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Schumer to oppose FISA bill.

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Newsday reports that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will oppose the FISA bill because it grants retroactive immunity to telecoms and expands the president’s power to wiretap without court order. “If Schumer backs an effort to remove the immunity provisions, that could be a big deal,” writes John Riley. “No signal yet from Sen. Clinton on her position, and it’s not clear whether the Democrats will have enough votes to successfully attack the immunity issue.”

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UPDATE

Today, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) delivered an impassioned floor speech on the bill. Watch a portion of it:

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