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Senate Sends Terror Surveillance Bill, Telecom Immunity Provision to Oval Office

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posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 02:28 PM
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Senate Sends Terror Surveillance Bill, Telecom Immunity Provision to Oval Office


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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that will overhaul rules on terrorist surveillance while giving the Bush administration a win it had sought for months: legal immunity for telecommuncations companies that helped in a secret eavesdropping program.

The Senate approved the changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on a 69-28 vote.

The action sends the bill the president's desk. The House approved the measure last month.

Earlier Wednesday, senators affirmed their intention to follow through on a promise to protect telecoms by turning back three amendments that would have altered the bill.

The long fight on Capitol Hill — lasting nearly a year — has centered on one question: whether to shield from civil lawsuits telecommunications companies that helped the government eavesdrop on American phone and computer lines after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, without the permission or knowledge of a secret court created by FISA.
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posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 02:28 PM
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Well folks I believe they call that the ball game. I'm speechless yet not remotely surprised. Criminal acts yet again protected by the Federal Government. And now for the collective yawn.



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posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by KMFNWO
Well folks I believe they call that the ball game. I'm speechless yet not remotely surprised. Criminal acts yet again protected by the Federal Government. And now for the collective yawn.



www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 9-7-2008 by KMFNWO]

[edit on 9-7-2008 by KMFNWO]



Yup fat lady sang!



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