Senate Passes Defense Authorization

The final vote was 86-13. No votes were Lee, Paul, DeMint, Risch, Crapo, and Coburn (the last three not on civil liberties grounds), and Cardin, Wyden, Sanders, Durbin, Franken, Harkin, and Merkley.

I’m sure Obama will sign this in time for us all to be indefinitely detained this weekend.

Update: Senator Franken sent out a statement explaining his no vote. It ends, “Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, and this wasn’t the way to mark its birthday.”

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JimWhiteGNV RT @CNN: Are you #WearingOrange? Some donned this color for National Gun Violence Awareness Day: http://t.co/e9zr9fHQCY http://t.co/bhJt7rF
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emptywheel RT @RepPeteKing: Today's Senate NSA vote is a victory for America, for freedom over ignorance and defeat for ISIS, Edward Snowden & Rand …
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JimWhiteGNV This ---> https://t.co/rqxFbGazH7 But with FIFA reform vs. FISA reform.
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JimWhiteGNV Don't you feel safer now?
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emptywheel @onekade *waving back vigorously*
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emptywheel So was McConnell's declaration of victory for Edward Snowden the first a Senator has gotten his name correct?
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