I was hoping that Glenn Greenwald was getting bad information over the weekend, but it looks like, once again, the Congressional Democrats have no spine when it comes to FISA-overreaching by this Administration> Apparently, telcom company amnesty is now going to be given on a showing that the President said that what he asked them to do was legal: Congress Nears Deal on Surveillance Bill.

Just think of the precedent — whatever the President says is legal *is* legal? The end of a government of laws, not men, apparently.

See also Steny Hoyer’s Offices Lied to Me Today.