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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Not Exactly Frost/Nixon

I tweeted some of the Obama interview on Charlie Rose show last night but here's full NYT report on what he said about the two key issues I've been following most closely, Syria intervention and NSA snooping.  One tidbit I noted:  Rose twice asks Obama if the FISA court has EVER turned down a request--he refused to answer but remarks make clear answer is No.

"The White House hoped to use the interview to calm concerns about the surveillance programs, and Mr. Obama emphasized that intelligence agencies were not listening in on Americans’ telephone calls without court orders. A new CNN/ORC International poll suggested that many Americans were uncomfortable with his handling of surveillance, and in the wake of several recent controversies, his approval rating had slipped to 45 percent from 53 percent."

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