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N.S.A.ís Intercepts Exceed Limits Set by Congress
The New York Times ^ | April 15, 2009 | By ERIC LICHTBLAU and JAMES RISEN

Posted on 04/15/2009 8:27:03 PM PDT by Stars&StripesNE

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews.

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KEYWORDS: bho44; bhonsa; nsa; obama; wiretapping
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Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in “overcollection” of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional.
1 posted on 04/15/2009 8:27:03 PM PDT by Stars&StripesNE
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To: Stars&StripesNE

Will there be outrage by the Dems? Will they scream about their civil liberties being infringed upon?

Don’t hold your breath. When 0 is in charge... it’s okay.


2 posted on 04/15/2009 8:30:05 PM PDT by Stars&StripesNE
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To: Stars&StripesNE

Barack did say he was going to end the threat of privacy...


3 posted on 04/15/2009 8:31:49 PM PDT by benjibrowder (I keep praying for hope and change, but I open my eyes and Obama is still President.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

Late night reading in the ‘family quarters’ at 1600 Penn Ave, Wash, DC.


4 posted on 04/15/2009 8:39:30 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

ACLU where are you?

Oh wait, its Obama, so you will just go back to protecting child molesters, Muslims, terrorist, atheist and anti-christians.


5 posted on 04/15/2009 8:51:17 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: Stars&StripesNE

“The agency believed that the congressman, whose identity could not be determined, was in contact — as part of a Congressional delegation to the Middle East in 2005 or 2006 — with an extremist who had possible terrorist ties and was already under surveillance”

oic


6 posted on 04/15/2009 8:52:33 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Stars&StripesNE
Must be trying to trap some of those Rightwing Extremists.
7 posted on 04/15/2009 8:52:56 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

I would bet that every email, Internet message and phone call of Americans is monitored, but by overseas signal stations for the US.


8 posted on 04/15/2009 8:53:11 PM PDT by conservativefromGa
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Narrow it down lol.


9 posted on 04/15/2009 8:53:52 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Stars&StripesNE
Hey, thats HOPE & CHANGE.

The Obama Fascists are taking names and making lists for their soon to be fored "GIVE" LAw funded neighborhood watches.

Bring it on fascists Zerobots. We are ready for ya!

10 posted on 04/15/2009 8:55:14 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ridicule, and derision. (member NRA)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

The truth is always there, in the article. You just have to look for it.

Here it is.

“new details are also emerging about earlier domestic-surveillance activities, including the agency’s attempt to wiretap a member of Congress, without court approval, on an overseas trip, current and former intelligence officials said.”


11 posted on 04/15/2009 8:55:28 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

No wonder Obama won’t let Pelosi and her thugs prosecute Bush et al. This is exactly what they want to go after Bush over and Obama’s NSA is doing it more illegally than Bush’s ever did. Too damn funny.


12 posted on 04/15/2009 8:56:13 PM PDT by adlucem (NObama)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

Doesn’t anyone have the intelligence to say that perhaps we have a helluva lot more terrorists, criminals and their supporters in the US than previously thought, which is why more wiretapps/intercepts were needed.

This is especially true with the growth of Mexican drug cartel gangs in the US (notice that they have their greatest strengths in Democrat Party controlled cities).

Obama and his administration are the enemies of America as much as those under surveillance. In fact, some of his political supporters might just show up in future trials, and I say this based on many decades of researching and investigating the Left and the PLO/jihadists.


13 posted on 04/15/2009 8:56:22 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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I would bet that every email, Internet message and phone call of Americans is monitored, but by overseas signal stations for the US.

Carnivore.

14 posted on 04/15/2009 8:56:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2

I have a few ideas as to who this could be...


15 posted on 04/15/2009 8:57:51 PM PDT by benjibrowder (I keep praying for hope and change, but I open my eyes and Obama is still President.)
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To: conservativefromGa

That’s not even physically possible.

But don’t let that stop you.


16 posted on 04/15/2009 9:00:24 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

Where’s the outrage?


17 posted on 04/15/2009 9:04:24 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: conservativefromGa

It’s felt by those in charge that recording phone calls, emails..etc is OK. Then if the need arises they can get a court order to actually pull up a call or email later.

If a phone call is recorded at Fort Meade but never listened to...was it actually a violation of privacy??


18 posted on 04/15/2009 9:05:01 PM PDT by Bobalu (McCain has been proven to be the rino flop I always thought he was.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Baghdad Bonior, or Jihad Jim McDermott?


19 posted on 04/15/2009 9:05:48 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

I hope,they enjoyed the jokes, I sent my friends.


20 posted on 04/15/2009 9:08:25 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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