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Unbowed, Foes Of Spying Program Vow To Fight On

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Opponents of the National Security Agency's collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records insist they will press ahead with their challenge to the massive surveillance program after a narrow defeat in the House. Opponents of the National Security Agency's collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records insist they will press ahead with their challenge to the massive surveillance program after a narrow defeat in the House.
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Opponents of the National Security Agency's collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records insist they will press ahead with their challenge to the massive surveillance program after a narrow defeat in the House.

Furious lobbying and last-minute pleas ensured victory for the Obama administration as the House voted 217-205 on Wednesday to spare the NSA program.

Unbowed, the libertarian-leaning conservatives, tea partyers and liberal Democrats who led the fight say they will try to undo a program they call an unconstitutional intrusion on civil liberties.

The showdown vote marked the first chance for lawmakers to take a stand on the secret surveillance program since former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden leaked classified documents that spelled out the monumental scope of the government's activities.

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