House rejects extensions of Patriot A...

House rejects extensions of Patriot Act provisions

There are 106 comments on the Gainesville.com story from Feb 8, 2011, titled House rejects extensions of Patriot Act provisions. In it, Gainesville.com reports that:

The House on Tuesday failed to extend the life of three surveillance tools that are key to the nation's post-Sept. 11 anti-terror law, a slipup for the new Republican leadership that miscalculated the level of opposition.

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harvey

Columbus, OH

#103 Feb 11, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>President Obama deserves the Noble Piece Price more the any man in history. On January 20. 2009 in a single day he was able to get millions of Right Wing war mongering hawks to suddenly turn against two wars. Laughing Liberal was one of those who was so moved by the new President on that day he has been actively opposed to both wars ever since.
An amazing feat, wasn't it? Suddenly turning hawks to doves? Suddenly Mr. Bush's necessary, patriotic, how-dare-you-criticize wars turned into terrible fiascos which must be stopped NOW!

A wonder to behold...:)
Liberal Antidote

Charleroi, PA

#104 Feb 11, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
Why is there a spot on Boehners ass the size of Eric Cantor's mouth that never tans?
Must be similar to the sucker bite on BO's azz that match your teeth and lips swampscum.
No Kidding

Reading, MA

#105 Feb 11, 2011
Liberal Antidote wrote:
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I'm a piece of sh *t s cu mbag..
No kidding.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#106 Feb 11, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Next time around there will be even fewer Republican votes for the Patriot Act now that they know Obama supports it. Hell for a Republican is trying to decide where they stand on an issue when Obama and the Democrats don't agree on the issue. Boehner’s dilemma,“do I side with the Democrats or do I side with Obama”? I guess he had better get in his tanning bad and think it over.
Always the dilemma these days.. How to oppose President Obama with out supporting him at the same time on issues that both could agree on...And with the Tea Party showing that it will not be just a bunch of well heeled republicans... What is the party of No going to do with corner that it has painted it self into.....

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#107 Feb 11, 2011
House clears way for PATRIOT Act extension

The US House of Representatives voted Thursday night to clear the road for an extension of controversial provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act.

The final vote was 248 to 176, largely along party lines. Just 4 Republicans voted against the extension, while only 15 Democrats voted for it.

Under the House bill, the act would be extended until Dec. 8.

Democrats protested a Republican plan to hold the vote under the "closed rule," which prevented amendments.

The last PATRIOT Act extension was passed in Feb. 2010.

Thursday's House vote paved the way for a second ballot on the PATRIOT Act, allowing it to clear the chamber with a simple majority. An earlier vote failed when it did not obtain a two thirds majority.

The Wednesday vote was 23 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass it under a procedure that allows bills that aren't controversial to pass quickly.

When the act was first signed into law, Congress put in some "sunset" provisions to quiet the concerns of civil libertarians, but they were ignored by successive extensions. Unfortunately, those concerns proved to be well founded, and a 2008 Justice Department report confirmed that the FBI regularly abused their ability to obtain personal records of Americans without a warrant.

The only real sign of strong opposition to the act was in 2005, when a Democratic threat to filibuster its first renewal was overcome by Senate Republicans.

The Obama administration had called for the act to be extended for three years, two years longer than Republicans were seeking.

As a US Senator and candidate for the presidency, Barack Obama never actually argued for a repeal of the Bush administration's security initiatives. Instead, he's consistently argued for enhanced judicial oversight and a pullback on the most extreme elements of the bill, such as the use of National Security Letters to search people's personal records without a court-issued warrant.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/house-clea...
Can You Hear Me

United States

#108 Feb 11, 2011
Kahoki wrote:
House clears way for PATRIOT Act extension
The US House of Representatives voted Thursday night to clear the road for an extension of controversial provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act.
The final vote was 248 to 176, largely along party lines. Just 4 Republicans voted against the extension, while only 15 Democrats voted for it.
Under the House bill, the act would be extended until Dec. 8.
Democrats protested a Republican plan to hold the vote under the "closed rule," which prevented amendments.
The last PATRIOT Act extension was passed in Feb. 2010.
Thursday's House vote paved the way for a second ballot on the PATRIOT Act, allowing it to clear the chamber with a simple majority. An earlier vote failed when it did not obtain a two thirds majority.
The Wednesday vote was 23 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass it under a procedure that allows bills that aren't controversial to pass quickly.
When the act was first signed into law, Congress put in some "sunset" provisions to quiet the concerns of civil libertarians, but they were ignored by successive extensions. Unfortunately, those concerns proved to be well founded, and a 2008 Justice Department report confirmed that the FBI regularly abused their ability to obtain personal records of Americans without a warrant.
The only real sign of strong opposition to the act was in 2005, when a Democratic threat to filibuster its first renewal was overcome by Senate Republicans.
The Obama administration had called for the act to be extended for three years, two years longer than Republicans were seeking.
As a US Senator and candidate for the presidency, Barack Obama never actually argued for a repeal of the Bush administration's security initiatives. Instead, he's consistently argued for enhanced judicial oversight and a pullback on the most extreme elements of the bill, such as the use of National Security Letters to search people's personal records without a court-issued warrant.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/house-clea...
Traitors, every one who voted to extend it.

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