kdawson from the running-scared-of-being-called-soft-on-terrism dept.
EllisDees sends in a Washington Post report that Senate Republicans have outmaneuvered Democrats, who withdrew a more stringent version of legislation to control the government's domestic surveillance program. The legislation that will go forward includes a grant of legal immunity to telecommunications companies that have assisted the program.
"If there isn't a population problem, why is the government putting cancer in
-- the elder Steptoe, c. 1970