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65 Democrats Vote to Extend Warrantless Searches: Bill Heads to Senate

65 Democrats voted with Republicans to extend warrantless searches. Senator Rand Paul will filibuster the bill.

Here is the sorry state of affairs in Tweet form.

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Snowden said 55 but the official vote on the Rapid DNA Act of 2017 shows there were 65 votes.

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12 Responses

  • shamrock

    Jan 11, 2018

    Where was R. Pauls backbone on these issues during the primary?

  • JonSellers

    Jan 11, 2018

    I see Pelosi and Wasserman-Schulz voting as the reliable Republicans they are. And Bill Posey, the neocon that represents my district voting in favor with his two aforementioned pals. It's a shame everyone I know in the district would be against this bill, but will vote for Posey when he runs for reelection just because he's a Republican. Such is the state of America.

  • Sechel

    Jan 11, 2018

    4th amendment took a hit today. americans have a right to protection against unreasonable searches. our founders were aware of the brittish entering a house and simply looking for a reason to prosecute and charge. well with this new FISA power that's a real concern.

  • Sechel

    Jan 11, 2018

    if an amerian is involved there needs to be a warrant and reasonable suspicion

  • bradw2k

    Jan 12, 2018

    This post seems to be missing most of it's text.

  • Mike Mish Shedlock

    Jan 12, 2018

    "This post seems to be missing most of its text." - There was little text - it was mostly Tweets

  • bradw2k

    Jan 12, 2018

    Ah ok, my corporate network is blocking the syndication.twitter.com content, so I just see blanks.

  • pgp

    Jan 12, 2018

    The defense sectors of allied American nations has lost the plot. Their lack of accountability and the closed cliquey nature of their operation means they are stuck in the 1950's. Then like many leviathan bureaucracies they begin to dictate policy to their governments. Breaking down big bureaucracies that lose their way is extremely difficult. One of the things that makes our democratic rule of law society work (mostly) is the durability and independence of government bodies but unfortunately their inertial mass makes them an obstacle when policy needs to change quickly. The entrenched attitudes and shear inertial mass of the defense sector only gets worse as more and more money is poured into it. The end result is that things will only get much worse until the "rot" at the core of bad bureaucracy is expunged - usually amid some sort of government or societal crisis.

  • KnotchoLibre

    Jan 12, 2018

    this post is missing most of it's tweets

  • RonJ

    Jan 12, 2018

    William Binney said we have a turn key totalitarian state. Global debt has hit 230 trillion dollars. The next global financial crisis is approaching. Cycles of history follow the same path as empires rise and fall.

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