Obama tries to strike balance with new surveillance rules

nsaflag2President Obama likely went too far for some and not far enough for others Friday when he ordered the end to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records. He also barred eavesdropping on leaders of allied countries. “In our rush to respond to very real and novel threats, the risks of government overreach – the possibility that we lose some of our core liberties in pursuit of security – became more pronounced,” Obama said.