PATRIOT Act Renewed
Parts of it, anyway, according to Antiwar.com. A few provisions of the act were set to expire Sunday, but congress rushed through the renewal as part of- of all things- a MediCare bill.
No civil rights protections were included in the bill. Just goes to show that once civil rights protections are gone, they're gone. I hope I'm wrong on that but I don't expect any civil rights protections added when this issue comes before Congress again.