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From Think Progress:

The Senate Judiciary Committee just voted 13-3 to authorize chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to issue subpoenas for documents related to the NSA warrantless surveillance program. Sens. Arlen Specter (R-PA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) voted with the Democrats on the committee to authorize the subpoenas for any legal opinions and advice the Bush administration has received regarding the NSA program.

The Center on Democracy & Technology has released a list of the seven “most wanted surveillance documents.” See the full list here.

The confrontation over the documents “could set the stage for a constitutional showdown over the separation of powers.” The Senate Judiciary Committee had previously scheduled to authorize subpoenas last week, but Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) blocked the Judiciary Committee from voting on the subpoenas.

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  1. Comrade Rutherford  •  Jun 22, 2007 @4:05 pm

    I happily voted for Nader in 2000, because the district I lived in was entirely Democratic and would go to Al Gore anyway. I wanted the Green Party to get some recognition

    In 2004, I had moved to a rural district and so I was forced to vote for that Republican posing as a Democrat Kerry.

    In 2008 I will NOT vote for Senator Clinton, if she gets the nomination. I can not in good conscience vote for another Republican posing as a Democrat, which she is. I’ll vote for Kucinich or maybe Gravel. I would vote for Edwards, since his Republicanism is less pronounced than Clinton or Obama’s.

    Here’s one litmus test: any candidate that says they will not immediately remove all US troops from Bush’s immoral war on the Iraqi people is NOT a Democrat, but a Republican posing as a Democrat.

  2. Robin  •  Jun 22, 2007 @4:13 pm

    Oops. Wrong thread…



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