday, November 16, 2006

Republicans propose last-minute spy bill

Republicans propose last-minute spy bill

Anne Broache
Thursday, November 16, 2006

The outgoing Republican chairman of a key U.S. Senate committee has made a last-minute attempt at giving the Bush administration what he calls the necessary "resources" for carrying out its phone call and Internet surveillance within the law, but critics remain unconvinced.

In remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday afternoon, Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter marketed his new 11-page proposal as "a significant advance in protecting civil liberties." Once one of the few Republicans to question openly the legality of the National Security Agency's warrantless terrorist surveillance program, the veteran Pennsylvanian politician drew criticism this summer for endorsing a bill that would allow--but not require--the Bush administration to submit the operations for court review. More Here

Figures-and I am not even going to comment on the whole nursary rhyme police thing going on in England right now. My hubby has posted something about it on his blog and I'm sure he'll wax eloquent on it later on this evening.I just can't even read about it without feeling sick. I really think the average person living in China has more personal freedom and privacy than someone living in England. At least the Chinese don't have people shouting instructions out of speakers like something out of Teletubbie land.
-Tasha Rhodes Libertarian Tasha Adams Rhodes

Children's Minister Beverley Hughes is a freak .Tasha Rhodes Libertarian Girl and Libertarian Blogger

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