USA Today to AQ: OK to use BellSouth, Verizon

They’re eating shinola on their NSA data-mining story from last month:

Based on its reporting after the May 11 article, USA TODAY has now concluded that while the NSA has built a massive domestic calls record database involving the domestic call records of telecommunications companies, the newspaper cannot confirm that BellSouth or Verizon contracted with the NSA to provide bulk calling records to that database.

Semi-related: Supposedly, Nancy Pelosi wants to replace Jane Harman with Alcee Hastings as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. Here’s Hastings on yesterday’s anti-blabbermouth resolution:

“You know better than to seek to amend the First Amendment.”

And here, for comparison purposes, is your headline of the day.

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