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March 1, 2010

Obama signs one-year extension of Patriot Act

Filed under: Obama, Terrorism — Tags: — Jesusland @ 00:01

Barack Obama opposed President Bush’s Patriot Act during his run for the Senate, but then the fascist did a 180 and voted to approve reauthorization in 2006, and now in 2010.

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.

Article here.

I don’t quite know what Cheney’s complaining about.  Aside from the posturing he’s engaging in with Gitmo and his civil liberties for terrorists, Barack Obama’s downright fascistic.  I mean, this is the guy who wants the power to track your cell phones sans a warrant! Next to this guy, Bush was a piker.  lol.

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