Senate Republicans Wednesday evening tentatively signed onto an agreement that will fully reauthorize the Patriot Act in its current form but also allows lawmakers to revisit controversial parts of the act that are subject to extensive opposition.
Told ya so.
They go on to say:
According to the deal reached late Wednesday, the 16 expiring provisions of the Patriot Act would be renewed for four years, but House and Senate leaders would allow changes in the law to be submitted for an up or down vote by May 31, 2006.
Peering into my crystal ball, I predict that no changes will be made by that date. No way, no how. I'll really go out on a limb and predict another extention, if not an outright vote to make the Patriot Act permanent at the end of the 4 year period.
Merry Christmas, America.