Saturday, December 17, 2005

Yahoo News
Renewal of anti-terror law blocked in Senate

Fri Dec 16,12:32 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, demanding increased protection of civil liberties, defied
President George W. Bush on Friday and blocked legislation to renew the USA Patriot Act, a centerpiece of his war on terrorism.

On a Senate vote of 52-47, mostly Republican backers of the measure fell eight short of the needed 60 to end debate and move to passage of the legislation.

Good. I don't support the Patriot Act as written, never have and never will. I don't support anything that takes away our rights or limits our freedom.

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