Yer damn straight he is.
Los Angeles Times
Obama to seek greater Patriot Act oversight, curbs on phone data collection
Los Angeles Times | August 9, 2013 | 11:59 AM
In a major policy shift, President Obama today will call on Congress to make changes to the Patriot Act to increase oversight and will order the release of classified legal rulings that authorize government surveillance.
Responding in part to leaks by former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden, Obama also is considering proposals to restrict the secret collection of Americans' telephone calling records and create a public advocate in the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, according to senior administration officials.
Obama will detail the proposals at a White House press conference a day before he heads to Martha's Vineyard for a family holiday.
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