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US lawmakers defy Bush on wiretap bill

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February 13, 2008
Homeland Security News
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“US lawmakers defied a warning from US President George W. Bush Wednesday to reach a quick decision and agreed to debate a controversial wiretapping law for three more weeks.

With the current legislation set to expire on Friday, Bush had pushed for the House of Representatives to follow the Senate’s example and pass a new text this week authorizing the tapping of foreign telephone calls and emails.” (AFP)