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Blue America Thanks Some Of The Patriots Who Stood Up For The Constitution
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
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
Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America; Fmr. ...
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 Congress Treats The Constitution Like A Toy
On FISA, our "legislators" had to legislate, or else they would be made to look bad by a president whose policies are now opposed by about 80 percent of the American people.
Rep. Chellie Pingree
In a double sleight of hand, not only does new legislation passed yesterday by the House say unmonitored surveillance of American citizens is permitted, it blocks any opportunity to test the premise in the courts.
Warrantless Wiretaps And Retroactive Immunity Are Un-American
Wiretapping American citizens without a warrant is not part of a progressive vision for national security -- nor is granting retroactive immunity to criminal executives of major corporate donors to political campaigns.
Conyers: Classified Docs Show Telecoms Don't Need Immunity
Dems Set To Cave On FISA, Immunity For Telecoms
Pelosi Blocks Bush From Calling Congress Into Session Over FISA
McCain And Obama Hug It Out On Senate Floor
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GOP Effort To Force FISA Vote Fails
Reid Issues Ultimatum: More Time Or No Wiretaps
Reid Considers Extending Protect America Act For One Month
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How Rockefeller & the Blue Dogs Impact the FISA Process
Matt Browner Hamlin
Politics, Environment, Cocktails, Travel
This is a complicated, shady process with strong adversaries working against Democratic interests. I hope the leadership has the sense to recognize that "Do No Harm" is the best operating principle.
Host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher"
: Americans must spend their stimulus checks on crystal meth.
House Dems Near Surrender on Bush Spying
MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Attorney
reports that House Democrats are close to granting all of President Bush's demands for more domestic spying powers and telecommunications amnesty, in exchange for, well, nothing.
FISA Is Ratings Poison
USC Annenberg professor and Norman Lear Center director
The power of the president's fear-mongering derives from the same media ecosystem that empowers all terrorists, whether at Ground Zero or Cole Hall at Northern Illinois University.
Dems Fight Spying with Clinton and Obama MIA
MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Attorney
The past few months of the spying debate do reveal both the promise and residual frailty of this mildly resurgent Democratic Party.
The Senate Should Say "No" to Telecom Immunity
Sen. Jeff Merkley
US Senator from Oregon
For the last several years, the telecoms have turned over the records of millions of Americans. These records were released under no warrant or judicial oversight.
Note To Democrats: Courage Leads To Victory
Best-selling Author, Public Relations Consultant, Daily Beast ...
Just as you would have thought, you really can best a faux-cowboy who's about as popular as amoebic dysentery.
The Power of One
Host, 'The Young Turks'
Good guys won, bad guys lost. All it took was one Senator and an afternoon. And he stopped them cold in their tracks. Now, that wasn't so hard, was it?
Hillary Clinton, A Bundle of Telecom Money....And A Strange Silence
If as Clinton says she accepts lobbyist money and yet it doesn't influence her vote, wouldn't now be a nice time to prove it?
Now that the issues have gone from thwarting competition to spying, I hope the public will hang up on the telecom companies' on-going campaign to buy the law that suits them best.
Silicon Valley CEO, Author, Dad, Lawyer
Why would a Democratic-controlled Congress protect the telecom industry? You think a steady flow of cash might have something to do with it?
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