GWB reverses course on warrantless wiretapping?!!

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The terrorist attack threat has diminished

He's angling to dodge the showdown in the Federal Court of Appeals
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The power shift in Congress has got him making wee wee in his pants
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All of the FISA judges have completed the Evelyn Wood speed reading course
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Because Carol Lam's gonna hold a grudge and come after him
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Laura and the dog told him to
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He's "staying the course"
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GWB reverses course on warrantless wiretapping?!!

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:07 pm

Bush reverses course on warrantless surveillance

Under the new plan, Gonzales said, the secret court that administers the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, would oversee eavesdropping on telephone calls and e-mails to and from the United States when “there is probable cause to believe” that one of the targets is a member of al-Qaeda or related groups.


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Postby Shapley » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:21 am

FISA Modified Wiretap Requests

According to Yesterday's report, FISA has backed down on some of the criteria upon which those modifications were based, so there's less here than the headlines are reporting.

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Postby Shapley » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:08 am

Secret Court To Oversee Wiretaps

This isn't the article I was looking for, but it does provide what I was looking for - the program will continue as before, except with a FISA 'stamp of approval'.

Basically it allows Congress to pretend to be doing something to 'reign in the President', it allows the President to appear to be making concessions, while at the same time allowing the program to continue unabated. Those who only read the headlines will be fooled into thinking the President has backed down.

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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:46 am

Shapley wrote:... 'reign in the President'...

Did you mean 'rein in the President'?

Reign is what a monarch does. A rein is the strap attached to the bit of a horse's bridle. (The third homonym, rain, is liquid precipitation. I add it only to complete the set.)

I hope you're not suggesting that the President eats hay.
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Re: GWB reverses course on warrantless wiretapping?!!

Postby Haggis@wk » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:00 pm

They told me if I voted for John McCain, we’d have a White House claiming the FBI could eavesdrop without any oversight. And they were right!

“The Obama administration’s Justice Department has asserted that the FBI can obtain telephone records of international calls made from the U.S. without any formal legal process or court oversight, according to a document obtained by McClatchy.”
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” Alexis De Tocqueville 1835
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Postby dai bread » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:11 pm

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:
Shapley wrote:... 'reign in the President'...

Did you mean 'rein in the President'?

Reign is what a monarch does. A rein is the strap attached to the bit of a horse's bridle. (The third homonym, rain, is liquid precipitation. I add it only to complete the set.)

I hope you're not suggesting that the President eats hay.


According to what I've read over the last few years, including posts on this board, he probably does. :wink:
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