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Congressional Leaders Reach Agreement On Patriot Act Extension

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Top congressional leaders agreed Thursday to a four-year extension of the anti-terrorist Patriot Act, the controversial law passed ...

House GOP Leaders Caught Off Guard As Tea Party Flexes Muscle

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The clout of tea party advocates and other hard-line conservatives in Congress has caught top Republicans by surprise, raising ques...