Sunday, February 28, 2010

President Obama Signs An Extension To The Patriot Act For One More Year

Obama Signs One-Year Extension Of Patriot Act -- AJC

WASHINGTON — 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:

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My Comment: An important topic of discussion that was completely absent from the Sunday morning news/political talk shows.

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