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15 Day Extension on FISA

It’s being reported in the comments that Hoyer announced on CSPAN1 that a 15 day extension on the Protect America Act has been agreed upon by the House, Senate and Bush:

The House is done dealing with FISA for now. It took up a bill providing a 30 day extension (HR 5104), amened the extension from 30 days to 15 days, debated it briefly, then passed with a 2/3rds majority (waiving all rules requires a supermajority of this size) on a voice vote – no roll call.

Announcement of passage will occur in the Senate forthwith.

Meanwhile, enjoy this exclusive video of Republicans negotiating in good faith with Democrats to give Dick Cheney and the telecoms retroactive immunity. (h/t Avedon)

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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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