us: Cheney Pushes for Permanent Warrantless Wiretapping Power

Storm clouds are roiling anew over Washington this week as the impending expiration of the Protect America Act brings surveillance legislation to the forefront of congressional attention once again.Not least among the rumbles of thunder was an address delivered Wednesday by Vice President Dick Cheney at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, in which he urged Congress to make permanent changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 that were only temporarily provided last summer by the Protect America Act, which is set to expire next week.

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