"Ahead of Obama’s announcements, the political landscape on surveillance is “absolute chaos”, said Michelle Richardson, the ACLU’s surveillance lobbyist.
“It’s very confusing right now. We feel good about the House but have a problem in the Senate. We’re not getting a lot of people to budge on this issue,” Richardson said, particularly with moderate Democrats who will take their cues from Obama’s forthcoming address." Read more » about Obama nears decision on NSA reforms as spy leaders meet at White House