Human rights supporters -- and we'd like to know who isn't one -- needed 60 votes in the Senate today to restore habeas corpus rights to detainees the United States is holding at Guantánamo Bay. They got 56.
Six Republicans -- Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, Chuck Hagel, Richard Lugar, John Sununu and Gordon Smith -- joined every Democrat in voting for cloture on the habeas corpus provision. Joseph Lieberman voted no.
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.