The Senate will debate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act today. Despite the heroic efforts of Senators Chris Dodd and Russ Feingold, all signs point toward capitulation by the Democrats.
Glenn Greenwald again tells you why you should care.
Daily Kos front-pager smintheus explains why the advocates touting this new, improved version of FISA are wrong about the oversight potential of inspectors-general.
The Barack Obama supporters against the FISA bill have been organizing at an incredible pace, but he indicated last week that he will vote for the bill. How far will he go in supporting various amendments offered by Senate Democrats?
I won’t be watching C-SPAN today, but if you are, feel free to “document the atrocities” in the comments (as Atrios might say).
UPDATE: mcjoan has more detail on the key votes that will take place today.
SECOND UPDATE: The FISA bill passed 69-28, with three not voting. McCain dodged another big vote.
The roll call vote is here:
No surprises from the Iowa senators: Grassley voted yes, and Harkin voted no.
Obama voted yes, as expected. Hillary voted no.