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ACLU Asks Next President to Investigate NSA Wiretapping and Release Documents

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 2:08pm
The legislative battle over gutting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act will resume in the Senate in Washington on July 8.

ACLU Asks Next President to Investigate NSA Wiretapping and Release Documents

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 2:08pm
The legislative battle over gutting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act will resume in the Senate in Washington on July 8.

Caroline Fredrickson: It's Time to Turn on the Cameras and Stop Torture

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 4:09pm

Last night, the House of Representatives adopted an important provision to end torture and abuse during interrogations. While the amendment's name sounds like an unpronounceable law firm: the Holt/Tauscher/Grijalva/Schakowsky Amendment (to the Duncan…

Caroline Fredrickson: It's Time to Turn on the Cameras and Stop Torture

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 4:09pm

Last night, the House of Representatives adopted an important provision to end torture and abuse during interrogations. While the amendment's name sounds like an unpronounceable law firm: the Holt/Tauscher/Grijalva/Schakowsky Amendment (to the Duncan…

McConnell Can't Stop Lying

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 3:33pm
This week, during remarks in St. Mary's City, Maryland, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell claimed that "weak" wiretapping laws were at fault for the events of September 11, 2001. In his remarks, McConnell said that those planning the…

McConnell Can't Stop Lying

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 3:33pm
This week, during remarks in St. Mary's City, Maryland, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell claimed that "weak" wiretapping laws were at fault for the events of September 11, 2001. In his remarks, McConnell said that those planning the…

Senator Feingold on Upcoming FISA Battle

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 2:17pm
Today Senator Russ Feingold blogged in his DailyKos Diary about the upcoming FISA battle in the Senate. He discusses the strengths of the Judiciary Committee bill, and gives a rundown of flaws of the lesser Intelligence Committee bill. He couldn't…

Senator Feingold on Upcoming FISA Battle

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 2:17pm
Today Senator Russ Feingold blogged in his DailyKos Diary about the upcoming FISA battle in the Senate. He discusses the strengths of the Judiciary Committee bill, and gives a rundown of flaws of the lesser Intelligence Committee bill. He couldn't…

Protect America by Passing Protections

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 2:49pm
As of late, there's been some discussion on DailyKos and other blogs regarding an extension of the Protect America Act (PAA), since it expires on February 1 and the Senate has yet to return, debate, vote and conference with the House on the legislation.…

Protect America by Passing Protections

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 2:49pm
As of late, there's been some discussion on DailyKos and other blogs regarding an extension of the Protect America Act (PAA), since it expires on February 1 and the Senate has yet to return, debate, vote and conference with the House on the legislation.…
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