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A "senior law enforcement official" has told ABC News that the government, in trying to root out confidential sources, is tracking the phone numbers the news organization calls Maybe we should just start calling him George "Big Brother" Bush Update: An official acknowledges its "backtracking" of journalists' phone records .

The Gravest Assault on Privacy in U.S. History

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Late coming to the story about the NSA's massive telephone record collection program? The Washington Post does a 360-degree report.

  • Neither Bush nor his aides denied any facts in the original USA Today story.
  • Senate Intel Chair Pat Roberts wants to shoot the messenger (USA Today).
  • Bush's pick for CIA chief, Gen. Michael Hayden, oversaw this program at the NSA, a fact that guarantees fireworks at his confirmation hearing.
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