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House challenges Bush on surveillance

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posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 01:22 PM
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House challenges Bush on surveillance


www.cnn.com

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House of Representatives voted Friday to back the Democratic-sponsored revisions to federal surveillance laws.

After meeting in secret Thursday night, the House votes Friday on an update to the FISA bill.

The vote was 213 to 197 in favor of a revision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) bill that was backed by the Democratic leadership.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 01:22 PM
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The vote came after a unique secret session Thursday night in the House. It was the first time the House has met in secret since 1983 .

The Democratic plan would allow telecommunications companies to be sued for their role in the administration's much-disputed warrantless surveillance program -- something that President Bush and GOP allies have railed against.


www.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 01:27 PM
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I know this is strong language, but any legislator who doesn't stand up to Bush on this is, IMO, a traitor, and anyone who votes for said legislator in the future knowing this is, IMO, also a traitor.



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 01:29 PM
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I am sure they all took a long hard look at what happened to Spitzer and thought, there but for the Grace of God...

Now if they would just repeal the Patriot Act.



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 01:30 PM
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Flag/Star people this is important news!!



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 01:48 PM
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213 to 197? Hardly a landslide. There will be a lot more to this story.



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 01:50 PM
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reply to post by jackinthebox
 


Whoever said land-slide? However, it is the democratic process at work.



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 02:04 PM
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No, I know no one claimed a landslide. I was just hoping it would be. And not in favor of Big Brother, which I was actually expecting it to be.

Hope that clears it up some.


[edit on 3/14/0808 by jackinthebox]



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 02:06 PM
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A list of all the clowns who voted against this may be viewed here.



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 02:11 PM
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Why did Kucinich go against his party?

Of course we don't see Clinton having a voice on the topic at all.


EDIT:
nevermind, duh

[edit on 3/14/0808 by jackinthebox]



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by chromatico
A list of all the clowns who voted against this may be viewed here.


Thanks for the link...

OMG 1 answered "Present". It was a Yes or No vote Idiot!

20 Didn't vote! What the heck are you doing there if your not participating in the vote.



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 02:45 PM
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what if bush is playing the "bad cop" and the house is playing "good cop" so that the government can "secretly" survail... while none of the buisness or citizens can



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 03:04 PM
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Is there any talk as to why they went behind closed doors to discuss this last night?? Were they only talking about this or could they have possibly bee talking about a separate situation as well? Did this revised bill really warrant a closed door discussion??



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by 1Angrylightbulb
Is there any talk as to why they went behind closed doors to discuss this last night?? Were they only talking about this or could they have possibly bee talking about a separate situation as well? Did this revised bill really warrant a closed door discussion??

Yes, we were debating impeachment proceedings in the following thread:
www.abovetopsecret.com...'



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 03:09 PM
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what if bush is playing the "bad cop" and the house is playing "good cop" so that the government can "secretly" survail... while none of the buisness or citizens can


Well, you don't hear anyone arguing about increased surveillance, only if some people should be penalized for doing it before it was legal.



posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by chromatico
A list of all the clowns who voted against this may be viewed here.


They are not all clowns. Some who voted against it like Kucinich and Paul would vote against any form of civil rights infringement including the Democratic plan to invade the privacy of citizens.



posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by ATruGod
20 Didn't vote! What the heck are you doing there if your not participating in the vote.


It is a parliamentary procedure that establishes one's objection to the subject at hand without being forced to choose between 2 very bad pieces of legislation.



posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 01:34 PM
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I'm with the ones that are asking why *closed doors*
Someone needs to stop bush and his veto button!!!


bottom line..all that are in office right now are just as crooked as Bush! NO ONE is trying to stop him and his admin. from all the crookediness that is going on. Have you all read about his library? He might have problems coming up with the 200mil due to the fact that Americans can't stand him... he was asked..will you go outside the US for the funds..? He said.. *yup* well, it was more then *yup* however, I just took all the yadda out of his blahblahblah...lol



posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 09:57 PM
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I agree...Bush is clearly paying off the right people or has the right people working for him...He's getting away with everything.

People who betray American citizens for this man are truly traitors...Politics is truly the axis of evil.

Politics....
Poly=Many
Ticks= Bloodsuckers



posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 10:20 PM
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Im glad the house passed this bill, but like like the article on cnn.com said it still has to make it passed the senate, and "the senate as well as President Bush will not support the bill without an immunity provison".
I hope that some how the Senate manages to change their minds and vote for this bill but...

Im very sad to say that this bill probably wont go much further.



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