In defense of spying Attorney General Alberto Gonzales insisted
Monday that President Bush is fully empowered to eavesdrop on Americans without warrants as part of the war on terror. He exhorted Congress not to end or tinker with the program.11:00 a.m.
Is FISA sufficient? President Bush has faced a lot of criticism over his administration's domestic spying activities. The chief complaint is that it never sought warrants through the so-called FISA court. But the FISA system itself has faced other criticisms, particularly from defense attorneys.12:06 p.m.
Tom Maertens: Tom Maertens is retired from his role as the number two counterterrorism official at the State Department.