Feb 082011
 February 8, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance

Chris Strohm reports:

Bipartisanship appears to be alive and well when it comes to U.S. national security. The Obama administration today said it supports legislation from House Republicans that would extend three expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act until December 8. The bill is expected to be passed by the GOP-controlled House later today.

The bill does not make any changes to the provisions, even though privacy and civil liberties advocates argue reforms are needed to ensure the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens are protected.

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