and for the firs time since the patriot act was past ever. unless congress hurries up and even just does a quick temp renewal of some key parts but lets the one big thing letting the nsa keep the power to collect phone records  that even had a repub filebuster. by rand paul.  but mostly unless the senate kicks back fast and deals with even a temporay quick renewal. the clock is ticking and the patriot act could for the first time ever expire . unless its renewed by sun. when its suppose to expire officially.