The U.S. Congress is reviewing the Patriot Act, the contentious law that was passed in a tearing hurry in the aftermath of September 11 strikes. Human rights groups and many US lawmakers, both Democrats and Republicans, see the Patriot Act as too rigid, too invasive and violating fundamental rights of the Americans. Even Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales, a hardliner to the core, has conceded that the Patriot Act does "need some adjustments". (Khaleej Times)
The Insider Daily Investigative Report (DIR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to investigative news, including international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DIR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham, Hoda Osman and Brinda Adhikari of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.