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Obama extends Patriot Act provisions

Didn’t President Barack Obama campaign against the Patriot Act just a couple short years ago as candidate Senator Barack Obama?

Even as Illinois State Senator Obama in 2003 he specifically said he would repeal the Patriot Act.

The same man that campaigned as the antiwar and anti-Patriot Act candidate, just signed on Friday, a three-month extension to three key provisions of the Act that shreds the Fourth Amendment and civil liberties.

The Washington Post reports:

The law extends two areas of the 2001 act. One provision allows law enforcement officials to set roving wiretaps to monitor multiple communication devices. The other allows them to ask a special court for access to business and library records that could be relevant to a terrorist threat.

A third provision gives the FBI court-approved rights for surveillance of non-American “lone wolf” suspects – those not known to be tied to specific terrorist groups.

The House will soon begin debating multi-year extensions of the provisions.

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LINKS TO EXAMINER REMOVED AFTER THE SITE WENT DARK – 7/7/17 BBJ

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