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FISA House Session on CSPAN — Open Thread

The House is debating whether or not to have a secret session on FISA that the Republicans have requested. When liberal Democrats sought one, they were turned down. But what Blunt wants, Blunt gets.

Still, the Democrats may actually be doing the right thing and standing up to Bush in the process, so that’s pretty cool.

Update: Well, this is weird. Dan Lungren seems to be saying that they can’t discuss any of the Judiciary or Intel committee information in secret session, so what’s the point?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Update II: Per a Democratic aide:

I think Republicans are the dog that caught the car. They thought we would say no, and now they don’t know what to do.

Kucinich wants to know what they’re going to talk about in the secret session. Hoyer: "I can’t tell you that because I don’t know."

Kucinich says he will not be attending a secret session on principle.

Um, to say that Dave Obey doesn’t think much of the value of a secret session would be something of an understatement.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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