NSA's Internet Spying May Prompt Belated Lawmaker Backlash

By Allison Grande (June 7, 2013, 9:13 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama insisted Friday that the government's secret surveillance of phone records and Internet activities has sufficient oversight and congressional support, but attorneys expect that public pressure will convince lawmakers to turn a more skeptical eye to a program they have been quick to back in the past.

Responding to a question posed at the end of a speech he gave in California on the Affordable Care Act, the president staunchly defended classified National Security Agency phone and Internet surveillance programs that were revealed in recently leaked documents, saying the efforts were carried out with the full knowledge and backing...

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