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I Must Have Missed the Feingold Outrage Press Release

Real­ize it is the hol­i­days and all, but you’d think Fein­gold (or his PAC) would have said some­thing about this by now.

Unless of course, it’s his pres­i­dent and he’s hold­ing out hope for an appoint­ment or something?

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama has signed into law a five-year exten­sion of the U.S. government’s author­ity to mon­i­tor the over­seas activ­ity of sus­pected for­eign spies and terrorists.

The war­rant­less inter­cept pro­gram would have expired at the end of 2012 with­out the president’s approval. The renewal bill won final pas­sage in the Sen­ate on Friday.

Known as the For­eign Intel­li­gence Sur­veil­lance Act, the law allows the gov­ern­ment to mon­i­tor over­seas phone calls and emails with­out obtain­ing a court order for each intercept.

In 2008, Fein­gold — then try­ing to force Obama more and more left when it comes to pla­cat­ing ter­ror­ists — called the law “a black mark” on the Con­gress, tried to fil­i­buster it, and called it “one of the great­est assaults on the Con­sti­tu­tion I can think of in the his­tory of our country.”

Funny, I always thought it was “McCain-Feingold,” and I have the Supreme Court back­ing my opin­ion up.

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