The Protect America Act (PAA) expires on February 1st. To this point there has been silence from the White House on this, which is not a surprise. Over the summer they waited until the last minute and then raised the roof about how the terrorist killers would slit your children's throats with hunting knives if Congress didn't bring us a few steps closer to being a police state immediately. Congress was evidently surprised by this tactic, having never seen it before except for every single day since September 12th, 2001. They passed a law with a six month expiration date that gave the executive everything it wanted.
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