Search Iowa's political blogs

Google Custom Search

Thursday, February 14, 2008

John Deeth Blog: FISA Fight Focused on Boswell, Blue Dogs

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

Leonard Boswell prominently displays a "Blue Dog Conservative Democrat" logo on his House web page. And this week, his Blue Dog partners control the fate of federal legislation granting telecommunications companies retroactive immunity for cooperating with the government in warrantless surveillance. Boswell and other self-described Blue Dogs are bucking Democratic leadership and joining with House Republicans to keep the retroactive immunity provision the Bush Administration wants. The Protect America Act, a stopgap measure, has been in place since a classified ruling from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court reportedly imposed limitations on the government's warrantless eavesdropping activities.

Labels:

<< Home

Mike Schramm
Andy Szal

Contact staff@iowapolitics.com with tips or news items for the blog.

An IowaPolitics.com round-up of excerpts from political blogs around the state.

See samples of IowaPolitics.com subscriber products

Take a no-obligation two-week free trial.

Contact Mike Schramm with questions about subscribing

Powered by Blogger

Site Meter