Bush Drops Veto Threat on Congressional Spy Bill


Spurred by a litany of concerns about the Bush administration’s use of its intelligence agencies, the House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday which significantly expands Congress’ role in managing the intelligence community. Naturally, they did so over the objections of those rascals in the White House, who went so far as to threaten to veto the bill if the many offending provisions weren’t removed. Because we really think quite highly of you, we’ve gone ahead and summarized some of the specific provisions the White House opposes and excerpted their stated explanations for doing so:

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