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House sends Patriot Act extension to Obama

February 26, 2010

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— Key provisions of the nation’s primary counterterrorism law would be extended for a year under a bill passed by the House on Thursday evening after Democrats retreated from adding new privacy protections.

The House voted 315 to 97 to extend the USA Patriot Act, sending the bill to President Barack Obama. Without the bill, the provisions would expire Sunday.

The Senate approved the extension Wednesday. The privacy protections were cast aside when Senate Democrats lacked the necessary 60-vote supermajority to pass them. Thrown away were restrictions and greater scrutiny on the government’s authority to spy on Americans and seize their records.

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mr_right_wing 4 years, 1 month ago

ooohhh, here we go again with dems who have a conveniently short memory. Yes, in the end Bush admitted there were no WMDs, none were ever found. However, when the rumour was fresh from Hussein almost every major democrat backed Bush as far as a need for further investigation. If it weren't so early I'd give you a list of well-known names (with quotes!). Then, Bush alone cannot get all the credit for 9/11...the Clinton administration was also aware of that threat and did nothing. (The 9/11 plan didn't come about after Bush was elected, it had been in the works for some time.) There is plenty of blame to go around. Bush wasn't the devil and democrats were not innocent as driven snow. I'll post again later if you don't believe me.....

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beatrice 4 years, 1 month ago

bliddel: "It's a major reason third-party candidates stole enough votes away from McCain to cost him the election."

Amazing the silly things people will type. The most basic of searches will show that Obama had 52.9% of all votes, with McCain getting 45.7%. That leaves just 1.4% for third-party votes. Not quite enough to gain the 52.9 percent advantage Obama had! Geez, some people are ignorant! Basic math, folks, basic math.

HM, you are very wrong on almost every level. It is also nice to see what you really think about your fellow Americans -- too stupid to think for themselves. Nice.

As far as WMDs go, even Bush himself admitted that there were no WMDs, so apparently he wasn't even willing to support himself on this idea! (Hello! Is anyone home?) Plus, we were attacked under his watch on 9/11. Sorry all of that obviousness isn't, you know, obvious to you.

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Healthcare_Moocher 4 years, 1 month ago

Sorry Beatrice, you see, people are only as smart as the media wants them to be. There is a reason for things like need to know. It is simply because many of our wonderful inhabitants do not have the capacity to understand anything other than what is in front of them.

Our decision making, and overall attitude about everything is derived from our experiences. If you are one that spent your life stacking bags on the end of a line in a factory, stopped by the liquor store every night and watched sit coms on TV, you are very much in the not informed category.

Despite what you believe, Saddam did, and was on a path to secure and produce WMD's. During the time he was flipping boogers on the UN his technology was being ported to rogue countries. That technology has now made its way to other not so good places.

No we found nothing during the war other than some emptied bio shells and the sterilized van w/ traces of VG a nerve agent, and heard nothing from the left wing media as anything they would say would support President Bush.

I would be ashamed to be a lock step, party line, media fed person, who only knows how to stack sacks. Bush had a few problems, yes, but he was a leader, had direction, and was blessed with foreign policy problems that dated back to Carter. Carter is the root of the problems now as he rolled over then, like Obloviate is doing now.

Our strongest defense is a strong offense. Obama will cost us years in foreign policy mistakes and the Dems will continue the spending that started during the last administration until we collectively will have nothing, any of us. There will be a new world order of the very rich and the poor.

I pitty our children.

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bliddel 4 years, 1 month ago

The absurd provisions of the PATRIOT act are the single greatest liability for the Republicans, who rammed the bill into law during the Bush 43 administration. It's a major reason third-party candidates stole enough votes away from McCain to cost him the election. It boggles my mind that the Democrats are stupid enough to perpetuate this authoritarian tyranny. PATRIOT hasn't stopped a single terrorist, but it sure has driven a lot of innocent citizens into paranoia. All it takes is the president's word, and anyone, citizen or not, can be held indefinitely, tortured, and denied his/her day in court. Sound a lot like Iran? America just isn't what it used to be. Until SCOTUS puts POTUS in his place, we ALL suffer.

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beatrice 4 years, 1 month ago

From the article: "The privacy protections were cast aside when Senate Democrats lacked the necessary 60-vote supermajority to pass them."

