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Politics Breaking News: Obama Confers With Democrats on Capitol Hill

by Wochit 1:06 mins

President Barack Obama focused on "jobs, middle class, growth" in a Capitol Hill meeting with Democrats on pressing issues ranging from immigration and spending to the rising crescendo of questions about the new health care law. As Congress increasingly scrutinizes U.S. surveillance programs, the government released declassified documents on the mass collection of telephone data in a rare glimpse into the world of intelligence gathering. The U.S. Director of National Intelligence released three declassified documents that authorized and explained the bulk collection of telephone data, one of the surveillance programs revealed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Egypt's military-backed government has ordered the police to break up the sit-in protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, saying they pose an "unacceptable threat" to national security.

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