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2011 Year in Review

• Free Patriot Press
It's time to once again look back at a year gone by. The year began with the 112th Congress taking office and some members of Congress attempting to appease the “T.E.A. Party” crowd by reading the Constitution to begin the session. However, the Congress continued to violate the document they swore to uphold by passing, among other legislation, an extension to the USA PATRIOT Act, an extension to FISA and a provision that allows American citizens to be detained indefinitely without trial. In what became known as the Arab Spring, mass protests broke out in North Africa and the Middle East, with the protesters successfully ousting Tunisian President Ben Ali, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh & Libyan “leader” Muammar Gaddafi; however, the American military played a role in Yemen & Libya. The Arab Spring has also seen uprisings in Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Syria and several other countries. Most of t

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