January 16, 2014


Obama Will Ask Congress to Decide Fate of NSA Program

President Obama "is expected to announce some new limits on the National Security Agency program that collects billions of Americans' phone records, but he will call on Congress to help determine the program's future, according to current and former officials familiar with the administration's plans," the Washington Post reports.

"Obama has concluded that the program has value as a counterterrorism tool, the officials said, but is also confronting difficult political realities. The program's sweeping nature has prompted serious privacy concerns, and a divided Congress is unlikely to renew it when the law underpinning the program expires next year."

Meanwhile, the New York Times looks at Obama's journey from critic of the nation's spying program to its overseer.










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