Bush: FISA renewal an 'urgent priority'

Is President Bush's push for new surveillance legislation with telco immunity included losing some steam? Bush yesterday acted as though it was, summoning what The New York Times described as some of his strongest language yet on the issue in yet another demand the Congress pass his favored version of the legislation.

Bush called renewal of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act an "urgent priority" and added that it was "dangerous, very dangerous" for the new act to be delayed. Yet, the further away we get from the Feb. 15 deadline for dis-continuation of the old law, the stronger and more confident Bush's opponents on the issue seem to become.

For more:
- see this story at The New York Times

Related article:
- The Senate already approved a new FISA with telco immunity included

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