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House to close its doors for spying bill
AP via Yahoo ^ | March 13, 2008

Posted on 03/13/2008 9:40:24 PM PDT by gondramB

WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders agreed Thursday to a rare closed-door session — the first in 25 years — to debate surveillance legislation.

Republicans requested privacy for what they termed "an honest debate" on the new Democratic eavesdropping bill that is opposed by the White House and most Republicans in Congress.

The closed-door debate was scheduled for late Thursday night, after the House chamber could be cleared and swept by security personnel to make sure there are no listening devices.

The last private session in the House was in 1983 on U.S. support for paramilitary operations in Nicaragua. Only five closed sessions have taken place in the House since 1825.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government
KEYWORDS: 110th; calea; carnivore; privacy; veto; wiretapping; wot
So why does the House need privacy unless they have something to hide?
1 posted on 03/13/2008 9:40:25 PM PDT by gondramB
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To: traviskicks

ping


2 posted on 03/13/2008 9:41:13 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: gondramB

I’m sure the “leak-proof” congress will keep all of this secret from the public. LOL!


3 posted on 03/13/2008 9:42:26 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: gondramB

Wait a second. They had the place swept so no one could eavesdrop on their discussion of eavesdropping? Too funny.


4 posted on 03/13/2008 9:44:20 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Nuke the ACLU and their snivel rights)
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To: ozaukeemom

I meant to say ironic. Ooops


5 posted on 03/13/2008 9:45:01 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Nuke the ACLU and their snivel rights)
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To: ozaukeemom
Wait a second. They had the place swept so no one could eavesdrop on their discussion of eavesdropping?

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6 posted on 03/13/2008 9:52:44 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: gondramB

The way W responded to it, he looked like he had given up. Just lowering his gaze, trying to be assertive, but still looking meek.


7 posted on 03/13/2008 10:19:36 PM PDT by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: The_Republican

He’s acting like a typical short-timer. Makes me sad.


8 posted on 03/13/2008 10:33:08 PM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing democrat-"ic" about democrats.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
our government is populated by silver spoon morons with ivory tower attitudes, inept, self serving, short sighted, greedy, ignorant, complacent and pudgy weaklings.

at the rate things are going I wouldn't be surprised if the house of cards folds up soon

9 posted on 03/13/2008 10:38:35 PM PDT by KTM rider (McCain '08, ...plan B is better than no plan at all)
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“The closed-door debate was scheduled for late Thursday night, after the House chamber could be cleared and swept by security personnel to make sure there are no listening devices.

If memory serves me correctly after the last closed-door session we got the Iran-Contra Affair.
10 posted on 03/13/2008 11:06:47 PM PDT by wrightwinger98
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To: gondramB

It’s about time Congress didn’t debate national security tools in front of the world.


11 posted on 03/13/2008 11:14:04 PM PDT by skr (How majestic is Thy Name, O Lord, and how mighty are Thy Works!)
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To: skr

I do understand the actual need. I just found the situation ironic.


12 posted on 03/13/2008 11:32:10 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: gondramB

Exactly. People with integrity and are moral don’t have to hide anything.


13 posted on 03/14/2008 12:02:04 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: gondramB

Oh yes, it is that!


14 posted on 03/14/2008 1:12:19 AM PDT by skr (How majestic is Thy Name, O Lord, and how mighty are Thy Works!)
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To: skr
It’s about time Congress didn't debate national security tools in front of the world.

You know in a perfect world, one with a congress full of patriots, the bill could be debated in open.

They would as one stand and tell the enemy in no uncertain terms we will get them with all the technology, surveillance and more importantly resolve we can muster as a nation.

Instead we suffer from fools who can't or won't allow agencies to do their job. Congressmen who frankly subvert this government, through warped morality and a lack of honor.

15 posted on 03/14/2008 1:21:21 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: gondramB

Before we begin this newsconference, I want to call
your attention to the hard copy of the report we
prepared for the media and have just handed out.





16 posted on 03/14/2008 3:08:02 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Now, now, I’m sure there are clear protocols for leaking classified information.


17 posted on 03/14/2008 3:10:47 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: skr

Don’t worry , the Dems are traitors and whores so they will leak anything that benefits them.


18 posted on 03/14/2008 3:12:36 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: SkyPilot
Oh my God what a brain trust that is.....

Thank God they are not Proctologist.............

19 posted on 03/14/2008 3:13:24 AM PDT by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: gondramB
Now, now, I’m sure there are clear protocols for leaking classified information.

Well, you're right.

These two Senators have to told what Classified information is being leaked so they can erase their sent e-mail messages.


