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: Only nine Democrats and one Independent voted against the most sweeping abridgement of American freedoms in a generation. Some of the heroes: Jim Jeffords, Russ Feingold, Robert Byrd… Some of the villains: Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Barack Obama… Follow the link below and read to the bottom of this AP story for the full list.

AP WASHINGTON – The Senate’s passage of the USA Patriot Act hands President Bush a victory in his troubled second term and allows the Republicans to polish their tough-on-terror image for the midterm elections.

The 89-10 vote on Thursday was months overdue and came only after a Democrat-led filibuster that attracted GOP support forced Bush to accept modest curbs on the government’s power to investigate suspects in terror probes.

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The renewal includes some modest curbs on the original bill’s excesses. Still, it passed 89-10, which is surprising, considering (a) the uproar over Bush’s warrantless eavesdropping scandal; (b) his abysmally low approval ratings.

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