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FILE - This June 6, 2013 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Compared with their more moderate Republican or Democratic peers, tea party supporters and liberals are significantly more likely to oppose the collection of millions of ordinary citizens’ telephone and Internet data, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows. By a 2-to-1 margin, both tea party supporters and liberals say the government should put protecting citizens’ rights and freedoms ahead of protecting them from terrorists. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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