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Terrorism / Patriot Act / Domestic Spying #814448

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 21, 2005
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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.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
O’Donnell, Kelly
Duration:
00:03:00

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