and thus not having enough time thanks to rand paul.  the senate now has figured the only thing they can do with the patriot act now is just pass the us freedom act later this week that would restore some of the parts expiring and redo the powers of the nsa to collect  phone records by making it so the government has to ask the phone companies for them. for senate leader mcconnel has now accepted that the only way for the patriot act to survive is having to let the act he hates that the house passed when they dealt with the patriot act expiring . come for a vote which now will not happen till weds at the latest. as the patriot act dies to be later reborn . senate not able to keep it from dieing now including the nsa keeping the power that got them in hot water .