Obama signs one-year extension of Patriot Act

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Pop Sickle, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Obama signs one-year extension of Patriot Act

    Feb 27, 9:08 PM (ET)

    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.

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

    The Senate also approved the measure, with privacy protections cast aside when Senate Democrats lacked the necessary 60-vote supermajority to pass them. Thrown away were restrictions and greater scrutiny on the government's authority to spy on Americans and seize their records.

  2. Obama agrees Bush was right again.

    The only policies of Obama that the public supports are all the Bush leftovers.
  3. HAHA

    I love "Change":D
  4. moo


    Yea, "change we can believe in."

    At least people are finally, though slowly, opening their eyes.
  5. Ricter


    He was getting taunts you know, being soft, socialist, etc.. He had to turn that around.
  6. TGregg


    So is this part of the Hope or more part of the Change?
  7. Ricter


    Of course, if he satisfied either hope or change by letting the Act expire, he'd be viewed as unpatriotic.
  8. Bush the Stupider and all members of this board who support the "Patriot Act," should be shot on site as traitors to the constitution for destroying the 4th amendment.

    Then we shoot Barry unless he sees the error of his ways.

    (for local consumption secret service)
  9. Mnphats


    Remember the liberal rants on the patriot act, hypocrites.
  10. Ricter


    No mention of this over at conservativesforum.com (where you conform or get banned), so I'd guess they're not too happy it was Obama who did the right thing. Pun intended.
    #10     Mar 2, 2010