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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
This post is also available as a podcast. Listen in if you like. 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