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Secrets and lies.
FISA on the floor; housing boondoggle on hold; DeMint puts heat on Reid; Update: FISA moves forward, 80-15
9/10 vs. 9/11.
Signs of intelligence.
The danger doesn’t fade.
Living in a 9/10 world.
Fix it. Permanently. Now.
“Congress needs to act immediately.”
“Scare tactics and political games.”
Supreme Court ruling supports domestic terrorism surveillance.
Tick, tick, tick.
Update 3:20pm Eastern. Ed Morrissey reports on a House GOP walkout. *** Can the Beltway still be living in a September 10 world? I’ve kept you updated on the latest FISA shenanigans by Democrats who would rather let the nation’s surveillance laws lapse to benefit their presidential candidates than agree to a permanent fix. Andy […]
Stop the stopgaps.
FISA fight: Will Senate play "kick the can" with terrorist surveillance?; Update:Clinton and Obama vote against FISA reform; Update: Cloture vote fails, Dem band-aid fails
FISA frenzy: Yes, there are still differences between the GOP and the Dems; Update: Cloture vote Monday
Update 6:00pm Eastern. DJN: “Lawmakers in the Senate defeated an initial attempt Thursday to strip immunity for telecommunications companies out of a bill reauthorizing the federal government’s warrantless wiretapping program. Senators approved a motion to table an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that would have removed the immunity provision in the bill. The […]
Your tax dollars at work. Or rather, not at work.
Blue-on-blue catfight: Kos turns on Harry Reid; Update: Dodd stymies Reid on FISA bill, nutroots cheer
Losers. Update: More pile-on.
“It should be zero.”
Up all night.
Glenn and Helen interview Judge Richard Posner on the constitution, national emergencies, terrorism, privacy, surveillance, FISA courts, espionage, and civil libertarians in denial. A snippet: “I think, you know, we need some fresh thinking. There’s a tendency of civil libertarians to kind of repeat tired formulas. It’s a kind of nostalgia for the old days. […]
Scroll for updates, injunction posted…44-page opinion posted ABC has it on its Breaking News bar. Detroit Free-Press has the story: A federal judge in Detroit has ruled that the Bush administration’s warrantless surveillance program violates the Constitution. U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the National Security […]
Debra Burlingame speaks for me: We now have the ability to put remote control cameras on the surface of Mars. Why should we allow enemies to annihilate us simply because we lack the clarity or resolve to strike a reasonable balance between a healthy skepticism of government power and the need to take proactive measures […]