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Watch McConnell Try To Extend Patriot Act To June 8, June 5, June 3, June 2... And Rand Paul Object

"I object." The Senate blocked an outright extension of the Patriot Act, and failed to pass the bipartisan USA Freedom Act, which would change some of the surveillance program early Saturday morning.

Posted on May 23, 2015, at 1:49 a.m. ET

Sen. Rand Paul is getting his way on Capitol Hill, as the Senate leaves without extending the Patriot Act.

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The Senate will not return until May 31st, a day before the key provisions of the law expire.

It was a lot of this, basically.

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