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Is collecting phone records an outrage?
A few weeks ago, the Obama administration found itself under attack from Republicans as well as journalists for its handling of an investigation of a leak to the Associated Press about an al-Qaida operation. It seems the Justice Department had gone to court to secretly obtain the records of all calls on some 20 phone lines used by AP reporters, allowing the FBI to know whom the reporters had been in communication with over several weeks.
June 12, 2013