The Obama administration supports extending three key provisions of the Patriot Act that are due to expire at the end of the year, the U.S. Justice Department told Congress in a letter made public Tuesday.
Lawmakers and civil rights groups had been pressing the Democratic administration to say whether it wants to preserve the post-Sept. 11 law's authority to access business records, as well as monitor so-called "lone wolf" terrorists and conduct roving wiretaps.
The provision on business records was long criticized by rights groups as giving the government access to citizens' library records, and a coalition of liberal and conservative groups complained that the Patriot Act gives the government too much authority to snoop into Americans' private lives.
Well I'm sure the folks on the Left will try to spin this some sortt of way but the fact is that as a Candit for President Mr. Obama was against renewing any part of the Patriot Act, hmm I wounder what changed his mind, Maybe when certain jackass's in his Cabinet say that their is a growing Right Wing Extremeist or that Militia are on a rise which neither has yet to be proven. Typical BS from Mr. Obama say's one thing whiler running for the Office opf the Presdient and after change's his mind. So how is the Hope and Change going folks on the Left.