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  •  Exactly who was invited to this meeting? (2+ / 0-)
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    greenbell, Siri

    I can't determine that from the article.  At first, it sounded like he was inviting the whole House, but that seems unlikely, and I can't see anything to suggest it is the whole house now.

    Anyway, it's good to know the tradition of secret government is still intact.  Our representatives are being invited to secret meetings for secret discussions about secret spying on the public in order to talk them out of passing legislation to protect us from people like Keith Alexander.

    I hope somebody in that meeting is a snitch.  I'd like to know what was said.

    •  Divided by party, no less (4+ / 0-)
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      Dumbo, ballerina X, Voltage Spike, Siri
      Alexander's meeting was listed as "top-secret" and divided into two two-hour sessions, the first for Republicans and the second for Democrats. Staffers for the legislators were not permitted to attend.
      Now what in the hell is that about?

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 03:17:27 PM PDT

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      •  No staffers means no staff lawyers. (2+ / 0-)
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        Dumbo, Siri

        So the members of Congress will be very little enlightened about the significance of what they hear.

        The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

        by lysias on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 03:58:05 PM PDT

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