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The Daily Countable: Patriot Act, Parks & a Giant Naked Lady

by Countable | 10.27.17

Good weekend, friends, from all of Countable, and from me, Andrea Seabrook, the managing editor. Here are a few stories you shouldn't miss:

On the Radar

  • Remember the Patriot Act? Well this bill, The USA Liberty Act, would reauthorize parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act — FISA — to continue certain warrantless wire-tapping through fiscal year 2023. What do you think?

  • Price Spike at National Parks: a proposal before Congress would more than double the peak-season entrance fees at America’s busiest national parks to $75 per car, up from the current rate of $25 to $30. Does that make sense?

  • Should Washington, DC allow a giant naked woman onto the National Mall? The National Park Service has just denied the permit to erect a colossal female icon in downtown DC. Make sense?

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in DC

  • The president will receive his daily intelligence briefing in the morning.
  • Then the president will meet with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

The House of Representatives: In Session

  • The House will return Tuesday, October 31.

The Senate: In Session

  • The Senate will return Monday, October 30.

Good talking to you, friends. Watch this space for new information about how to keep up with Countable and our daily newsletters.

— Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor

Keep up with Andrea & Countable on Twitter: @RadioBabe & @Countable.

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  • Jonathan
    10/28/2017
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    The initial powers of the patriot act was a violation of the constitution and rights to privacy. We must NOT legalize the reauthorization of invasive, unchecked, governmental power.

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  • Azrael
    10/28/2017
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    No to the patriot act Yes to the statue When did we go back to the Victorian era? Art is art Let the artist interpretation stay on the mall

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  • Abbi
    10/29/2017
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    Honestly I'd rather have a naked lady statue than the "patriot" act. And for the record morals are subjective, my morals say "don't be afraid of the human body."

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  • Steven
    10/28/2017
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    Please don’t put up a giant statue of a naked woman in a public place. Where is the moral sense behind it? Has our society become so immoral and pleasure-demanding that we actually consider this? No wonder everyone is so angry. If anyone supports this, they don’t have their morals in the right place. If we are to make America great again, we need to repair our mental state first. Once we learn to listen to each other, and do so without getting offended, we become a nation that all the world and history will remember: not just the most powerful and fair nation, but also the most upright and good of all time.

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  • LukeDuke
    10/28/2017
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    Don’t agree with park price spike. It’s too much. Agree with FISA. Non-American citizens do not require a warrant to monitor.

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  • Bee.Charmer
    10/28/2017
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    Hmmmmm!!!! Is something Big ready to happen???

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  • Jude
    10/29/2017
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    All these people getting triggered by the naked lady statue, complaining that our country is becoming immoral, clearly need to brush up on European art history. Naked people have been the center pieces of art for centuries. Even your precious Christian figures have been painted naked.

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  • Tim
    10/28/2017
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    Just say no

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  • Timothy
    10/31/2017
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    Naked women belong in the home or in strip clubs. Same for men. (Radical feminists can stop typing; I don’t give a damn what you think.). National parks are adjusting admissions to account for the extensive damage tourists cause. NSA should have the authority to survey persons who are REASONABLY suspected to be planning harm to our country.

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  • Mark
    10/28/2017
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    With such a jackass leader, anything evil is possible

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  • Ureeka
    10/29/2017
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    Yes to the patriot act. If it was good enough for Obama...

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  • Carlos
    10/29/2017
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    The statute; it’s bare... I haven’t seen it, so question... is it sporting a Brazilian or a 1970ish look?

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  • Ed
    10/28/2017
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    Yep

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  • Patricia
    10/28/2017
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    NO.

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  • Anthony
    10/29/2017
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    No to all.

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  • Diane
    10/29/2017
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    As usual, this law was put into effect when we were attacked and uncertain. It now can be used against anyone. A reauthorization should be debated in Congress by bipartisan committee or committees and reported to citizenry.

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  • David
    10/29/2017
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    No, I wouldn’t bother visiting those state park if it went into effect. Please kindly dismiss this bill.

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  • William
    10/30/2017
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    A tax cot that benefits the wealthy in conjunction with a significant increase in the cost of access to our national parks for working Americans just seems wrong,

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  • Jeanne
    10/28/2017
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    No naked woman statue. Put it in a museum instead if they want to display their “art.

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