CNN Evening News for Saturday, Dec 17, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.
(Washington: Kathleen Koch) President Bush’s admission that he authorized the National Security Agency to intercept the international communications of US citizens featured; details given of the debate over presidential powers. [BUSH - says it is a vital tool in our war against the terrorists; notes his reauthorization of the program many times since 9/11.] [Senator Bill FRIST – says he has been kept abreast of programs.] [Senator Russell FEINGOLD- maintains it is illegal.] [Representative Marty MEEHAN- blames the eavesdropping program for the Senate’s failure to pass the Patriot Act.] Bush’s plan to address the nation about Iraq on Sunday noted.
(Studio: Carol Lin) CNN coverage of Bush’s address outlined.
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