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Patriot Act a Theme in Bush's Campaign

Making the Patriot Act a theme in his bid to win a second term, President Bush is decrying any proposed weakening of the law he calls central to fighting terrorism. For the second day in a row, the president on Tuesday is making a strong public defense of the Patriot Act, this time in Buffalo, N.Y., the site of criminal cases against the Lackawanna Six. The six Yemeni-Americans pleaded guilty to supporting terrorism by briefly attending al-Qaida training camps in Afghanistan. Also for the second straight day, Bush was pairing the Patriot Act pitch with a fund raiser. Tuesday afternoon in New York City, he was headlining a money event for the Republican Party’s get-out-the-vote effort. Full Story

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