Go to this post on Daily Kos and watch the video to understand what is happening today in the Senate.
All of the proposed amendments to the FISA update bill have now been voted down. This afternoon, the Senate will affirm that the President of the United States and his vassals and corporate enablers are above the law. To be clear: Bush commited a felony under federal law, and he is about to be, in a sense, pardoned by a Democratic Congress. Furthermore, the bill preserves the ability of the president to spy on Americans without a warrant.
Once again, here is the 4th Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
This bill is unconstitutional. Obama supports it. Disgraceful.