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Senate votes to extend provisions of Patriot Act

The Senate on Tuesday voted to extend for 90 days the legal life of three post-Sept. 11 terrorism-fighting measures, including the use of roving wiretaps, that are set to expire at the end of the month. Full story

House votes to extend key Patriot Act provisions

The House agrees to a 10-month extension of three key provisions of an anti-terrorism law in a vote taken a week after  they initially failed to gain passage. Full story

Dennis Kucinich’s Tea Party alliance

   Seven Tea Party Republicans joined with liberal Democrats to defeat the extension of three provisions of the Patriot Act. Rep. Dennis Kucinich joins The Last Word.

Tea Party votes down Patriot Act

   As House Republican leaders attempted to pass legislation which would extend certain Patriot Act programs, they failed to get the two-thirds majority needed. A political panel talks about the repercussions on the GOP.

Tea Party flexes some muscle in D.C.

   Just how powerful is the movement these days? FreedomWorks’ Matt Kibbe and organizer Phillip Dennis join Hardball’s Chris Matthews to discuss how Tea Party Republicans in the House defeated the extension of the Patriot Act.

Tea Party helps vote down Patriot act extension

   In a surprise move, 26 House GOP members joined with 122 Democrats to vote down an extension of parts of the Patriot Act. NBC's Mark Murray reports.

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  Battles brewing on Capitol Hill

The Republican House leadership suffered a setback yesterday when Tea Party Republicans killed reauthorization of three provisions of the Patriot Act. More fights loom within the Republican party and with Democrats on the federal debt ceiling and the budget. Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd

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