The uneasy coalition between liberal bloggers and the Democratic party is showing some cracks this week, in the wake of Congress' passage of an expansion in the Bush administration's wiretapping powers. Carl Hulse has the outlines here, and you can go much deeper here, here, and here. It's not clear yet how this will affect the Democratic presidential primary as most of the netroots anger is directed at the Congressional leadership and all the candidates either voted against it or have otherwise expressed their opposition, but people are wondering if any of them will show leadership on the issue. Markos Moulitsas is going on Meet the Press this Sunday (debating former Rep. Harold Ford, now chair of the DLC); surely more sparks will fly there.
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