Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com
Wednesday July 9, 2008 14:11 EDT
Congress votes to immunize lawbreaking telecoms, legalize warrantless eavesdropping
The Democratic-led Congress this afternoon voted to put an end to the NSA spying scandal, as the Senate approved a bill -- approved last week by the House -- to immunize lawbreaking telecoms, terminate all pending lawsuits against them, and vest whole new warrantless eavesdropping powers in the President. The vote in favor of the new FISA bill was 69-28.
Barack Obama joined every Senate Republican (and every House Republican other than one) by voting in favor of it,....Read On