May 19, 2011

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Leaders reach Patriot Act deal (JAKE SHERMAN & JOHN BRESNAHAN, 5/19/11, Politico)

Top lawmakers in the House and Senate reached a deal to extend the Patriot Act for four years, a week before key provisions were set to expire, top aides in both chambers say.

The pieces of the law that allow the government to compel businesses to release records, issue roving wiretaps, and monitor so-called “lone wolf” terror suspects were set to run out on May 27.


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