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Barack Obama on Fisa

A Talk with Gail Collins on Obama

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

I am excited about Obama's project of building a new coalition based on finding rational common ground on controversial issues. The question is this: common ground with who?

Update: Sending Your Obama Money to Feingold

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

My interest is not to derail Obama's campaign from within, but to keep a place at the table for his activist base.

A Powerful, Easy Way to Tell Obama to Get FISA Right

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

Imagine how inspired you would have been if, instead of turning and running, Obama interrupted his campaign schedule to lead the filibuster against the FISA legislation.

Obama, FISA and the Netroots

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

It is one thing for a presumptive nominee to adjust policy positions to reach out to constituencies he wants to bring in to his coalition. Warrantless wiretapping has no constituency.

My Position On FISA

Barack Obama | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barack Obama

Some of you may decide that my FISA position is a deal breaker. That's ok. But I think it is worth pointing out that our agreement on the vast majority of issues that matter outweighs the differences we may have.