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Some lawmakers say don't worry about Big Brother listening too closely

Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) (left) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) (left) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVB) - The President has felt compelled to take to the airwaves to assure everyone that a surveillance program that captures the origination point and destination of all calls made in the U.S. is not invading anyone’s personal space, not unless you regularly talk to terrorists. It was a program set up after 9-11 by the George Bush White House and continued by Homeland Security ever since to identify possible terrorists in the U.S.

Republican Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan says it’s worked. But still people are skeptical and West Michigan Congressmen Justin Amash and Bill Huizenga questioned its legality at a forum in Grand Rapids  President Obama says the existence of this program should be no surprise to anyone in Congress.  

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