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Retroactive Immunity

Blue America Thanks Some Of The Patriots Who Stood Up For The Constitution

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

The first names to pop up, of course, where Dodd and Russ Feingold, the heart, soul and conscience of the Senate. They were on the front line of the Senate fight every step of the way.

Uprising In Florida: Meet Doug Tudor

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Doug Tutor, 20 year naval veteran, is challenging the wingnut Adam Putnam in Florida. The cowardly Democratic Establishment, which prefers Republican-lite candidates, is trying to ignore his grassroots race.

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.

Bush Warns of Attacks While Backing Bill

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush, at loggerheads with House Democrats over how closely the government can eavesdrop on U.S. citizens, warned Wednesda...

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...

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...

McCain And Obama Hug It Out On Senate Floor

Washington Post's The Trail | Shailagh Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain crossed the aisle in the Senate this morning to shake hands with Sen. Barack Obama, just a couple of political foes killing time duri...

Senate OKs New Rules on Eavesdropping

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday approved new rules for government eavesdropping on phone calls and e-mails, giving the White House much of th...

GOP Effort To Force FISA Vote Fails

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fight goes on. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) cloture vote failed 48-45 just now, well short of the 60 votes necessary. In the ...

Reid Issues Ultimatum: More Time Or No Wiretaps

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a State of the Union preview speech today at the National Press Club, Majority Leader Harry Reid issued a dramatic ultimatum to President Bush: eit...

Reid Considers Extending Protect America Act For One Month

The Hill | Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Tuesday he would seek to extend a controversial interim wiretapping law through February to avoid the ea...