Tag Archive: Senator Barack Obama

U.S. Maintains Embargo of Cuba After 50 Years, Despite International Condemnation – Democracy Now Transcript

There are no commemorations planned in Washington, D.C., but today marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. embargo against Cuba — the longest-running embargo in the world. On February 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy formally expanded the harsh regime…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Democrats Lose on FISA – TRNN Transcript

After vowing in January to filibuster any FISA bill that included retroactive immunity for telecommunication companies, Obama changed his mind, voting on Wednesday for a FISA bill that included immunity. Obama was one of 22 Democratic Senators who voted for…
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Civil Liberties

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Democrats Lose on FISA – TRNN Video Link

After vowing in January to filibuster any FISA bill that included retroactive immunity for telecommunication companies, Obama changed his mind, voting on Wednesday for a FISA bill that included immunity. Obama was one of 22 Democratic Senators who voted for…
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Civil Liberties

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Obama and McCain Flip-Flop on FISA – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: New bill extends powers of president and grants immunity for past wrongs. The US Senate is poised to pass the FISA bill at the end of this week, following its passage by Congress last week. It sets new…
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Civil Liberties

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