This just in (and thanks to Stumpy for the tip): The U.S. House just voted to block the Justice Department and the FBI from using the Patriot Act to peek at library records and bookstore sales slips. But Madame Virginia Phony Baloney Foxx voted the other way. But of course. It was lop-sided, 238-187 for the freedom to read without government snooping, which means that a bunch of Republicans saw the folly of going down the road of Big Brother Is Watching. Though NOT, as we said, Madame Foxx.
This issue is far from resolved, however. The Senate has yet to act.