Vote on Patriot Act extension delayed as Rand Paul pushes for amendment on gun rights

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Vote on Patriot Act extension delayed as Rand Paul pushes for amendment on gun rights

A measure that would extend key provisions of the Patriot Act has hit a speed bump after an impasse between Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Senate leaders over gun rights.

Paul, a conservative freshman who has been among the most vociferous opponents of the counterterrorism surveillance law, had been pushing for eight amendments to the four-year Patriot Act extension that Congress is considering this week. The measure currently extending the Act is set to expire Friday….

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