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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Six senators step up to block "Patriot" Act

Well, parts of it, anyway. And it's a bipartisan coalition--liberals and libertarians. From AP:
A bipartisan group of senators told congressional leaders Thursday they will try to block reauthorization of the Patriot Act to protest the elimination of Senate-pushed protections against "unnecessary and intrusive government surveillance" in a House-Senate compromise.

"If further changes are not made, we will work to stop this bill from becoming law," GOP Sens. Larry Craig, John Sununu and Lisa Murkowski and Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin, Russ Feingold and Ken Salazar said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence committees.
All the more reason to call your senators today! We need to build that coalition large enough to defeat the Republican leadership: Frist, McConnell, Lieberman and Clinton.