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(Heart)Breaking News: What a difference a Democrat Senate/House would have made today!

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What a difference a Democrat Senate and/or House would have made today!

Now your America, the once fabled land of liberty, will not only hold military tribunals, but will be allowed to hold prisoners without the right of Habeas Corpus. In other words, if the government lacks evidence to convict an accused terrorist, they can just keep them locked up -- forever. How sad. No terrorist attack could harm America more than this will.

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> The Senate, siding with President Bush shortly after he personally lobbied lawmakers at the Capitol, rejected a move Thursday by a leading Republican to allow terrorism suspects to challenge their imprisonment in court. The vote paved the way for final passage of Bush's plan to establish "military commissions" to prosecute terrorism suspects in legislation that also spells out violations of the Geneva Conventions, a treaty that sets international standards for the treatment of war prisoners.

> The Senate voted 48-51 against an amendment by Sen. Arlen Specter that would have allowed terror suspects to file "habeas corpus" petitions in court. Specter contends the ability to such pleas is considered a fundamental legal right and is necessary to uncover abuse.
> "This is a constitutional requirement and it is fundamental that Congress not legislate contradiction to a constitutional interpretation of the Supreme Court," said Specter, R-Pa., chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
> Three Republicans voted with Specter but others in the GOP caucus contended that providing terror suspects the right to unlimited appeals weighs down the federal court system.
And here are the folks who voted and how: Notice the number of "R's" in the "Nay" column.

> YEAs ---48
> Akaka (D-HI)
> Baucus (D-MT)
> Bayh (D-IN)
> Biden (D-DE)
> Bingaman (D-NM)
> Boxer (D-CA)
> Byrd (D-WV)
> Cantwell (D-WA)
> Carper (D-DE)
> Chafee (R-RI)
> Clinton (D-NY)
> Conrad (D-ND)
> Dayton (D-MN)
> Dodd (D-CT)
> Dorgan (D-ND)
> Durbin (D-IL)
> Feingold (D-WI)
> Feinstein (D-CA)
> Harkin (D-IA)
> Inouye (D-HI)
> Jeffords (I-VT)
> Johnson (D-SD)
> Kennedy (D-MA)
> Kerry (D-MA)
> Kohl (D-WI)
> Landrieu (D-LA)
> Lautenberg (D-NJ)
> Leahy (D-VT)
> Levin (D-MI)
> Lieberman (D-CT)
> Lincoln (D-AR)
> Menendez (D-NJ)
> Mikulski (D-MD)
> Murray (D-WA)
> Nelson (D-FL)
> Obama (D-IL)
> Pryor (D-AR)
> Reed (D-RI)
> Reid (D-NV)
> Rockefeller (D-WV)
> Salazar (D-CO)
> Sarbanes (D-MD)
> Schumer (D-NY)
> Smith (R-OR)
> Specter (R-PA)
> Stabenow (D-MI)
> Sununu (R-NH)
> Wyden (D-OR)
> NAYs ---51
> Alexander (R-TN)
> Allard (R-CO)
> Allen (R-VA)
> Bennett (R-UT)
> Bond (R-MO)
> Brownback (R-KS)
> Bunning (R-KY)
> Burns (R-MT)
> Burr (R-NC)
> Chambliss (R-GA)
> Coburn (R-OK)
> Cochran (R-MS)
> Coleman (R-MN)
> Collins (R-ME)
> Cornyn (R-TX)
> Craig (R-ID)
> Crapo (R-ID)
> DeMint (R-SC)
> DeWine (R-OH)
> Dole (R-NC)
> Domenici (R-NM)
> Ensign (R-NV)
> Enzi (R-WY)
> Frist (R-TN)
> Graham (R-SC)
> Grassley (R-IA)
> Gregg (R-NH)
> Hagel (R-NE)
> Hatch (R-UT)
> Hutchison (R-TX)
> Inhofe (R-OK)
> Isakson (R-GA)
> Kyl (R-AZ)
> Lott (R-MS)
> Lugar (R-IN)
> Martinez (R-FL)
> McCain (R-AZ)
> McConnell (R-KY)
> Murkowski (R-AK)
> Nelson (D-NE)
> Roberts (R-KS)
> Santorum (R-PA)
> Sessions (R-AL)
> Shelby (R-AL)
> Stevens (R-AK)
> Talent (R-MO)
> Thomas (R-WY)
> Thune (R-SD)
> Vitter (R-LA)
> Voinovich (R-OH)
> Warner (R-VA)
> Not Voting - 1
> Snowe (R-ME)
> November .... Remember this in November

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