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    Senate votes to extend Patriot Act provisions about roving wiretaps, tracking "lone wolf" terrorists, and the ability of law enforcement officials access to records

    The Senate voted Thursday to extend three key provisions of the Patriot Act scheduled to expire at midnight, sending the measure to the House for consideration.
    The House had been scheduled to begin its Memorial Day recess on Thursday afternoon. However, a protracted dispute over the legislation in the Senate, fueled by conservative newcomer Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, muddied voting schedules and required the House to stay longer than planned.
    Late Thursday afternoon, Paul reached a deal with Senate leaders to allow votes on whether to table two of his amendments. Both amendments failed, and the subsequent vote on the measure to extend the Patriot Act provisions for four years passed easily on a 72-23 vote.
    The expiring provisions of the law passed after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks deal with roving wiretaps, tracking alleged "lone wolf" terrorists, and the ability of law enforcement officials to obtain any records they deem relevant to an investigation.
    More here: Senate approves extension of expiring Patriot Act provisions - CNN.com

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    I just got a breaking news email that said the House followed suit.
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    I remember when the dems were in the minority that this was evil. Guess things change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    I remember when the dems were in the minority that this was evil. Guess things change.
    That was then , this is now. Stop being a pain in the ass by paying attention to what Congress is doing.
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