Patriot Act Talks Hit Roadblock On Privacy Issue
Charles Babington writes in The Washington Post:
Efforts to resolve House and Senate differences over a revised USA Patriot Act have reached a stalemate, a key committee chairman said yesterday. That means the current version of the law is likely to remain in place through next month or longer unless Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans drop their demands for greater privacy safeguards in a proposed renewal, the chairman said.
But another senator said that the Bush administration continues to discuss possible changes, and that a resolution of the impasse is still possible.