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Senate Moves Forward on Bad FISA Bill

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 3:18pm
The Senate just voted to move forward with the White House/Intelligence Committee FISA bill. No surprise. The legislation will now be debated over the next couple of days. This is not good news for those of us who respect freedom, the rule of law and the Constitution. Instead of capitulating to the White House, senators should be listening to their constituents -- not telecom lobbyists or White House spinmeisters. A number of senators have been speaking out against the Intelligence Committee bill. Two clear and thoughtful voices particularly stood out: In his arguments against the Intelligence Committee bill, of which he is a member, Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) said this morning

Senate Moves Forward on Bad FISA Bill

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 3:18pm
The Senate just voted to move forward with the White House/Intelligence Committee FISA bill. No surprise. The legislation will now be debated over the next couple of days. This is not good news for those of us who respect freedom, the rule of law and the Constitution. Instead of capitulating to the White House, senators should be listening to their constituents -- not telecom lobbyists or White House spinmeisters. A number of senators have been speaking out against the Intelligence Committee bill. Two clear and thoughtful voices particularly stood out: In his arguments against the Intelligence Committee bill, of which he is a member, Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) said this morning

This Equal Pay Day, It’s Time to Get Even!

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 1:56pm

(Originally posted the Hill's Congress Blog.)

Let’s get even, not mad, this Equal Pay Day.

Equal Pay Day — this year, April 28th — marks the day a woman, on average, has to work into 2009 to make the same as a man…

This Equal Pay Day, It’s Time to Get Even!

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 1:56pm

(Originally posted the Hill's Congress Blog.)

Let’s get even, not mad, this Equal Pay Day.

Equal Pay Day — this year, April 28th — marks the day a woman, on average, has to work into 2009 to make the same as a man…

Crack the Disparity Today

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 11:21am

(Originally posted on Huffington Post.)

It's time for Congress to take the unjust, unwarranted laws for crack sentencing off of the books.

Right now, federal law mandates an automatic five-year prison sentence for possession of five…

Crack the Disparity Today

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 11:21am

(Originally posted on Huffington Post.)

It's time for Congress to take the unjust, unwarranted laws for crack sentencing off of the books.

Right now, federal law mandates an automatic five-year prison sentence for possession of five…

Reconciling Senator Leahy's Independent Commission Proposal

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 4:41pm

(Originally posted at Huffington Post.)

Yesterday Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, floated the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate Bush administration policies — and…

Reconciling Senator Leahy's Independent Commission Proposal

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 4:41pm

(Originally posted at Huffington Post.)

Yesterday Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, floated the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate Bush administration policies — and…

Mr. Rove: Nobody is Above the Law

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 5:47pm

(Originally posted on Huffington Post.)

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers has subpoenaed former presidential advisor Karl Rove to testify twice on his role in the Bush administration’s politicization of the Department of…

Mr. Rove: Nobody is Above the Law

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 5:47pm

(Originally posted on Huffington Post.)

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers has subpoenaed former presidential advisor Karl Rove to testify twice on his role in the Bush administration’s politicization of the Department of…

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