House vote - last bar to USA Patriot Act renewal
On or before March 10, President Bush is expected to renew the law that broadens the power of the U.S. government to obtain private records and to conduct wiretaps and searches, despite the deep bipartisan misgivings of some in Congress.
The Senate voted, 89-10, to renew the Act after adding new privacy protections designed to strike a better balance between privacy rights and the governmentís power to hunt down terrorists.
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