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  •  They handed the records over because of a (0+ / 0-)

    secret Patriot Act/FISA subpoena.

    •  Then that info should have been front (0+ / 0-)

      and center and our representatives in Congress should be castigated because of that. All I've read, so far, is that an old law on the books since 1917 was used.
      For that matter, that the PATRIOT Act was a compendium of stuff compiled during the prior Clinton administration as desiderata for bureaucrats should be hammered home.
      I happen to be of the opinion that the Cons are blow-hards and incompetents whose agenda. Would never be implemented if the Dems didn't do it for them.
      Democrats are a good example of the good intentions with which the path to hell is paved. Indeed, in the hands of Democrats, the Cons' malevolence is converted into good intentions. The Dems are made to feel virtuous in doing the Cons' dirty work for them.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Sun May 19, 2013 at 10:10:22 AM PDT

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      •  Secret subpeona is the term (0+ / 0-)

        AP President used on on the teevee this morning. Secret subpoenas are Patriot Act stuff. (Though not really sure if a FISA court was involved...just guessing on that.)

        The AP went with the story because the Administration was lying saying they were not aware of any terrorist plots/threats related the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. After sitting on the story for five days the AP published the story.

        As a result, they were punished.

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