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Yes, this is my third post in a row on the subject, but it is a very important story, and it isn't getting nearly enough coverage. And if Sen. Dodd manages to get a little boost in his Presidential campaign as a result, who cares? He's standing up for what's right, and I can't think of a better reason to get some wind in his sails.
Dodd Filibuster Threat Wins; Spying Bill Postponed to Next Year
Connecticut senator Christopher Dodd's threatened filibuster of a bill giving immunity to telecoms that helped the government spy on Americans unexpectedly carried the day Monday, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to postpone the vote on the measure until after the winter break.
The announcement was an unexpected victory for civil liberties groups, whose anti-immunity fortunes looked grim this morning as the Senate looked primed to pass an expansive spying bill that would free telecoms like AT&T and Verizon from privacy lawsuits. . .
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