Both sides agree: the NSA must be curbed

In a political environment so divided along partisan lines, there’s one topic that seems to be bringing both sides to the same conclusion: the NSA.

Given that surprising new allegations of National Security Agency spying seem to pop up every day, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers has now decided that it might be a good idea to rein in America’s intelligence gathering behemoth. The Hill reports that Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) have collaborated on new legislation that would end the NSA’s bulk phone metadata collection program, would beef up barriers against targeting Americans for surveillance and would require the government to delete any data inadvertently scooped up from Americans who aren’t related to investigations during data mining operations.

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