Obama Weighs Halt to Spying on Allies Amid Backlash

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Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration may halt electronic eavesdropping on U.S. allies amid a growing global backlash over years of alleged surveillance of foreign leaders, according to the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Hans Nichols reports on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

We have already made some decisions through this process and expect to make more as we continue.

" that is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

It will be interesting.

Hans.

Germany has sent a delegation to the u.s.. what is their goal?

They want answers.

In some ways, what is happening on capitol hill with senator feinstein, that may allow barack obama off the hook.

If these changes happen in an agreed-upon way on capitol hill, angela merkel will have her symbolic victory.

She clearly needs something, this is dominating coverage in berlin.

Behind me, you see the brandenburg gate.

Right around the corner is the u.s. embassy, a top this is "das nest." the listening post that has german citizens so outraged.

Merkel is in a bind.

Six months ago when this first came out, her response was muted.

Now it appears that her cell phone was tapped.

She has really tried to capture everyone's anger.

She has been very forceful.

A lot of folks in germany are saying where was the anger four months ago before it was her cell phone that was tacked -- was tapped?

She needs to extract a confession from obama.

-- a concession.

Does this imperil the free trade yell-- trade deal?

That is the question on everyone's mind.

What will this do for long term relations.

Some members of the social democratic party, the opposition, they are calling to put negotiations on hold.

Angela merkel has been clear that you need to silo these two issues, you cannot let nsa interference interference trade talks.

We will see if she can hold that line.

Hans, our international correspondent hans nichols.

Phil mattingly in washington.

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