and thus congress for the first time ever and thanks to an alliance of the dems and rand paul who filebustered  a bill to renew some parts of the act including letting the nsa continue gathering of phone records.  wound up stopping that it its tracks. and for the first time ever since the thing was passed congress will wind up having to work when they come back from the break on the patriot act for thanks to rand paul and civil rights groups for the first time ever the act could soon have some of its sunset clauses hit . which could hurt the fbi who uses some of of its tools but also make it so the nsa can’t be gathering phone records of those who have nothing to do with terroists. as congress leaves town with for the first time ever the patriot act.waiting for renewal thanks to rand paul.