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Feingold Fails “Few Weeks” FISA Followup. Fight Fizzles.

Number of weeks since Senator Russell Feingold told activist Ben Masel that he’d give President Obama “a few weeks” to roll out a proposal to reform warrantless wiretapping under FISA, then introduce his own FISA reform bill: Eight

Number of Obama administration proposals to reform FISA rolled out since then: Zero

Number of bills introduced by Senator Feingold to reform FISA since then: Zero

Number of bills introduced by any Senator to reform FISA since then: Zero

Number of bills introduced by any member of Congress to reform FISA since then: Zero

Number of the Senate Amendment introduced by Orrin Hatch at the beginning of April: Nine Hundred and Sixty-Two

Number of Senators who would have to vote “AYE” in order for a FISA reform bill to gain consideration, if the Hatch Amendment passed: Sixty

Number of Senators who voted against the Hatch Amendment: Zero

Number of Senators who were present to pass the Hatch Amendment by unanimous consent: Ninety-Nine

Number of weeks since anybody posted an article at the Get FISA Right activism blog: Four

Number of weeks since anybody posted an article at the Repeal FISA activism blog: Thirteen

Number of posts on Google Blog Search announcing protests against FISA warrantless wiretapping: Zero

Enough with the numbers. What now?

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