Ashcroft To Start Speeches Backing USA Patriot Act

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/19/politics/19PATR.html?hp Attorney General John Ashcroft started his nationwide speaking campaign today in defense of the antiterrorism USA Patriot Act. The New York Times notes that Ashcroft will visit states "considered central to Mr. Bush's 2004 re-election effort and where some political strategists say the administration's tough antiterrorism tactics play well." The law gives the federal government more powers to investigate terrorism suspects. "The majority of American people are clearly supportive of our . . .

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