When we were organizing anti-Patriot Act activities this past spring and summer, none of us would have envisioned that on Dec. 16, Congress still wouldn’t have passed a renewal of the act. It’s coming down to the wire. According to AP reports on Yahoo from a couple of minutes ago, it’s possible that the sunsetting provisions of the Patriot Act will be allowed to expire. Here’s what they said:
The White House and its congressional allies prefer to let the provisions expire and hold Democrats responsible in next year’s midterm elections rather than let opponents whittle away at the law.
Truly riveting stuff. Stay tuned!