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Originally by Flinx
I thought I had slipped into a parallel universe.
from the yahoo article
...and secret warrants for books, records and other items from businesses, hospitals and organizations such as libraries.
The Democrats used the constitutionally questionable filibuster tactic to put all Americans lives in danger....
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
The vote is a surprise. Most people expected it to fly through. And there's still the chance they could vote again in the next few days and pass it, but for now, it's been turned down.
[edit on 16-12-2005 by Benevolent Heretic]
The terror-fighting USA Patriot Act may have a new lease on life. The GOP-controlled Senate on Wednesday approved a six-month extension of the USA Patriot Act to keep the anti-terror law from expiring on Dec. 31. President Bush gave it his grudging blessing.
The Republican-controlled House is now expected to come back and consider the legislation keeping the 16 provisions of the law passed after the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington from expiring.
Senate Renews Patriot Act
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
WASHINGTON — Late Wednesday evening, senators struck a deal that will fully reauthorize the Patriot Act in its current form for six months and give lawmakers the chance to revisit controversial portions of the act that have been subject to extensive opposition.
Soon after the deal was announced, the Senate passed the extension.
PA still lives