Friday, December 16, 2005

There is hope for the Constitution after all:

Anti-terror Patriot Act renewal blocked in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, demanding increased protection of civil liberties, defied President George W. Bush on Friday and blocked legislation to renew the USA Patriot Act, a centerpiece of his war on terrorism.

On a Senate vote of 52-47, mostly Republican backers of the measure fell eight short of the needed 60 to end debate and move to passage of it.

4 comments:

Anhoni Patel said...

yay!

blog Portland said...

Us: 1, Them: too depressing to count.

LA said...

It's a start. I think the pendulum has swung, but we've gotta give it momentum.

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to all the Senators that voted to Impeach Clinton. It also has a link to there phone numbers. Lets slam the senators with calls and email asking why they are not calling for the Impeachment of Bush

http://bloggingbernieward.blogspot.com/