and thus the national security nightmare that could have gotten really bad with the patriot act expiring  is avoided as the president signed the u.s freeomd act aka the new version which among the big things puts the nsa bulk collecting of phone records to a stop. mostly they now have to get okay from a court for the records. put mostly it  keeps some of the key powers the fbi and cia and other agency felt vital for national security  in tact. for the senate wasted no time sending it to him and he signed it . one crisis now done. and civil rights advocates also got something the nsa bulk data collection is streamlined and not going to be done the way it has been.