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Patriot Act Extension

"See Something, Say Something" And Impunity for Profiling

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

The "See Something, Say Something Act" seeks to amend the Homeland Security Act so that any person who files a report in "good faith" will be immune from civil suit. We should be skeptical of any act extending immunity from the law.

Fool Me Once...

Emily Berman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Emily Berman

The American people deserve to hear a real debate about what government surveillance programs are doing in their name. Only then can we make an informed decision about whether the claimed security benefits of those programs justify their costs.

Patriotism Then and Now

Jonathan Richards | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Patriot Act Extension Signed By Obama

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of pos...

Congress Sends Patriot Act Extension To Obama

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday passed a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit ...

Senate Passes Patriot Act Extension

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

The Senate voted 72-23 Thursday to extend the government's Patriot Act powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. ...

Sam Stein

White House Puts The Screws To Congress On The Patriot Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The abrupt decision by Senate leadership on Thursday to reconsider their opposition to a controversial Patriot Act amendment came as a b...

Sam Stein

Rand Paul's Controversial Gun Records Amendment May Get Patriot Act Vote After All

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leadership seems poised to acquiesce to Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) demand that the chamber vote on an amendment that wou...

Congress Faces Midnight Deadline On Patriot Act

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday passed a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of te...

Senate Votes To Move Ahead With Patriot Act Extension

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A tight deadline looming, the Senate on Monday advanced a four-year extension of the Patriot Act, the controversial law that govern...

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 ...

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, But Will the Patriot Act Live On?

Aaron Swartz | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Aaron Swartz

The Patriot Act is (again) up for renewal this month. By ending the Patriot Act's erosion of our civil liberties, we can protect the freedoms that make America worth fighting for.

Senate Panel Approves Patriot Act Extensions

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to extend until the end of 2013 three post-Sept. 11 terror-fighting practices that...

Congress Extends Patriot Act Measures For 90 Days

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In story Feb. 15 about the Senate voting to extend antiterrorism measures, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a "lone w...

Sam Stein

Lieberman: Senate Democrats Eying Three-Month Patriot Act Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), chair of the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said on Tuesday that Senate...

OPPOSITES ATTRACT: In Bipartisan Vote, House Rejects Patriot Act Extension

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday failed to extend the life of three surveillance tools that are key to the nation's post-Sept. 11 anti-terror l...

Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend: House Dems and 26 Republicans (Including Tea Partiers) Vote Down Patriot Act Extension

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Mendelson

This may be the start of the genuine liberals in Congress joining with the genuine conservatives in order to attempt to stop the genuinely un-American activities occurring post-9/11 on our watch and in our name.

Jeff Muskus

Democrats Spar With Obama DOJ Over PATRIOT Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When President Obama was Senator Obama, he had deep reservations about the expansion of executive authority. Now that he wields that authority, he app...

Senate Passes 1-Year Extension Of Key Patriot Act Provisions

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Key provisions of the nation's primary counterterrorism law would be extended for a year under a bill passed by the House Thursday ...

Lawmakers Weigh Patriot Act Extension

L.A. Times | David G. Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington - The Patriot Act -- a favorite tool in the George W. Bush administration's fight against terrorism -- may be renamed later...

Obama Supports Extending Patriot Act Provisions

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration supports extending three key provisions of the Patriot Act that are due to expire at the end of the year, ...