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Senators Won't Grill Phone Companies

Following up on Cafferty: "A last-minute deal Tuesday with Vice President Cheney averted a possible confrontation between the Senate Judiciary Co

Following up on Cafferty:
"A last-minute deal Tuesday with Vice President Cheney averted a possible confrontation between the Senate Judiciary Committee and U.S. telephone companies about the National Security Agency's database of customer calling records.

The deal was announced by Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., the committee chairman, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. They said Cheney, who plays a key role supervising NSA counterterrorism efforts, promised that the Bush administration would consider legislation proposed by Specter that would place a domestic surveillance program under scrutiny of a special federal court....read on"

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