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2006-02-10 17:17:34

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - Most Americans believe a president should not be allowed to suspend constitutional guarantees in order to fight terrorism, a poll released on Friday said. The poll, taken for the American Bar Association in the wake of the controversy generated by President Bush's domestic spying program, found the public divided over whether government eavesdropping on personal communications could ever be justified. "As our poll shows, and legal scholars agree,...

2006-02-10 16:10:09

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Most Americans do not believe a president should be allowed to suspend constitutional guarantees to fight terrorism, according to a poll released on Friday. The poll, taken for the American Bar Association in the wake of the controversy generated by U.S. President George W. Bush's domestic spying program, found the public divided over whether government eavesdropping on personal communications could ever be justified. "While everyone agrees on the need for...

2006-02-10 15:25:00

CHICAGO -- Most Americans do not believe a president should be allowed to suspend constitutional guarantees to fight terrorism, according to a poll released on Friday. The poll, taken for the American Bar Association in the wake of the controversy generated by U.S. President George W. Bush's domestic spying program, found the public divided over whether government eavesdropping on personal communications could ever be justified. "While everyone agrees on the need for aggressive deterrence of...

2006-02-08 19:20:37

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House, under mounting political pressure in Congress, provided the full House of Representatives intelligence committee on Wednesday with new details about its domestic spying program and pledged to do the same in the Senate. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and deputy U.S. intelligence chief, Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, briefed the House panel for the first time on operational details of the National Security Agency program that...

2006-02-07 23:22:31

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday resisted bipartisan appeals for changes in a hotly disputed warrantless eavesdropping program, saying he believed "we have all the legal authority we need." Democrats and some Republicans have urged the Bush administration to work with Congress to revise a law already on the books in order to end questions about whether the spy program, initiated after the September 11, 2001 attacks, was constitutional....

2006-02-06 19:38:14

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales failed on Monday to convince the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and other lawmakers that President Bush had the legal authority to conduct warrantless eavesdropping against U.S. citizens. At a daylong Senate hearing, Gonzales doggedly defended the National Security Agency's surveillance of international phone calls and e-mails as an indispensable "early warning system" against terrorist...

2006-02-06 17:29:38

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic senators tangled on Monday with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over his defense of the Bush administration's electronic eavesdropping program, with one accusing him of skirting all questions relevant to the congressional probe. Gonzales called the National Security Agency surveillance of phone calls and e-mail without a warrant an indispensable "early warning system" against attacks, but skeptical senators, including some...

2006-02-06 14:27:49

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday defended the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program as an indispensable "early warning system" against attacks, denying accusations the White House had broken the law. "The terrorist surveillance program is necessary. It is lawful and it respects the civil liberties we all cherish," Gonzales told the Senate Judiciary Committee as Republican and Democratic members questioned the...

2006-02-06 11:51:36

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday strongly defended the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program as an indispensable "early warning system" against attacks, denying accusations the White House had broken the law. "The terrorist surveillance program is necessary. It is lawful and it respects the civil liberties we all cherish," Gonzales told the Senate Judiciary Committee as Republican and Democratic members questioned...

2006-02-05 16:27:06

By Jackie Frank and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration defended a domestic spying program on Sunday, saying it was tightly targeted only at people suspected of having ties to al Qaeda, but a Republican senator who is to lead hearings on it said he believes the White House acted outside the law. On the eve of what are expected to be highly combative Senate hearings on the domestic eavesdropping, Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, deputy director of intelligence,...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.