Obama Embraces Patriot Act; As Senator, He Was Skeptical

Atlantic – “The Obama administration wants Congress to reauthorize three controversial provisions of the 2001 USA Patriot Act scheduled to expire later this year, but said in a letter to two senators that it is open to adding (unspecified) civil liberties safeguards. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the sunsetting provisions next week and wants to consider broader reforms. Five months ago, it asked the administration for its views; just yesterday, the administration responded. Some of the changes to the law Barack Obama sought as a senator — including modifications to the administrative subpoena power known as National Security Letters — are not part of the corpus of his views today.”

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One Response to “Obama Embraces Patriot Act; As Senator, He Was Skeptical”

  1. Lloyd Daub
    September 16, 2009 at 6:26 pm #

    He’s “growing in office”– that’s a good thing when it comes to national security.

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