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  • Thursday, February 16, 2006

    US "patriot act" heads for renewal

    By 96 votes to 3, the US Senate has voted to renew the so called "patriot act", according to this article, from Yahoo:

    The 96-3 vote was no suprise even to Feingold, who said he would try to offer several amendments to strengthen the legislation's curbs on government power. But even as he prepared them, he complained that Republicans are unlikely to allow votes on them — a development, he said, that rendered the debate "a sham." "We still have not addressed some of the most significant problems with the Patriot Act," Feingold said.
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