Rule of law and American values: Obama for, Hillary absent, McCain flip-flops against

Rule of law and American values: Obama for, Hillary absent, McCain flip-flops against

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Hey, as a reminder, Congress is considering giving immunity to a coupla big telecoms for apparently breaking the law, specifically Constitutional protections.

There are folks in Congress who believe that no one is above the law, that the privileged should be treated like everyone else, but the good guys lost a fight today in the Senate:

Senate Moves to Shield Phone Companies on Eavesdropping

Obama, not McCain or Clinton, votes for electronic privacy

Remember that an unrelated case involving the telecom Qwest showed that wireless wiretapping was requested well before the administration showed any interest in terrorism. Here's more info on that.

Ronald Reagan never broke the law like this.

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Allen Laudenslager

Craig:
I just read an article about this legislation and wrote about it on my blog. I just wonder what former President Richard Nixon and his staff would have done with this?

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