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Obama's pledge to boost oversight of NSA surveillance draws scrutiny

Posted on AllSides August 10th, 2013
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President Obama's pledge to work with Congress on "appropriate reforms" for parts of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs came under scrutiny Friday from some Republicans and skeptical Democrats.
Surveillance programs that allow the government to collect basic information about phone calls and email communications have been under scrutiny since NSA leaker Edward Snowden revealed classified programs in June. The government has defended these programs as necessary to prevent terror attacks.

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