Bush authorized NSA to spy on Americans

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter put the &to=http://english.pravda.ru/war/2003/03/18/44603.html' target=_blank>Bush administration on notice Friday that his panel would hold hearings into a report that the government eavesdropped without warrants on people inside the United States.

"There is no doubt that this is inappropriate," said Specter, a Republican, calling hearings early next year "a very, very high priority." He wasn't alone in reacting harshly to the report. Sen. John McCain said the story about the National Security Agency's actions, first reported in Friday's New York Times, was troubling.

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