FISA Hearing Delayed for Vacation

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200707/POL20070731d.html

    Dems' Delay of FISA Hearing Draws Fire from House GOP

    By Randy Hall
    CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor
    July 31, 2007

    (CNSNews.com) - House Republican leaders Tuesday criticized what they called an "11th hour decision" by Democrats to put off a hearing on updating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) until after Congress' August recess, warning that "national security can't be postponed."

    "Democrats have ignored, downplayed, and done everything possible to sidestep addressing the FISA problem," said House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a news release. "Now, they have canceled a hearing with the director of national intelligence (DNI) rather than have him address the issue directly on Capitol Hill."

    DNI Mike McConnell was scheduled to appear before the House Subcommittee on Community Management on Tuesday to report on the implementation of the 100-day plan he launched in April to address problems that have plagued intelligence efforts.

    As part of his presentation, McConnell was expected to discuss updating FISA along the lines given by President Bush during his radio address last Saturday.

    Instead, the long-scheduled hearing was canceled by the Democrats after business hours on Monday - with no explanation given.
     
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    So the Dems put off this meeting on one hand and out of the other side of his face Reid complains that the President will not partner with congress on intelligence matters in about the same moment. Should I ecxpect no less?
     
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    I heard on Brit Hume's news show on Fox News Channel that this issue has been resolved and will be passed before the Congress goes on its August recess.
     
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    You think this resolution involves restoring the fourth amendment? Naw, me neither. Times are jest to dangerous not to let the gubment spy on us and to encumber law enforcement with such quaint and unduly restrictive measures as search warrants.
     
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    Sometimes a little publicity does wonders. We'll see.
     

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