20 posted on 03/14/2008 3:15:01 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: gondramB

A steak dinner and lots of chivas regal?


21 posted on 03/14/2008 3:17:23 AM PDT by listenhillary (You watch, Hillary will challenge McCain for the R nomination)
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To: gondramB

We’re going to get royally screwed.


22 posted on 03/14/2008 4:03:09 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (!)
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To: freekitty

“Exactly. People with integrity and are moral don’t have to hide anything.”

Except when they live under a tyranical, corrupt government.


23 posted on 03/14/2008 4:04:27 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (!)
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To: gondramB

Is this the transparency in government the deomcrats have been promising?


24 posted on 03/14/2008 5:57:26 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: gondramB
House Democratic leaders agreed Thursday to a rare closed-door session — the first in 25 years

I'm confused. I thought the democrats just did this a couple of years ago?

25 posted on 03/14/2008 6:27:16 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: gondramB

In this case, the REPUBLICANS are asking for this, and the democrats didn’t want to do it but they have no real choice.

The Democrats are afraid that the Republicans will bring up classified information that will then make it impossible for the democrats to make their pretty speeches in open session because they will have heard the classified information.


26 posted on 03/14/2008 6:32:45 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SkyPilot

In this case it’s the house, not the senate.


27 posted on 03/14/2008 6:34:18 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Now I understand. It's the first HOUSE closed-door session. The senate democrats forced one in 2005 to "complain" about republicans dragging their feet on a report that the democrats knew was about to be issued.

Senate Democrats call for closed-door meeting

28 posted on 03/14/2008 6:35:38 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
In this case it’s the house, not the senate.

Yes, I know that. It was a joke that the House would coordinate with the Senators who are the known big leakers. Humor and sarcasm there.

29 posted on 03/14/2008 6:52:41 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: gondramB

What goes on in the house stays in the house. Right?


30 posted on 03/14/2008 7:22:04 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Just Lori
>>He’s acting like a typical short-timer. Makes me sad.”

Not to worry, you'll get another just like him soon....if your lucky.

Good moral man, weak leader.

31 posted on 03/14/2008 8:15:19 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Just Lori
The short timer infuriates me.
32 posted on 03/14/2008 10:30:47 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Exactly. Thanks.


33 posted on 03/14/2008 10:32:35 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Exactly. Thanks.


34 posted on 03/14/2008 10:32:36 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: gondramB
Duplicate, already posted here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1985667/posts

35 posted on 03/14/2008 11:22:12 AM PDT by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: gondramB

I hope you were being sarcastic. The evidence that is going to be presented would compromise ongoing surveillance operations.


36 posted on 03/14/2008 1:23:10 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Kaslin

>>Duplicate, already posted here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1985667/posts<<

Not that I mind it being posted twice..but just for the record, lest anyone think I did not search first...

1 posted on 03/13/2008 9:40:25 PM PDT by gondramB

1 posted on 03/14/2008 8:34:16 AM PDT by Kaslin


37 posted on 03/14/2008 1:34:09 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: firebrand

>>I hope you were being sarcastic. The evidence that is going to be presented would compromise ongoing surveillance operations.<<

I completely understand the need. I just thought it was ironic.


38 posted on 03/14/2008 1:35:27 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: gondramB

Obviousely you did not do a search, or other wise you would have found that it was already posted


39 posted on 03/14/2008 2:37:23 PM PDT by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: Kaslin

>>Obviousely you did not do a search, or other wise you would have found that it was already posted<<

Kaslin look at the dates... I was being polite out of respect for your elder status but... you are appear to be the one who did not do a good search and posted a duplicate thread of a thread that was already in breaking news.

1 posted on 03/13/2008 9:40:25 PM PDT by gondramB

1 posted on 03/14/2008 8:34:16 AM PDT by Kaslin

3/13 comes before 3/14


40 posted on 03/14/2008 2:52:45 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: gondramB

Oops my mistake. I looked at the time, not the date. My apologies


41 posted on 03/14/2008 2:54:35 PM PDT by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: Kaslin

No problem - I had to triple check because that’s just the kind of mistake I’d make .


42 posted on 03/14/2008 3:03:43 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: gondramB

Thanks


43 posted on 03/14/2008 3:07:05 PM PDT by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: gondramB; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ...
Libertarian ping! To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here.
44 posted on 03/14/2008 5:31:05 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: gondramB

So much for Peloski’s “transparency” in govt.


45 posted on 03/17/2008 4:18:23 PM PDT by PsyOp (Truth in itself is rarely sufficient to make men act. - Clauswitz, On War, 1832.)
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