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Telecom Immunity

Why I Don't Travel With A Cell Phone

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.18.2012 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

I'm taking this time to speak publicly about an item of maddening frustration every world traveler suffers with, but is powerless to solve or to combat: your cell phone!

Jeff Muskus

GOP Targets Dodd For Trying To Repeal Immunity For Telecoms In Wiretapping Program | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate GOP fundraising arm is soliciting donations by vowing to defeat Democrats who want to repeal the retroactive immunity granted last year to ...

Jason Linkins

Rick Santelli To Fellow CNBC Host: "Don't Open Your Mouth And Say Dumb Things" (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The blogosphere is all abuzz with Rick Santelli again. Seems he got into one of those trademarked shouting matches on CNBC -- your source for tradema...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: April 6, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Calculated Risk has some great highlights of Bill Moyers interview with University of Missouri professor William K. Black that are worth reading. Her...

Opponents of Retroactive Immunity Live To Fight Another Day

Chris Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Dodd

Retroactive immunity sends this message: "Trust me" -- a message coming straight from the mouth of President Bush. I would never take "trust me" for an answer, not even from a president on Mount Rushmore.

Why We Don't Mind Uncle Sam Tapping Our Phones

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

I guess it makes more sense to celebrate our freedom from government tyranny and interference before we give them the okay to monitor our private conversations. No one wants to be a party pooper.

Obama and Telecom Immunity: The Importance of Pushing

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Obama's recent statement on the new surveillance bill serves as a reminder that he is a politician. Not in either a negative or positive sense. It's just a plain fact.

The Group of 15

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Democrats who voted with the Republicans on FISA are actually worse than Joe Lieberman. Why? Because at least we know what we're getting with Lieberman.

Dems Who Flipped On Telecom Immunity Got More Telecom Cash

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats who flipped their votes to support retroactive immunity for telecom companies in last week's FISA bill took thousands of dollars more ...

Feingold Makes Case Against Telecom Immunity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) blasted the surveillance compromise bill on the Senate floor today: This legislation has been billed as a compromise betwe...

Do the Democrats Want to Lose?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Democrats are about to lose to Bush and the grossly unpopular Republicans again on FISA and telecom immunity. But are they really losing? That depends on what your objective is.

Obama: No Immunity For Telecoms

CBS News | David S. Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued a statement in support of the House's update of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, but said he would try to ...

Are the Democrats Worse Than the Republicans?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

President Bush is the most unpopular president of all time -- literally. But if you keep losing to the worst, what does that make you?

Obama Backs Bill Giving Immunity To Telecoms

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama's campaign released a statement Friday afternoon saying that while Obama opposes amnesty for telecom firms that spied on Americans, ...

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Campaign Aides Steered "Secret" Campaign For Telecom Immunity In 2007 | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With a sweeping revision to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) passing the House today -- in a version including near-certain immunity f...

House Dems Capitulate On FISA, Telecom Immunity

Daily Kos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A final deal has been reached on a rewrite of electronic surveillance rules and will be announced Thursday, two congressional aides said. The aides s...

Dems in Congress Moving Now to Spy on Americans, Reward Telecoms

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The Democratic-led Congress, with the support of key House leaders, is moving quickly to expand unconstitutional spying authority on Americans and reward telecoms for breaking the law.

Mr. Biz Whiz

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jayne Lyn Stahl

By flip flopping on the constitutionality of the NSA's surveillance program, and giving key telecom lobbyists prominent play in his campaign, McCain shows that he, too, can be bought.

Boehner Wants Wiretap Protection For Himself, But Not Those Affected By Telecoms

Politico | Chris Frates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When a federal judge ordered Rep. Jim McDermott to pay House Minority Leader John A. Boehner and his attorneys more than $1 million in damages and leg...

Debate Questions I'd (Still) Like To Ask

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Unfortunately these questions remain largely unanswered, almost two months after the last debate.

McCain Campaign Has 23 Telecom Lobbyists

USA Today | Matt Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate John McCain has condemned the influence of "special interest lobbyists," yet dozens of lobbyists have political and ...

Conyers: Classified Docs Show Telecoms Don't Need Immunity

Wired | Ryan Singel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Judiciary Committee Democrats say they analyzed the telecom spying documents they've sought for more than a year and have come to the conclusion...

Dems Set To Cave On FISA, Immunity For Telecoms

Salon | Glenn Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The signs are unmistakably clear that what was always inevitable -- full compliance by the House Democratic leadership with Bush's demands on warrantl...

Richard Clarke: White House Wrong On Telecom Immunity

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You've heard from President Bush over and over and over and over again about the imminent danger the country is in. And you've heard from the director...

Pelosi Blocks Bush From Calling Congress Into Session Over FISA

Politico | John Bresnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) mistrust of President Bush is really well known and runs deep. Fearing a recess appointment by Bush duri...