Patriot Act Vote Reminds Us How Bipartisanship Undermines Accountability

By: Tuesday May 24, 2011 11:14 am

Now, ten years after 9/11, with Osama bin Laden dead, in a broad bipartisan vote, the United States Senate moved forward with another extension of the “temporary” Patriot Act. The vote was 74-8. Both the support and the very limited opposition to this extension were near-even slits along party lines; true bipartisan efforts. As a [...]

Irony Alert: Obama Pushes for End to Egypt’s Emergency Law, Extension of US Patriot Act

By: Tuesday February 8, 2011 1:42 pm

Sometimes the irony of two news events that happen on the same day is almost surreal. Today, we have news that the Obama administration is pushing the Mubarak government to immediately end the Egypt’s “Emergency Law,” which gives the President sweeping powers to violate the rights of the country’s citizens. From Jack Tapper’s “White House [...]

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