The extension of the Patriot Act passed by a vote of 275–144 on Monday night. 210 of the yes votes were Republican votes.
The GOP cannot be reformed or made libertarian. It is the party of the warfare and national security state, and proud of it.
Update: the Senate has now passed the bill (H.R. 514) also.8:12 am on February 15, 2011 Email Laurence M. Vance