The USA PATRIOT Act fails in Senate on Friday. Renewing trust in our nations "intelligence". Also the senate turned down a less intense 3-month extension of the act. Bush told press he would veto a 3-month extension but neither that or the permanent extension passed. The main reason why the bill did not pass was not because it infringed upon our privacy but because the government has much room to abuse the bill and to do activities without court order. President Bush authorized thousand of phone conversation taps with out a count order, this was shocking to the senate because of the broad and uncontrolled powers of the government the bill gave. I'll write more on this later, in the mean time read this artical.