Please tread on me

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May 25, 2011
The American Prospect
by Adam Serwer  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved to block any changes to a bill reauthorizing three expiring provisions of the PATRIOT Act on Tuesday, rebuffing bipartisan efforts by a small group of senators to rein in the law's powers. In response, Reid and his supporters expressed concern that if the provisions weren't authorized immediately, American lives would be in danger. Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein told reporters that 'if somebody wants to take on their shoulders not having provisions in place which are necessary to protect the United States at this time, that's a big, big weight to bear.'" (05/24/11)

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