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PATRIOT Act Extension (Sort of)

A month is what the House thinks is appropriate:

The House of Representatives agreed to extend a controversial domestic surveillance law this afternoon, but it limited the extension to one month and rejected a carefully brokered compromise from the Senate that had given the law a six-month reprieve.

Prediction I: Post-holiday showdown takes place on another multi-year version (3 years sounds about right), much flailing about over mostly-percieved loss of liberties, ultimately passage. (.8).

Prediction II: Bush threatens veto over House/Senate one-month extension (.6).

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji spent nearly 20 years in the US intelligence community. Trained in both SIGINT and HUMINT disciplines he has worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. At various points in his career he served as an expert in information warfare, computer network operations, computer forensics, and indications and warning. A veteran of the US Army, Michael has served in both strategic and tactical assignments in the Pacific Theater, the Balkans, and the Middle East.