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How Nancy Pelosi Saved the NSA Surveillance Program

"The obituary of Rep. Justin Amash's amendment to claw back the sweeping powers of the National Security Agency has largely been written as a victory for the White House and NSA chief Keith Alexander, who lobbied the Hill aggressively in the days and hours ahead of Wednesday's shockingly close vote. But Hill sources say most of the credit for the amendment's defeat goes to someone else: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. It's an odd turn, considering that Pelosi has been, on many occasions, a vocal surveillance critic.

Ahead of the razor-thin 205-217 vote, which would have severely limited the NSA's ability to collect data on Americans' telephone records if passed, Pelosi privately and aggressively lobbied wayward Democrats to torpedo the amendment, a Democratic committee aid with knowledge of the deliberations tells The Cable.

"Pelosi had meetings and made a plea to vote against the amendment and that had a much bigger effect on swing Democratic votes against the amendment than anything Alexander had to say," said the source, keeping in mind concerted White House efforts to influence Congress by Alexander and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. "Had Pelosi not been as forceful as she had been, it's unlikely there would've been more Democrats for the amendment.""

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"Pelosi is no stranger to intelligence issues; she was a member of the House's intelligence committee in the aftermath of the September 9/11 attacks. In recent years, she's grown increasingly skeptical of surveillance powers authorized by the PATRIOT Act, which she voted against in 2005 when it was up for reauthorization and again in February. "Well, I didn't vote for the PATRIOT Act the last time it was up," she said today, at her weekly press briefing. "I don't want anybody to misunderstand a vote against the Amash resolution yesterday."

At the briefing, she emphasized her current effort circulating a letter for members to sign expressing concern over how metadata is collected. "The Administration is the custodian of the information. The ownership belongs to the American people," she said. "And we, as their Representatives, have to make decisions about it, we have to know more about it.""

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/07/25/how_nancy...



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If she voted against patriot

If she voted against patriot act reauthorization then why the hell would she lobby against Amash's ammendment? It don't make no sense.

It does make sense

Perfect sense. She is a deceiver. Her tradecraft is illusion and deceit. She has a base she needs to pander to - in the same way the "conservative" politicians need to con and manipulate theirs.

Greenwald lays it all out here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/25/democrat...

Pelosi Was Spied On By The NSA

It's very likely they have dirt on and are blackmailing her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DmN80yi5mo

"You have to pass

the bill to find out what's in it." Pelosi still being in office shows that she can say and do anything and not be held guilty. Lawless unaccountable government. Look at all the scandals and we have no results, nothing. Look at Weiner and Spitzer to see how ridiculous things can be, we have a disgusting depraved den of vipers and no way to police it. If history is a guide, these growing lies will eventually turn into piles of bodies. Very very sad.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

One major thing I noticed

The NSA supporters are trying to label Amash as "extreme." That is what they always did to Ron Paul.

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Hint, hint :

Hint, hint :

http://www.dailypaul.com/292238/a-reading-suggestion-for-ame...

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

I know

But the sheeple always fall for it.

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How Nancy Pelosi Saved The NSA Surveillance Program
Submitted by emalvini on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 16:19
in Politics, General + Law(s)
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How Nancy Pelosi Saved The NSA Surveillance Program

Posted By John Hudson Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 6:39 PM

The obituary of Rep. Justin Amash's amendment to claw back the sweeping powers of the National Security Agency has largely been written as a victory for the White House and NSA chief Keith Alexander, who lobbied the Hill aggressively in the days and hours ahead of Wednesday's shockingly close vote. But Hill sources say most of the credit for the amendment's defeat goes to someone else: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. It's an odd turn, considering that Pelosi has been, on many occasions, a vocal surveillance critic.

Ahead of the razor-thin 205-217 vote, which would have severely limited the NSA's ability to collect data on Americans' telephone records if passed, Pelosi privately and aggressively lobbied wayward Democrats to torpedo the amendment, a Democratic committee aid with knowledge of the deliberations tells The Cable.

I missed that article. Great

I missed that article. Great minds think alike. This happens a lot. We should have a way to delete duplicate same articles and bump those similar ones that have been buried.

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Ok Mikey!

Both You and I At it Again..

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Nancy Pelosi is a neo-con in

Nancy Pelosi is a neo-con in drag.

The real name that works behind the scenes

John D Rockefeller. He has sat on the Senate intelligence committee for over an unprecedented 10 years straight.

He is almost always minority/majority leader or vice.