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Senator Dodd's Speech on FISA

Senator Christopher Dodd gave this speech on the Senate floor on December 17, 2007, during a hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. He argues that companies have violated their customers' privacy rights in handing over information to the government without warrants and that they should not be granted immunity.

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Intelligence on Iran Still Lacking

Authors: Lionel Beehner and Greg Bruno

Iran’s alleged meddling in Iraq and Afghanistan and its defiance of orders to halt uranium enrichment have drawn sharp criticism from the west. Amid the rhetoric some analysts and policy makers continue to question the quality and credibility of Washington’s intelligence on Tehran, while a new National Intelligence Estimate adds to the uncertainty.

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