With a stroke of the (auto) pen
May 27th, 2011
08:00 AM ET

With a stroke of the (auto) pen

President Obama, still in Europe, directed the use of an autopen late Thursday to sign key provisions of the Patriot Act that were due to expire at midnight.

By a 250-153 vote, the Republican-led House agreed to extend the expiring provisions of the law passed after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Topics: President Obama

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  1. Jay in NC

    That's right Barry, just phone it in. No need to visit New Orleans, sorry, I mean Joplin, Missouri. It's so much more fun trading gifts with Elizabeth, Fergie and the family, or hangin' with Sarkozy and the Zuck.

    With an Auto-pen who needs the good old USA? You can now fulfill your Hawaiian dream, an endless summer of flip-flops (political positions), hot-dog carts (aka good American jobs), warm water (some call it hot), sipping beer (sipping beer), catching a big wave on the high tide (national debt). Forget blaming President Bush, it was auto-pen's fault.

    May 27, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Hate, bigotry, envy, grudgefulness, jealousy and racism are bottomline, the core of all of the anti-political rhetorical attacks against this PRESIDENT! I know it and you know. Denying it, sarcasticly trying to explain it away and flipping the 'race card' script back on me ain't working! As I am aware that it can and has happened, in a few cases, I continue to be stunned when I hear some people having the gall to scream 'reverse racism'! To even claim cases of 'reverse racism', 'RACISM' must exist first!

    May 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm |