Apparently President Obama didn't actually sign the four-year extension of the Patriot Act. After all, he's in Europe. It would be inconvenient.
Instead, he authorized having it signed by the Autopen, which is used to reproduce his signature on things like letters from the White House.
Making history. Indeed.
Inquiring minds begin to wonder: We've got the TOTUS (Teleprompter Of The United States) and the ASSUS (Automatic Signature Signer of the United States) on this side of the Atlantic.
Maybe Obama could just stay in Europe, and leave TOTUS and ASSUS to run things over here?