US weighing changes after allies object to spying

US weighing changes after allies object to spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with a flood of revelations about U.S. spying, President Barack Obama and key lawmakers say it’s time to look closely at surveillance programs that may have gone too far. The White House is considering ending eavesdropping on friendly foreign leaders, a senior administration official said. The administration tried to tamp down damage today from the months-long spying scandal – including the most recent disclosure that the National Security Agency had tapped the cellphone conversations of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. A final decision about listening in on allies has not been made, the senior official said

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