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Senate Intelligence Committee approves new FBI powers in Patriot Act
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WASHINGTON (AP) The FBI would get expanded powers to subpoena records without the approval of a judge or grand jury in terrorism investigations under Patriot Act revisions approved Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Opponents said the new powers, part of the Bush administration's effort to renew and expand the 2001 law, violated basic civil rights.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she voted against the bill in a closed committee meeting because it left open the possibility that such power could be used in criminal, rather than intelligence-gathering, inquiries.

The panel rejected one amendment that would have required that investigations have "as a significant purpose the collection of intelligence."

The American Civil Liberties Union released a statement criticizing both the substance of the bill and the closed-door meetings to write it.

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  -Senate Intelligence Committee approves new FBI powers in Patriot Act Newsjock  Jun-07-05 06:21 PM   #0 
  - As usual  starshine   Jun-07-05 06:26 PM   #1 
  - Indeed  meganmonkey   Jun-07-05 06:34 PM   #5 
  - ANY SINGLE ONE of our senators  renaissanceguy   Jun-08-05 09:55 AM   #27 
  - FBI is buying hundreds of sigmoidoscopes in search of what  EVDebs   Jun-07-05 06:29 PM   #2 
  - Senate "intelligence" committee murders 4th Amendment...  teryang   Jun-07-05 06:31 PM   #3 
  - Feinstein says will offer the amendment again in Sen. Jud. Comm.  rodeodance   Jun-07-05 06:54 PM   #8 
     - ACLU is critical of it also.  rodeodance   Jun-07-05 06:54 PM   #9 
     - I wish they would throw it in the trash and let  Daphne08   Jun-08-05 01:20 AM   #14 
  - fascists fuckers  Solly Mack   Jun-07-05 06:33 PM   #4 
  - it won't pass full house  gatlingforme   Jun-07-05 06:35 PM   #6 
  - Will jackboots be mandatory or optional?  mbperrin   Jun-07-05 06:36 PM   #7 
  - AMENDMENT IV  Toots   Jun-07-05 07:10 PM   #10 
  - You know, it's crap like this that actually gets me thinking of buying  Roland99   Jun-07-05 07:48 PM   #12 
  - FBI has subpoena power without judge, jury.  Roland99   Jun-07-05 07:47 PM   #11 
  - Senate Gives FBI More Patriot Act Power  Skip Intro   Jun-07-05 09:23 PM   #13 
  - Our best bet on this?  Sgent   Jun-08-05 02:09 AM   #15 
  - Why of course, what in the hay is wrong with them?  ngGale   Jun-08-05 05:05 AM   #16 
  - Senate Gives FBI More Patriot Act Power (Dems fold yet AGAIN!)  stickdog   Jun-08-05 07:16 AM   #17 
  - Sounds like the Iraq War Resolution where all the reps had....  teryang   Jun-08-05 07:16 AM   #18 
  - DINOS become Lap-Dogs once again for the Bush Criminals  saigon68   Jun-08-05 07:16 AM   #19 
  - Yeah, well this article does little to fully  lala_rawraw   Jun-08-05 07:16 AM   #20 
  - An Amerikan citizen can be held in prison  Disturbed   Jun-08-05 07:16 AM   #22 
  - What can we do?  HypnoToad   Jun-08-05 07:16 AM   #21 
     - We can start voting Green in large numbers?  ElectroPrincess   Jun-08-05 07:16 AM   #23 
        - Point well taken  Massachusetts   Jun-08-05 07:16 AM   #24 
  - a veritable fishing expedition with grenades  PurityOfEssence   Jun-08-05 08:13 AM   #25 
  - kick  hang a left   Jun-08-05 09:45 AM   #26 
  - for terror 'SUSPECTS' who leave an EXTENSIVE paper trail  Supersedeas   Jun-08-05 10:22 AM   #28 

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