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Dodd Wins; AT$T Spying Bill Postponed to Next Year

Connecticut senator Christopher Dodd's threatened filibuster of a bill giving immunity to telecoms that helped the government spy on Americans unexpectedly carried the day Monday, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to postpone the vote on the measure until after the winter break. "I felt so strongly about this issue I was determined to do everything in my power to stop it," Dodd said. "I am grateful we are moving on to other issues and that we will return to this matter in January. My hope is between now and then we can resolve this matter. If it's not I'll be back here opposing those provisions giving immunity." Download entire article in PDF format.
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