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Udall: Time To End NSA 'Status Quo'

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Udall conceded that the President's advisory panel on surveillance did not find any abuse within the NSA, but the senator still argued for surveillance reform.

"There has been no abuse. But the potential for abuse is always there, and Americans have always erred on the side of protecting our privacy," he said. "The heart of our belief in freedom is the freedom to be left alone, and part of that freedom to be left alone is privacy."