It’s A Done Deal

And our goose is cooked: Bushs immunity demand wins Senate test votepdf

President George W. Bushs demand for immunity for telephone companies that participated in his warrantless domestic spying program won a test vote on Monday in the Democratic-led U.S. Senate.

On a vote of 76-10, far more than the needed 60, the Senate cleared a procedural hurdle and began considering a bill to increase congressional and judicial oversight of the electronic surveillance of enemy targets.

Also Telecom Industry Wins a Round on Eavesdropping

Later: Well, not yet, but soon, I fear — Telecom Immunity Issue Derails Spy Law Overhaulpdf