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President Obama faces new questions on civil liberties after obtaining phone records

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Revelations that the Obama administration has been utilizing a domestic surveillance program to secretly obtain phone records of average Americans reignited a vociferous debate on Thursday over whether the government is overreaching into civil liberties in the name of national security. The all-Democratic Massachusetts congressional delegation, which has been near-unanimous in its opposition to the government program that allows for such phone record monitoring, was harshly critical of their party’s standard bearer.

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