Robot Obama Signed Patriot Act Into Law

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Congress renewed the Patriot Act just hours before it was set to expire at midnight last night. But because President Obama was still in Europe, he couldn't sign it in time, so an autopen (a machine that duplicates a human signature) did it for him. Exit question: Do we even need a president, or has technology made them obsolete? [Note/ABC News]