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And, yes, I DO take it personally: The FISA bill may come up today and here's Reid's response to me on telecom immunity
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Friday, December 14, 2007

The FISA bill may come up today and here's Reid's response to me on telecom immunity

a gracious acknowledgement with zero indication of opposition...
I appreciate hearing from you, and I have noted your opposition to granting retroactive immunity to telecom companies.

the nyt doesn't see harry working in the interests of either the common good or the u.s. constitution...
Mr. Bush, of course, wants fewer, not more, restrictions and wants those powers to be made permanent. He also wants amnesty for telecommunications companies that gave Americans’ private data to the government for at least five years without a warrant.

Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, seems intent on doing the president’s bidding. He has indicated that instead of the Judiciary Committee’s bill, he may put on the floor a deeply flawed measure from the Senate Intelligence Committee that dangerously expands the government’s powers and gives undeserved amnesty to the telecommunications companies. The White House says amnesty is intended to ensure future cooperation but seems truly aimed at making sure the public never learns the extent of the companies’ involvement in illegal wiretapping.

That will leave Democratic senators like Christopher Dodd and Russ Feingold in the absurd position of having to stage filibusters against their own party’s leadership to try to forestall more harm to civil liberties.

i've repeatedly implored my united states senator and the leader of the democratic majority in the unites states senate to take a strong stand for the rule of law and the u.s. constitution and the above is a good example of what i've gotten back...

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