Friday, December 16, 2005

Feingold ... Mensch!

"I don't want to hear again from the attorney general or anyone on this floor that this government has shown it can be trusted to use the power we give it with restraint and care."

--Sen. Russell Feingold, the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act in 2001, commenting on the New York Times story this a.m. about secret eavesdropping on American citizens by the NSA.

Senate Republicans failed today to override Feingold's filibuster of the extension of the Patriot Act ... with the help of Republicans Hagel, Craig, Murkowski, and Sununu.

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