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Day of Doom With the FISA Amendments Act

At 10:00 this morning, the Senate will meet to consider the FISA Amendments Act. Please, call your two senators now, through the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Beg them to vote NO, for freedom’s sake. [...]

H.R. 6304 in Twenty Seconds (Video): Call the Senate NOW

Here at Irregular Times, we could go on writing and talking about the FISA Amendments Act (H.R. 6304) for days and days. Well, we have.

But there’s also value in brevity. So here’s my description of H.R. 6304 in 20 seconds:

H.R. 6304 lets a president spy on anyone, anywhere for 67 DAYS without [...]

Number of Obama Supporters Against FISA Amendments Act Passes 20,000 Mark

Just a few minutes ago, with one day left before Senators gather to vote on H.R. 6304, the number of supporters of Barack Obama calling on him to keep his promise and oppose the bill has reached and passed the 20,000 mark.

These are the activists among your supporters, Senator Obama. They are the people [...]

The Twenty-Five Most Hopeful Senators To Call on H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act

One day from now, on Tuesday, July 8, the U.S. Senate is set to vote on final passage of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, also known as H.R. 6304. The bill will remove citizens’ standing to challenge the constitutionality of warrantless wiretapping programs that we know existed and we know were illegal. It will [...]

Obama Advisor Ben Rhodes Dissembles on FISA, H.R. 6304, Security and Liberty

Ben Rhodes, Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Advisor and Senior Speechwriter, has come out in public with an explanation for why Senator Obama has decided to support H.R. 6304, the bill that not only revokes citizens’ standing to file constitutional challenges to warrantless surveillance but also enables wiretaps, electronic surveillance and physical searches without a warrant, [...]

Obama Supporter’s Questions on FISA Go Unanswered

Yesterday, Barack Obama made a statement regarding his support for H.R. 6304, along with a complete lack of an answer regarding the sections of the bill that permit surveillance of Americans for 67 days without any oversight or regulation, much less a warrant. The campaign promised to make policy advisors Danielle Gray, Denis McDonough and [...]

New FBI Three-Step Dance Shows Just How Far Government Spying on Americans Will Go

There is news out there so important that I feel the need to reiterate what J. Clifford wrote about it yesterday:

Today, the FBI revealed that it plans to begin domestic spying on “American citizens and legal residents“ using the following two-step dance:

Step 1: Racial Profiling, Religious Discrimination, Pre-Crime. Working from extensive data-mining operations [...]

Point By Point Rebuttal of New Obama Statement on FISA Amendments Act

A full rebuttal, point by point, of Barack Obama’s latest justification of his support for the FISA Amendments Act. Barack Obama’s statement is completely inadequate, and confirms our worst fears about the FISA Amendments Act. [...]

Open Revolt at BarackObama.com Takes Top Position

By the time we wake up tomorrow morning, this insurgent group of Obama activists who are now opposing Barack Obama’s embrace of the FISA Amendments Act will be the largest grassroots group on BarackObama.com. This group is in open rebellion against Barack Obama’s campaign leadership. They’re not just following along like good little sheep. They’re talking back, loudly, to power. [...]

Insider Activism for Obama Supporters: Join The FISA Group

Are you a supporter of Barack Obama who has already joined my.barackobama.com? Do you oppose H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act? Do you think it’s about time for Barack Obama to keep his promise and act as a Senator and a party leader to oppose the bill?

One small way that you can stand up [...]

H.R. 6304: FISA For Dummies Video

For those Americans who think more about nipple slips and celebrity cads than the phantasms of lost freedom — that is to say, for most Americans — I’ve drawn up the following little FISA for Dummies video to try, try, try and capture their attention:

H.R. 6304.

The FISA Amendments Act.

When I say [...]