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Craig Isn’t Backing Down from Patriot Act Stand

President Bush may have labeled his opposition to renewing portions of the Patriot Act “inexcusable,” but Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig isn’t making excuses for joining a bipartisan filibuster of the anti-terrorism law. “We’ve been cautioned before by our leaders down through history that we should not allow our concern about security to deny us our constitutional freedoms,” Craig said shortly after Bush lambasted the parliamentary blockade of the bill in the U.S. Senate during a White House press conference today. “I don’t step back from protecting civil liberties and I never will.”

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