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Obama preparing intelligence-reform package
Maine Sunday Telegram, by Christi Parsons

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 1/5/2014 3:19:49 AM

WASHINGTON — President Obama is preparing a package of intelligence reforms that will probably put a public advocate for the first time in the secret court that approves surveillance practices and remove a controversial telephone records database from direct government control, aides said. With plans to unveil the changes days before the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, (snip) Obama, who vowed to study the panel’s report during his two-week holiday in Hawaii, plans to meet with his national security team and outside experts to finalize his reforms after he returns to Washington on Sunday. Aides said he wants

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The most transparent administration in American history - period. Yeah, uh-huh. I trust them. cough...er...choke!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/5/2014 5:12:35 AM     (No. 9680046)

I seriously doubt Obama read anything because he would have no understanding of the mumbo jumbo legalese something like this is written in.He´ll find something out when he reads the teleprompter but that´s it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/5/2014 6:23:01 AM     (No. 9680072)

What good is a public advocate when Barry will only appoint another rabid libtard? Obviously, this public advocate would be for show.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/5/2014 12:09:50 PM     (No. 9680571)

He really should announce ´his´ new plan for NSA law breaking at some other time. I think that approximately 9 people will watch the SOTU.

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