A Half-Century of Spying on U.S. Citizens
Washington, D.C.This mornings revelation of spying on Americans by the National Security Agency caused an uproar in the Senate, with members demanding an explanation from President Bush. The Senate then refused to authorize the extension of certain sections of the USA Patriot Act because the sections endangered civil liberties.
The New York Times on Friday said Bush authorized the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the U.S. in a search for terrorist activitywithout court-approved warrants. Usually, warrants are usually required for domestic spying.
But there are other examples of intelligence agencies breaking the law to spy on Americans inside the U.S.:
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