FISA passes providing immunity to wiretapping telcos

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From TPM today:

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new federal wiretapping law this afternoon by a vote of 69-28.

After last month's approval of a similar measure in the House, today's vote essentially clears the way for the bill to go to the White House for a final signature. ... Sen Barack Obama (D-IL) voted for the bill.

From TPM in 2007, a quote from Obama's campaign:

"To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies."

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