You are browsing the archive for patriot act.

Today the 10th anniversary of the Patriot Act

October 25, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Ten years have passed since President George W. Bush signed the 2001 Patriot Act, but some people still have strong feelings on the controversial bill used to prevent terrorism.
Continue Reading

Obama, in Europe, signs Patriot Act extension

May 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. Continue Reading

House rejects extensions of Patriot Act provisions

February 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The House of Representatives failed Tuesday to extend the life of three surveillance tools that are crucial to the United States’ post-Sept. 11 anti-terror law, a slipup for the new Republican leaders who miscalculated the level of opposition. Continue Reading&