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Senator Obama Breaks Promise and Votes For the FISA Amendments Act

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Breaking an October 2007 promise, Senator Obama votes for retroactive immunity in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act of 2008. In his statement Senator Obama writes: "It is not all that I would want. But given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay. So I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as President, I will carefully monitor the program, review the report by the Inspectors General, and work with the Congress to take any additional steps I deem necessary to protect the lives - and the liberty - of the American people."

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Friday, June 20, 2008 (All day)
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