WASHINGTON - The Senate on Friday refused to reauthorize major portions of the USA Patriot Act after critics complained they infringed too much on Americans' privacy and liberty, dealing a huge defeat to the Bush administration and Republican leaders.
In a crucial vote early Friday, the bill's Senate supporters were not able to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a threatened filibuster by Sens. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Larry Craig, R-Idaho, and their allies. The final vote was 52-47
Friday, December 16, 2005
Hope Still There
In spite of all the bad news we are constantly deluged with I still sometimes find sparks of hope that we are able to rise above the muck we are in. The Senate today refused to extend the Patriot Act. Thanks Goddess!