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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bmaz Maybe the Greeks don't want/need those EU freaks
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emptywheel @JeffLandale You could just make them write online more. Enforced tweeting ought to cure them of that space profligacy.
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bmaz @NewEnglandDevil I'd never!
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bmaz You mean like Dan Balz?? https://t.co/CnnAUgbjvG
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bmaz .@NewEnglandDevil You have not seen Donald Trump's dick pics?? That is simply because they are too small.
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bmaz USA Fuck You Americans Act. But, hey, I am sure I am far too intemperate for these kind of suggestions. https://t.co/ddGpWqAYQA
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emptywheel @JeffLandale Old people who write primarily on dead trees do, for readability. But they're dying out quickly.
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emptywheel BTW: I loathe ref to USAF as "Freedom Act" more than its other ridiculous names. Gonna have to come up w/new nickname.
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emptywheel @dametzger I think they're beyond embarrassment, which is why they should be mocked out of existence.
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JimWhiteGNV I assume that even though an Iran deal appears imminent, McCain and Lieberman will call for bombing Iran as deadline passes.
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bmaz And don't let the "aw shucks" persona fool you oh so brilliant DC Politico types, Favre seems genuinely far more intelligent than Trump.
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bmaz I mean, sure, Favre waffled on retirement+sent a dick pic, but he didn't raid+plunder US Bankruptcy system for his survival and "success"
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