Annnd there's the FISA bill passed!
227 to 183? I thought that we *lost* the House last November.
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Took 'em long enough, but I suppose that the delay was inevitable:
House approves wiretap bill
By CHARLES BABINGTON
WASHINGTON - The House handed President Bush a victory Saturday, voting to expand the government's abilities to eavesdrop without warrants on foreign suspects whose communications pass through the United States.
The 227-183 vote, which followed the Senate's approval Friday, sends the bill to Bush for his signature. He had urged Congress to approve it, saying Saturday, "Protecting America is our most solemn obligation."
You can see the final results here. Speaker Pelosi and Rep Emanuel voted against it, if you're interested - which is fascinating. You'd think that they would have fought harder, if they were really opposed...
(discreet snort of laughter)
Yeah, I know.
PS: Oh, don't feel so bad: at least you guys got that energy bill that the Democratic leadership ostensibly came back to Washington in order to pass. Of course, said bill has to be reconciled with the Senate first, and is facing a veto threat anyway - but it's the thought that counts, right?