From the New York Times:
WASHINGTON, May 1 — Senior Bush administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that they could not pledge that the administration would continue to seek warrants from a secret court for a domestic wiretapping program, as it agreed to do in January.
Rather, they argued that the president had the constitutional authority to decide for himself whether to conduct surveillance without warrants.
And, the Washington Post assures us that Chimpy can always make things worse:
The Bush administration is urging Congress to pass a law that would halt dozens of lawsuits charging phone companies with invading ordinary citizens’ privacy through a post-Sept. 11 warrantless surveillance program.
(A note from nonnie: Don’t know if the site is temporarily screwy, but the poster is alternately bigger and smaller when i preview it. Here is the large version just in case)