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  •  The issue is not with the (1+ / 0-)
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    subpoena of APs' phone records.  The issue is with the sweep of phone records without a specific purpose or target under the guise of national security.  If they knew what they were looking for and followed thru properly, that's one thing.

    As for the Patriot Act, if progressives were under the impression that just because we have a Democratic President that it would have been repealed somehow, I think that was naive thinking.

    •  Justice obviously know what they're looking for (2+ / 0-)
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      but haven't been able to find out who's responsible from among that relatively large group. Otherwise, they would not have had to subpoena them.

      And it's a good point that they did not subpoena the content, only the who called whom records.

      And yes, we have a TON of work to do to repeal or even modify the Patriot Act. If the President is forbidden by Congress to close Gitmo, and the President (along with the intel committees) knows what the real risks are, it would be very difficult for them to repeal the law at this point.

      "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

      by fhcec on Sun May 19, 2013 at 02:48:04 PM PDT

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    •  As to the security issue, (0+ / 0-)

      have you read Jack Shafer's piece?

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