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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:20 AM
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Obama seeks Patriot Act extensions
..is this true?
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http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/16/obama-seeks... /


The Obama administration has asked Congress to extend three contentious provisions of the USA Patriot Act - a bill once described by President Obama as "shoddy" - and urged an appeals court to deny access to U.S. courts for detainees at a military prison in Afghanistan.

Civil liberties groups immediately criticized both moves, which would extend Bush-era terrorism policies that have long been unpopular with Democrats.

In a letter made public Tuesday, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote to Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and chairman of the Judiciary Committee, asking Congress to reauthorize three portions of the Patriot Act that are set to expire at the end of the year.

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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:21 AM
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1. Geez, is he going to extend the tax cuts as well?
Why not let the PATRIOT Act die a peaceful death and construct a new Bill that is more specific and relevant?
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:42 AM
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6. He may as well. He's running out of Bush policies to extend/continue/ramp up.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 09:43 AM by dem629
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:44 AM
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8. How are you liking all this "Change?" n/t
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:22 AM
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2. You have a source other than the Washington Times? NT
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:29 AM
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5. from NBC in Philadelphia
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:43 AM
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7. Here's a link to the letter to Leahy from Ronald Welch, the chief DOJ liaison to Congress
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 09:43 AM by Emit
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:59 AM
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10. New York Times:
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:24 AM
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3. OK, if he uses it to round up RWers for the famous "re-education camps"
they keep whining about.

Maybe even firing squads!!!!!


mark O8)
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:53 AM
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9. heh heh heh
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:25 AM
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4. Those three provisions should be okay with a FISA warrant.
Anybody know where we stand on the warrantless issue?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:14 AM
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11. Feingold and Durbin on reforms...
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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:16 AM
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12. let the patriot act end. n/t
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:20 AM
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13. Good
Now we can spy on the republicans like Karl spied on us!
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:00 AM
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14. booo
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:22 AM
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15. kick
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:33 AM
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16. Some hope and change this country got.
NOT! :puke:
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