Comments for: Senate renews controversial surveillance bill

Posted Dec. 28, 2012, at 8:43 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Congress approved a measure Friday that would renew expansive U.S. surveillance authority for five more years, rejecting objections from senators who are concerned the legislation does not adequately protect Americans’ privacy. The bill passed the Senate, 73 to 23. Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe both voted …

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