Obama wants it, Republicans want it... the PATRIOT Act is bipartisanship at its finest.
The PATRIOT Act was up for a 9-month extension yesterday. It required 290 votes to pass because it was under special "suspension" rules.
The bill got a huge majority, but failed to meet the 290 vote hurdle largely because of Democrats voting "No." But the Democrats aren't voting "No" on principle. They're voting "No" because they want to extend the PATRIOT Act for even longer, so they won't have to have an inconvenient PATRIOT Act vote before the next election.
Roll call is here.