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Feingold another topic of discussion [Mar. 24th, 2006|12:05 pm]
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[mood |blahblah]

From the Yahoo! Group Feingold08, I just received an email with the following information:

5:00 PM (Central Time) Media Talk with Dave Berkman

On Media Talk, after five, Dave Berkman asks his guest, "Can liberal blogs and websites do for Russ Feingold what they did, at least briefly, for Howard Dean in 2004?"

If you don't have a Wisconsin Public Radio station near you, you can still listen to it here.

UPDATE: WPR's site doesn't mention that the conversation will be Russ-specific, but with it being Wisconsin Public Radio, it's likely to be a topic of discussion...not sure where the Feingold08 poster got their synopsis.
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For those of you who missed it... [Mar. 24th, 2006|08:27 am]
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[mood |chipperchipper]

Crooks and Liars has video of Sen. Russ Feingold's appearance on The Daily Show from last night.

Video Goodness.

Also, as an added bonus...

Head on over to GOP.com. Their "Top Story" at the moment is a link to their radio ad that they are using to try to counter Russ's call for justice. The "Unsolved Mysteries"/scary piano in the background is a really nice touch.

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A Little Desperate Aren't We? [Mar. 24th, 2006|08:20 am]
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[mood |amusedamused]

If I were Senator Feingold, I'd almost be flattered by this.

Text of RNC Attack Ads

September eleventh changed our country.

And it changed how America responds to terrorists.

President Bush is working to keep American families safe.

Passing the Patriot Act which has disrupted over one hundred and fifty terrorist threats and cells and making sure the US is monitoring terrorist communications.

But some Democrats are working against these efforts to secure our country, opposing the Patriot Act and terrorist surveillance program.

Their leader is Russ Feingold.

Now Feingold and other Democrats want to censure the President. Publicly reprimanding President Bush for pursuing suspected members of al Qaeda.

Some Democrats are even calling for President Bush’s impeachment.

Is this how Democrats plan to win the War on Terror?

Call Russ Feingold and ask him why he’s more interested in censuring the President than protecting our freedom.

Even the Republicans acknowledge that Russ is a leader. :o)

Oh and Bush, nice try on the spin-job. He's not pursuing a reprimand because you like chasing your own tail when it comes to al Qaeda, he's pursuing such a reprimand because YOU BROKE THE LAW! Which, if you think about it, doesn't that put you on the same 'level' as al Qaeda? How many victims in your crime Bush? Sadly, we'll never really know.

Just for good measure, here's a few snippets from a news article talking about censure:

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If you find a few extra sheckels in your wallet or decorative handbag, please help counter the idiotic Republican spin-machine by showing your financial support for Russ and his Progessive Patriots. Click Here.

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Feingold leads defense of rights, citizens [Dec. 16th, 2005|03:35 pm]
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Patriot act extension rejected!
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National Coverage [Dec. 8th, 2005|11:37 am]
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Russ is featured in this NPR Morning Edition story featuring his town hall meetings and longstanding opinions.
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What Russ is up to [Nov. 18th, 2005|03:04 pm]
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Senators Threaten to Hold Up Patriot Act
Nov 17 1:21 PM US/Eastern
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Associated Press Writer


A bipartisan group of senators told congressional leaders Thursday they will try to block reauthorization of the Patriot Act to protest the elimination Senate-mandated protections against "unnecessary and intrusive government surveillance" in a House-Senate compromise.

"If further changes are not made, we will work to stop this bill from becoming law," GOP Sens. Larry Craig, John Sununu and Lisa Murkowski and Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin, Russ Feingold and Ken Salazar said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence committees.

This came a day after House-Senate negotiators crafted a tentative compromise to make most provisions of the existing law permanent, and set new seven-year sunsets for rules on wiretapping, obtaining business records under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and new standards for monitoring "lone wolf" terrorists who may be operating independent of a foreign agent or power.

Congress is facing two deadlines: lawmakers want to leave before the end of the week for Thanksgiving, and more than a dozen provisions of the Patriot Act expire at the end of the year if Congress doesn't renew them.

The Republican-controlled House hopes to approve the compromise on Friday, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., told senators Thursday they will have to address the legislation "before we leave."
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(no subject) [Sep. 16th, 2005|03:17 pm]
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Did anyone see Russ question Judge Roberts? I didn't see him and it's not on the C-SPAN web site. :(
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looks like Russ is running for Pres in 08 [Aug. 9th, 2005|04:42 pm]
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Russ Feingold, a potential presidential candidate in 2008, will visit New Hampshire next month, the state with the first primary in the nation.

Feingold campaign spokesman George Aldrich said Monday that the Wisconsin Democrat has accepted an invitation to appear at a fundraiser and news conference with Manchester's Democratic mayor, Bob Baines, who is up for re-election. Feingold also will speak at the first annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner, hosted by the Rockingham County Democrats.

But Aldrich said the visit had nothing to do with a possible presidential campaign. "This is a way for him to help Democrats across the county get elected."
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From the senate floor. [May. 22nd, 2005|06:03 pm]
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Mr. President, it is not uncommon for Senators to stand in the Senate and tell their colleagues and the American people that an upcoming vote is one of the most important the Senate will ever take. We are the masters of hyperbole in this body, forever standing on the precipices and poised on the brink of momentous decisions. But today, I think most will agree with me: We truly are at such a moment. The Senate is on the verge of making a decision with potentially enormous consequences for this institution and for the country and the people we serve. At stake is not just the fate of a handful of judicial nominations or of a future Supreme Court nomination, as important as they may be. No, the decisions made this week will resonate far beyond this Chamber and far beyond the current controversy.Collapse )
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Press releases. [Apr. 28th, 2005|05:09 pm]
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Feingold, Graham Introduce Legislation To Reform Health Care Now Bipartisan Bill Forces Congress to Tackle the Health Care Crisis in AmericaCollapse )

Feingold Works To Protect Cranes And Their HabitatsCollapse )
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