The stupid people media are sold on this idea that Democrats and "Liberals" are all always wrong and evil, while Republicans and "Conservatives" are all always right and noble.
Pushed by the White House, last year Congress passed legislation temporarily authorizing warrentless wiretaps.
That authorization expires at the end of the day on Friday, and the White House has demanded Congress make it permanent and grant telecommunications firms which helped the NSA wiretaps retroactive and forward immunity.
While the Senate voted to make it permanent Tuesday, House Democrats are opposed to a provision for blanket immunity to telecommunication firms facing lawsuits for cooperating in the wiretapping program.
The House failed to agree Wednesday to make another temporary extension to the law to continue to seek a compromise.
On Thursday, Democrats ramped up their defiance as the House voted to hold two Bush confidants in contempt for ignoring subpoenas to testify to a committee about a scandal regarding the firing of prosecutors in 2006.
The House voted 223-32 to hold White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten and former Bush counselor Harriet Miers in contempt of Congress, a move quickly denounced by the administration as a waste of time.
"The Justice Department will not ask the United States Attorney to follow through on the contempt charges," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino warned even before the vote.
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