Turkey declares a state of emergency and arrests thousands after a failed coup. Donald Trump suggests he'd put conditions on protecting NATO allies. And Russia loses an appeal in a sports doping case. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
The Senate considers major revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that would expand government powers while adding certain privacy safeguards. A look at the debate over authorizing broader warrants and immunity for Telecom companies.
- Sen. Arlen Specter U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
- Suzanne Spaulding served as executive director of the congressionally-mandated National Commission on Terrorism; former minority staff director for House intelligence committee; former assistant general counsel at the CIA
- Patrick Philbin former associate deputy attorney general (2003-2005) who oversaw Justice Department national security functions including electronic surveillance applications under the FISA statute; former deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel (2001-2003)
- Caroline Fredrickson director of the Washington legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union
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