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An insider's guide to the upcoming week-Aye to Spy? (telcom Immunity)

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posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 10:12 AM
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An insider's guide to the upcoming week-Aye to Spy? (telcom Immunity)


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Aye to Spy? This afternoon, the Senate will vote on whether to cut off debate about reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) is working against the motion, and it is expected that Republicans will not have the 60 votes needed to end the discussion. One sticking point for the Democrats continues to be Republicans' insistence on immunity for telecom companies facing lawsuits for their alleged role in the government's warrantless eavesdropping program.

The current FISA authorization will expire on Friday, and Bush warned Congress not to try sending him another temporary extension.
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posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 10:12 AM
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Well this Story is not over. Last week we had this thread

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Although it looks like the Democrats have not let this come to pass, at least not yet. It is encouraging to hear the Republicans will likely not have the 60 votes needed to end the debate and send it on to be finalized. Hopefully, Those opposed can get the immunity removed from the bill before Bush gets it.

I herd on the radio Bush was talking about vetoing the bill if it doe snot have immunity, in the same speech where he was talking about how important keeping FISA going is to our security. Sounds a little warped, but I guess that is no big suprise.

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