Government braces for coming changes to NSA powers

wochit politics
July 31, 2013 AT 2:02 PM
President Barack Obama's national security team argued to keep its sweeping domestic surveillance powers intact, even as it acknowledged some limitations appear inevitable. Facing unexpectedly harsh opposition from both parties over its once-secret program capable of sweeping up the phone records of every American, the Obama administration said it wanted to work with lawmakers who seemed intent on putting limits on that authority.