Tag Archive: Senator Patrick Leahy

“A Total Rollback Of Everything This Country Has Stood For”: Sen. Patrick Leahy Blasts Congressional Approval of Detainee Bill – Democracy Now Video

The Senate has agreed to give President Bush extraordinary power to detain and try prisoners in the so-called war on terror. The legislation strips detainees of the right to challenge their own detention and gives the President the power to…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Lawmakers Debate Establishing “Truth Commission” on Bush Admin Torture, Rendition and Domestic Spying – Democracy Now Transcript

On Capitol Hill, debate has begun over forming a truth commission to shed light on the Bush administration’s secret polices on detention, interrogation and domestic spying. A hearing on the issue was held Wednesday, two days after the Obama administration…
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Civil Liberties

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Lawmakers Debate Establishing “Truth Commission” on Bush Admin Torture, Rendition and Domestic Spying – Democracy Now Video

On Capitol Hill, debate has begun over forming a truth commission to shed light on the Bush administration’s secret polices on detention, interrogation and domestic spying. A hearing on the issue was held Wednesday, two days after the Obama administration…
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Civil Liberties

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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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Senate Judiciary Committee Approves New AG – TRNN Transcript

PAUL JAY, SENIOR NEWS EDITOR: Yesterday in U.S., Senate Judiciary Committee, President Bush’s nominee for new Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, was passed and sent to the Senate for confirmation. The most interesting votes of course were those of Dianne Feinstein…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Attorney General Nominee Michael Mukasey Defends Bush Admin on Post-9/11 Measures, But Vows Independence – Democracy Now Transcript

The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee appears set to back attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey, following his first day of confirmation hearings. On Wednesday, Mukasey defended many of President Bush’s most controversial post-9/11 policies, including holding prisoners without charge and denying…
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“A Total Rollback Of Everything This Country Has Stood For”: Sen. Patrick Leahy Blasts Congressional Approval of Detainee Bill – Democracy Now Transcript

The Senate has agreed to give President Bush extraordinary power to detain and try prisoners in the so-called war on terror. The legislation strips detainees of the right to challenge their own detention and gives the President the power to…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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