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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: Kelly O’Donnell) The debate over the renewal of the Patriot Act featured; details given of Democrats’ offer of a short-term extension and of the resignation of Judge James Robertson from the court that oversees government wiretaps to protest President Bush’s domestic spying program. [BUSH – says the terrorist threat is not going to expire.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY- says our goal is to mend it or extend it, not end it.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN – says Senate Democrats are putting politics above our nation’s security.] [Historian Michael BESCHLOSS- says the spying program could last.]
- Williams, Brian;
- O’Donnell, Kelly
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