Am I the only one who read this in the article?

HM: "You guys miss W yet? He kept us safe."

No, we do not miss W yet, and no, he did not keep us safe. Even if you don't like Obama, I don't see how anyone can miss W. Not even close. As far as his keeping us safe, you are kidding, right? I mean, did you forget 9-11 so soon? How about our invading a country that didn't attack us?

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mr_right_wing 4 years, 1 month ago

Why would a DEMOCRAT-controlled Congress do this? What happened to outspoken democrats screaming about it being unconstitutional? Guess Bush knew what he was doing in this one small instance?? This isn't "Change we can believe in!" is it? Sounds like business as usual.

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Stuart Evans 4 years, 1 month ago

as of right now, I never want to hear about how George Bush destroyed anyones freedom. The democrats didn't even try with this. There wasn't a peep about it in the press until it was already on the presidents desk. and he will sign it. They have once again shown that our personal freedom isn't nearly as important as their failed health care message.

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barrypenders 4 years, 1 month ago

Jihad.

The boy's name Hussein hu(s)-sein is pronounced hoo-SAYN. It is of Arabic origin, and its meaning is "good; small handsome one". The name of a prominent person in Shiite Islam and a royal name in Jordan. American President Barack Hussein Obama..

So why is the Poser allowing the Aryan named State of Iran to take over Iraq? The Poser will do and say anything to 'Take', and signing this Bush bill, will get him some votes. He thinks. Janey Napoleantano just a couple of days ago said that the Fort Hood killer was a 'Terrorist'. Imagine that. A bonafide 'Crazy Person' according to PAD enablers, is a Terrorist? This is another attempt for the 'Blessed One', PADs, to get a few more votes..

Jihad.

Stimulus, ;Blessed One's Peeps, and Posercare live unmprecedented.

Darwin bless us all

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 1 month ago

This is becoming more laughable by the day, Obama and Dems that is.

Happy, far-lefties?

(laughter)

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K_Verses_The_World 4 years, 1 month ago

For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.

Romans 13:3

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barrypenders 4 years, 1 month ago

The Poser's Jihad is almost complete. He said so yesterday. "I'm the President and I can talk as long as I want". The Poser 'Controls'

Sit back and enjoy the ride

Stimulus, Jihad, and Posercare live unprecedented

Darwin bless us all

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leedavid 4 years, 1 month ago

Bozo; ".....a solid track of despair and stagnation"

We are on a solid track of despair and stagnation....did you see that heath care conference yesterday? Seen the unemployment numbers? Charlie Rangel?

Yep, despair and stagnation nation is what we have become. I thought "Help" was on its way.

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jaywalker 4 years, 1 month ago

"It's time to tell the party of no, NO!"

315 - 97, pal. Don't be a bozo.

"you'll get the country back on a solid track of despair and stagnation."

As opposed to what we have right now? One in five men out of work? Enough 'stimulus' money printed out of thin air that the move has burdened future generations w/ tens of thousands in EXTRA taxes? Soaring interest rates? Government being the number one new job creator? Swell.

"Just because spineless Democrats are a major disappointment "

Huh. Since the Patriot Act keeps getting passed by overwhelming majorities maybe some of these people might actually be privy to the positive results. Ya think?

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 1 month ago

Don't worry, snap, if you Repubs just keep brewing that tea, you'll get the country back on a solid track of despair and stagnation.

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 1 month ago

How's that hopenchange working out for you?

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 1 month ago

"The privacy protections were cast aside when Senate Democrats lacked the necessary 60-vote supermajority to pass them."

Just because spineless Democrats are a major disappointment doesn't mean that Republicans aren't doing everything they can to continue to muck things up.

But I guess that means it was a "bipartisan" effort.

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Healthcare_Moocher 4 years, 1 month ago

Not so bad afterall there eh, libtards! ;)

Hope and change... nope, just a bunch of BS!

You guys miss W yet? He kept us safe.

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Hydra 4 years, 1 month ago

Obama needs to veto the bill! Better to have none that one with no protections,

It's time to tell the party of no, NO!

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situveux1 4 years, 1 month ago

Great, the one thing I actually was hoping the Democrats would repeal. Now their completely worthless.

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