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House votes to extend provisions of the PATRIOT Act

The US House of Representatives voted Monday to extend controversial provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act. By a vote of 275 to 144, the House passed a 10-month extension of three USA PATRIOT Act surveillance powers that were set to expire at the end of February. An earlier vote failed…

GOP bills to defund United Nations, extend PATRIOT Act blocked

Republicans fail on procedural votes twice in 24 hours WASHINGTON – House Republicans may need a new whip counter. For the second time in the span of 24 hours, the new Republican majority failed to pass a bill under a procedural rule requiring a two-thirds majority that would expedite the…

Kucinich challenges tea party to stand up for civil liberties

WASHINGTON – The House is set to take up a measure this week renewing key provisions of the PATRIOT Act that expire Feb. 28. Liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) issued a challenge to tea party supporters and lawmakers in the new Congress: time to show you’re serious about liberty. “The…

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