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Congress votes against curbing NSA surveillance authority




An effort to curb the amount of phone surveillance by the NSA failed 217-205 vote in Congress yesterday.
An effort to curb the amount of phone surveillance by the NSA failed 217-205 vote in Congress yesterday.
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An effort to curb the amount of phone surveillance by the NSA failed in Congress yesterday. That's despite the initial public outcry that happened when the program was first revealed.

The 217-205 vote was also the first real test of political sentiment for the NSA's activities. For more we're joined by Phil Ewing, defense editor at POLITICO