The Patriot Act The Senate has rejected attempts to reauthorize key surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act, dealing a major setback to the Bush administration. The 16 provisions in question, including those authorizing secret searches of records and roving wiretaps, are set to expire Dec. 31. The House approved the provisions' renewal with some modifications, but Senate opponents said those changes didn't go far enough to protect civil liberties.
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The Patriot Act

As key provisions of the Patriot Act come up for renewal, NPR examines the controversy over the law.

Patriot Act Provisions Remain in Limbo

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