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September 29, 2006

House and Senate act on wiretaps, military tribunals for terrorist detainees [Dave in Texas]

Republicans push back before November elections, with a healthy dose of "put up or shut up".

In a 232-191 vote in the House, representatives pass bill that would grant legal status for warrantless wiretaps, with some new restrictions.

Pelosi, et. al., apoplectic.

And the Senate passes a bill to create military commissions to prosecute terrorism suspects. There is little doubt the House will follow suit tomorrow, sending Bush the bill he asked for.

BONUS: Senate rejects Specter's amendment that would have allowed terror suspects to file habeus corpus petitions in court.

Lincoln would have approved.


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