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  •  I'm wondering if this is why Wyden joined in: (3+ / 0-)
    Wyden sharply criticized the use of Patriot Act, stating: "The fact is that anyone can read the plain text of the Patriot Act, and yet many members of Congress have no idea how the law is being secretly interpreted by the executive branch, because that interpretation is classified. It's almost as if there were two Patriot Acts, and many members of Congress have not read the one that matters. Our constituents, of course, are totally in the dark. Members of the public have no access to the secret legal interpretations, so they have no idea what their government believes the law actually means."
    •  They have different reasons. (2+ / 0-)
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      DEMonrat ankle biter, TexDemAtty

      I think Wyden and Paul have sincere beliefs in constitutional protections. Libertarians like Paul tend to be good on civil liberties and awful on economics. Ted Cruz is a hack and wants press for being the Anti-Obama. No core beliefs whatsoever.

      "This site's unofficial motto used to be "more and better Democrats", but we've gradually evolved it to "better Democrats".- Kos,11/29/2011.

      by progressivevoice on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 02:07:15 PM PST

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