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Nelson defends new FISA law

07/14/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Many local and state politicians were in St. Petersburg Saturday night, at the Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee’s Jefferson Jackson dinner.

One of them was U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who said that Barack Obama has told him he is determined to win Florida in November.

Before his speech, WMNF asked the senator a couple of questions – one was about energy and the louder calls for drilling off Florida’s coast, and about FISA – the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which Congr...

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Democratic group angry at Obama listen

07/08/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Debate on amending the controversial FISA bill in the Senate began today, though votes on the bill and three different amendments won’t happen until tomorrow.

Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama has angered some of his supporters in recent weeks by agreeing to vote for the GOP-sponsored amendments to FISA, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

On Obama's own social networking website, a group of supporters lobbying the senator for a "no" vote on the FISA amendments have ama...

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Charlie Rose on security after 9/11 listen

03/25/08 Mark Anderson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Hillsborough County League of Women Voter’s held a forum today to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding the reduction of terror threats at the cost of diminished personal freedom.

Professor Charlie Rose of Stetson University, a law professor and former Judge Advocate General in the service gave his views on the current situation.

In post 9/11 America, there was a widely accepted view that terrorism threats needed to be reduced at all costs, including the cost of reduced huma...

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