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Provisions from the PA being extended for 1 year, thoughts?

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:

_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.

Obama's signature comes after the House voted 315 to 97 Thursday to extend the measure.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 12:12 AM on Feb. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:13 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • I agree with Rep. Harman who opposed the extension. I thought Obama was on our side.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • ACLU: “Congress refuses to make reforming the Patriot Act a priority and continues to punt this crucial issue down the road,”
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:24 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Obama is a sell out.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:24 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Isn't the Patriot Act a Bush era law? Wasn't it unconstitutional? Why would Obama sign on to the renewal any portion of it?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • I agree with anon that Obama is a sell out. He said lots of pretty sounding things when he ran for office, but when it comes down to it, he will be as moderate as the next guy. Clinton was kind of the same way, though he was a little more moderate than Obama to begin with.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Isn't the Patriot Act a Bush era law? Wasn't it unconstitutional? Why would Obama sign on to the renewal any portion of it?

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    Next time maybe voters shouldn't take everything at face value that a presidential candidate tries to sell...err. tell you! LOL Candidate Obama said a lot of things to get what he really wanted--which was votes, BUT when it came to being RESPONSIBLE for the SAFETY of the American citizens he swore to protect and serve, suddenly things aren't so cut and dry, now are they?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:26 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Yes O stated that he was against the PA but when he FINALLY saw the classified reports and was FINALLY educated (unlike the ACLU and most individuals) he realized that we need the PA. Unfortunately, the electronics are moving faster than the gov and the U.S. is way behind the "bad guys" therefore, you all should really be happy. Bottom line, those that oppose the PA really do not know what they are talking about.
    pvtjokerus

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:20 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • LOL You poor suckers. Haven't you figured out that Obama is more like Bush when it comes to some aspect of keeping America safe.
    Seems to be a tiny niblet for those against his foreign policy to me. There is so much America doesn't like that he had to throw out a bone. Just more of his trying to pkease both sides. Personally I think it's not enough.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:31 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Thoughts??


    lol... Sure, the same as I did before~I wonder if Puppet Obama's and all those pulling his strings are working on a spin to blame Bush as the reason why he signed.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:51 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

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