Gingrich, Paul spar over Patriot Act in first debate question

Newt Gingrich, the presidential race's new and unexpected front-runner, said during the CNN debate that he saw no reason to modify or not extend the USA Patriot Act, a controversial law passed under President George W. Bush in 2001 that widened the scope of permitted domestic spying activities in a response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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