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Friday, May 27, 2011

Despite Warning, Surveillance Provisions of Patriot Act Renewed


“Two senators claimed on Thursday that the Justice Department had secretly interpreted the so-called Patriot Act in a twisted way, enabling domestic surveillance activities that many members of Congress do not understand…. The Senate passed the bill 72 to 23 late in the afternoon, and within hours the House approved it 250 to 153. In an unusual move, a White House spokesman said that President Obama, who was in Europe, would ‘direct the use’ of an autopen machine to sign the bill into law without delay.” (New York Times)

Who watches our guardians?

FEE Timely Classic
“The USA PATRIOT Act and Finance: The Hidden Threat” by Gary D. Barnett