I-495 Closure Update



WDEL Blog: Allan Loudell

NSA phone records collection will persist as contentious issue

The U.S. House of Representatives rejects an amendment to curb the National Security Agency's mass collection of phone records.

But the vote was sufficiently close (217--205) to ensure that this issue will not fade. It also united tea party and libertarian types with liberals/progressives. Not surprisingly, Delaware's lone U.S. House member - John Carney - voted with the "establishment" to defeat the amendment to curtail the NSA's bulk collection of phone call records.


You can hear my interview with POLITICO's Deputy Congressional Editor -- Dan Berman...



Audio Here



From The Los ANGELES TIMES...


http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-congress-nsa-20130725,0,6938891.story

Posted at 6:37am on July 25, 2013 by Allan Loudell

<- Back to all Allan Loudell posts



Comments on this post:

Mike
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 10:09am
Disappointed, but not surprised, by Carney's vote.

mrpizza
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 2:31pm
Better stop the NSA before it gets tied in to the IRS and the Obama health care scheme. All these ingredients together are a perfect recipe for totalitarian dictatorship.

kavips
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 5:33pm
I just had to laugh a little at the headline which states it will continue as a contentious issue.

Then I see only two comments, kind of both amounting to little more than a "yep..." I guess it is not too contentious after all.. :)

mrpizza
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 9:33pm
I guess Bill Smith/Mark Rice has ended his reign of terror for the time being. Sure has been kinda boring without him.

Dunmore
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 7:48am
I wouldn't read too much into this particular vote. The NSA, and every other government agency, will do what it wants to anyway, and the politicians know that. I see this vote as a symbol for either "I'm against big government" or "I'm for protecting the nation's security" - depends on who you are running against in the next election.

mrpizza
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 9:28pm
Yep. Can't argue with Dunmore on that one.

kavips
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 2:44pm
If we cut the budget out from under the NSA the economic consequences would be huge. Particularly among the myriads of private contractors.


Add your comment:
Attention: In an attempt to promote a level of civility and personal responsibility in blog discussions, we now require you to be a member of the WDEL Members Only Group in order to post a comment. Your Members Only Group username and password are required to process your post.

You can join the WDEL Members Only Group for free by clicking here.
If you are already a member but have forgotten your username or password, please click here.

Please register your post with your WDEL Members Only Group username and password below.
Username:
Password:
Comment:
 










Copyright © 2014, Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.   Terms of Use.
WDEL Statement of Equal Employment Opportunity and Outreach