Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Why did phone-records bill 'disappear'?

Might there be a connection between the apparent "disappearance" of legislation that would protect private telephone records and news that two ABC television reporters have been told that their cell-phone calling patterns are being monitored by the government.

It's only two dots, but …

On Friday, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., was asking pointed questions in a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert regarding the "mysterious disappearance" earlier this month of legislation that would stop the sale of private telephone records over the Internet. The bill, which had cleared the Energy and Commerce Committee with unanimous bipartisan support, had been slated for an airing before the full House May 2.


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