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RainMickey Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-28-10 10:23 AM
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Obama signs one-year extension of Patriot Act
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a one-year extension of several provisions in the nation's main counterterrorism law, the Patriot Act.

Provisions in the measure would have expired on Sunday without Obama's signature Saturday.

The act, which was adopted in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, expands the government's ability to monitor Americans in the name of national security.

Three sections of the Patriot Act that stay in force will:

_Authorize court-approved roving wiretaps that permit surveillance on multiple phones.

_Allow court-approved seizure of records and property in anti-terrorism operations.

_Permit surveillance against a so-called lone wolf, a non-U.S. citizen engaged in terrorism who may not be part of a recognized terrorist group.

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  -Obama signs one-year extension of Patriot Act RainMickey  Feb-28-10 10:23 AM   #0 
  - Old news, was posted here last night.  elocs   Feb-28-10 10:33 AM   #1 
  - Sorry, I looked  RainMickey   Feb-28-10 10:40 AM   #2 
  - Change to believe in  saigon68   Mar-01-10 09:03 AM   #42 
  - agreed, wheres that blackwaterdog post?  bkozumplik   Feb-28-10 02:31 PM   #20 
  - Boo and subsequently boo! We are supposed to be the good guys now.  RedCloud   Feb-28-10 10:50 AM   #3 
  - Hold on just a minute there......  cstanleytech   Feb-28-10 08:01 PM   #27 
  - yes, old news - torture, wiretapping, war based on lies, escalation...  scentopine   Feb-28-10 10:53 AM   #4 
  - That happened 24 hours ago--it's time to move on!  marshall   Feb-28-10 04:45 PM   #25 
     - Yep, Old News - Poof *forget it*  panzerfaust   Mar-04-10 04:45 AM   #52 
  - Ah yes, individual liberty my a$$ Thanks Obama for nothing. Again  AllyCat   Feb-28-10 10:56 AM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-28-10 10:58 AM   #6 
  - I wonder if the constitutional scholar in him died just a bit...  AzDar   Feb-28-10 10:59 AM   #7 
  - The constitutional scholar in him  OnyxCollie   Feb-28-10 11:04 AM   #10 
  - Probably not. But the politician in him just beat the crap out of the scholar.  razorman   Feb-28-10 11:47 AM   #13 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-28-10 11:02 AM   #8 
  - I am getting sicker and sicker of this  Autumn   Feb-28-10 11:02 AM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-28-10 11:09 AM   #11 
  - OMG; I had forgotten about the library and bookstore records.....  proudohioan   Feb-28-10 01:43 PM   #19 
  - Change You Can Believe In  SlingBlade   Feb-28-10 11:37 AM   #12 
  - Belief You Can Change In - if the situation presents itself!!!  TankLV   Feb-28-10 12:12 PM   #15 
  - Change you can make believe in.  Dr.Phool   Feb-28-10 01:19 PM   #18 
  - "Change"  OhioChick   Feb-28-10 12:11 PM   #14 
  - For Shame, Mr. President  pundaint   Feb-28-10 12:35 PM   #16 
  - I guess Obama just doesn't get it  humbled_opinion   Feb-28-10 12:46 PM   #17 
  - You and others are going on about this but no one has answered me yet.  cstanleytech   Feb-28-10 10:38 PM   #30 
     - OK here is a mirror and a time machine  humbled_opinion   Mar-01-10 01:18 AM   #32 
        - Ya know we arent sheep or not supposed to be.  cstanleytech   Mar-01-10 02:45 AM   #35 
        - I get your point!  RainMickey   Mar-01-10 10:24 AM   #43 
           - Fine, you explain it then to me how is requiring a warrant a bad thing?  cstanleytech   Mar-01-10 12:21 PM   #44 
              - Perhpas you had no problem...  RainMickey   Mar-01-10 12:26 PM   #45 
                 - How about leaving the twisting of things (like putting words into my mouth) to the republicans.  cstanleytech   Mar-01-10 01:33 PM   #46 
  - But - he had a veto-proof majority!  donco6   Feb-28-10 02:44 PM   #21 
  - most americans are afraid of change  scottsoperson   Feb-28-10 07:35 PM   #26 
  - Vetoing a bill sponsored by seven senior Democrats? Approved by voice vote in the Senate?  onenote   Mar-01-10 07:31 AM   #40 
     - Well, not unless he has some balls anyway.  donco6   Mar-01-10 03:07 PM   #48 
  - delete  trusty elf   Feb-28-10 03:32 PM   #22 
  - Where are the cheerleaders? This is great news!!!!  Arctic Dave   Feb-28-10 03:43 PM   #23 
  - *Crickets*  Dinger   Feb-28-10 03:47 PM   #24 
  - The " We are scared little people" Act  Loge23   Feb-28-10 08:47 PM   #28 
  - THANK GOD.  TheWatcher   Feb-28-10 08:49 PM   #29 
  - i don't like the patriot act  scottsoperson   Mar-01-10 12:42 AM   #31 
  - Sigh  humbled_opinion   Mar-01-10 01:20 AM   #33 
  - How exactly will this help President Obama keep his job?  Jax   Mar-01-10 02:54 AM   #36 
  - I DON'T LIKE RACISM, JAX  Skittles   Mar-01-10 04:54 AM   #38 
  - it's #4 on the Big DLC List of Excuses  MisterP   Mar-01-10 03:02 PM   #47 
  - well then that makes him no better than a fucking repuke  Skittles   Mar-01-10 04:53 AM   #37 
  - NICELY done..  humbled_opinion   Mar-01-10 01:24 AM   #34 
  - You should make your own post of this.  donco6   Mar-01-10 07:18 AM   #39 
  - So, you expected him to overturn most of the dmg Bush and his pals (aka the republican party) did to  cstanleytech   Mar-01-10 08:10 PM   #49 
     - You forgot a few talking Points.  TheWatcher   Mar-02-10 04:22 AM   #50 
     - Pointing the finger.  videotape   Mar-03-10 11:35 PM   #51 
  - At this point we need a whole new terrorism bill  jmowreader   Mar-01-10 08:47 AM   #41 

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