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Here’s an important story. If you’re a regular reader, you know that for the last week, Spencer Ackerman’s been turning over important new ground in the latest FISA dispute. DNI Mike McConnell said that restrictive FISA regs led to a critical delay in obtaining a warrant to surveil Iraqi insurgents who’d kidnapped American soldiers. But Ackerman’s sources disputed McConnell’s account. And now the Associated Press has obtained documents that appear to confirm Spencer’s reporting. The delay wasn’t caused by FISA but because administration officials couldn’t get their act together quickly enough. Check out Spencer’s latest.