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Transcript of Barack Obama Remarks on FISA (H.R. 6304), Freedom and Security, June 25 08

The following is my transcription of remarks made by Barack Obama at a news conference in the late afternoon of Wednesday, June 25, 2008, regarding the content of H.R. 6304, his decision to support that bill (also known as the FISA Amendments Act), and his acknowledged pledge to support the filibuster of such a bill [...]

Dodd, Feingold and Wyden to Filibuster FISA Today. Tell Your Senator to Jump In.

Senators Christopher Dodd and Russell Feingold released a statement last night in which they promised not only to filibuster H.R. 6304, the bill to unconstitutionally nullify the Fourth Amendment, but to work to modify the bill even if that effort fails.

On the Democracy Now! radio show yesterday with Amy Goodman, Feingold intimated that there [...]

Obama is Grasping the Ring, and He Won’t Let Go

I urge you to read Barack Obama’s statement explaining why he supports H.R. 6304, a bill that authorizes a presidential administration to engage in electronic surveillance of communications as well as physical search of your property, all without so much as a warrant, outside meaningful judicial review. When I read this portion of Obama’s statement:

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Call Barack Obama and Tell Him Keep His Promise to Filibuster H.R. 6304

On October 24, 2007, Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton communicated Barack Obama’s commitment:

To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.

H.R. 6304 contains retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.

Barack Obama made a promise to support the filibuster of H.R. 6304.

Time for Barack Obama [...]

Running Roughshod over Dissent in the House, Shutting Up Sheila Jackson-Lee

In a ridiculous mockery of deliberative democracy, those members of the House of Representatives who opposed H.R. 6304, the bill that guts the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, were given only 15 minutes to articulate their dissent before the whole bill — which had been introduced to the House only 24 hours before — was [...]

Comments of Zoe Lofgren on Telecom Immunity and H.R. 6304

The following is a text transcription of the spoken remarks on June 20, 2008 of Representative Zoe Lofgren of California regarding H.R. 6304, the bill that guts the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and lets telecommunications corporations get off scot-free for violating the law and your privacy rights:

Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition [...]

When Barack Obama Lost My Vote (And How to Get it Back)

When Barack Obama came to Columbus on February 27, 2008 and I heard him promise to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution, he won my vote in the Ohio Primary.

On June 20, 2008, Barack Obama declared his support for H.R. 6304, a bill that enables warrantless wiretapping of American citizens. Barack Obama [...]

Audio: 6/20 Speech by Barack Obama against H.R. 6304, Bill to Gut Constitution

Click here for an audio recording of the speech given by Barack Obama today, June 20 2008, reacting in opposition to the passage of H.R. 6304, a bill which would nullify the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Because surely he must have given one, because he specifically committed earlier [...]

With 7 Minutes of Dissent Left, Here’s the New Physical Search Law

Only 15 minutes total have been provided for any dissenters against H.R. 6304 in the Congress to identify problems with the bill. Only 7 minutes of those are left for dissent to occur.

With so few minutes left for dissent, here is part of your new law, the part that authorizes physical searches without warrants, [...]

H.R. 6304: Has Your Member of Congress Even READ This Bill?

Last night, when I called Rep. Deborah Pryce’s office, I couldn’t get through. The Republican Representative for Ohio’s 15th District doesn’t have voice mail to take messages after hours, not at her Washington office and not at her Columbus, Ohio office either. The phone just rang and rang. This morning at 8:30 AM, however, I [...]

Tomorrow, Congress Will Pass a Bill Permitting PHYSICAL SEARCHES without Warrant at its Sole Discretion. Put Down the Chips, Put Down the Remote and Call Your Representative. Now.

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H.R. 6304 is a bill being pushed so fast that it hasn’t even shown up on Thomas yet for the public to read. Should it pass the House of Representatives tomorrow as scheduled, Americans will be stripped of the legal standing to [...]