The Senate voted today, 67-31, against an amendment to the amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. This vote effectively granted immunity to telephone companies (like AT&T) who were complicit in the warrantless wiretapping of US citizens.
Senator Barack Obama aligned with the forces of light, resisting the Bush administration's overwrought fear-mongering and stood for the rights of individual citizens.
Senator John McCain bowed to popular pressure despite previously expressing unwillingness to grant immunity.
Senator Hillary Clinton was one of two members of the Senate who could not be bothered to turn up.