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President Obama, the former college lecturer on constitutional law, got a lecture on privacy rights Wednesday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and faced tough questioning by the German press about his perceived failure to be less warriorlike after winning the Nobel Peace Prize
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says America's entitlement programs are growing at an alarming rate, pay out more than they take in and will doom future generations as they squeeze out funding in areas like infrastructure, defense and education.
A decade-long Homeland Security Department effort to better secure America’s shipping ports from terrorism using biometric identification cards has been so bungled that lawmakers should consider other alternatives, a congressional watchdog reports.
The Energy Department is once more deciding what kind of appliances are good for you. Like the "standards" the federal government imposed on light bulbs, toilets, washing machines and other essentials, the rules are all about taking choices from consumers and requiring them to buy machines that don't work or don't work as well as they once did.
A Republican congressman called Wednesday for an audit of all U.S. government secrecy, saying "classification inflation" is forcing federal agencies to issue more and more clearances, creating opportunities for leaks about truly vital programs.
The White House on Tuesday is touting a progress report on President Obama's pledge to combat gun violence, in the wake of December's school shooting, that says the administration has "completed or made significant progress" on 21 of 23 executive actions Mr. Obama laid out in January.
House Republicans powered through a bill Tuesday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying the recent conviction of a Philadelphia abortion provider for killing newborn babies has revived the contentious debate.
Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, will give classified details of terrorist plots foiled with the help of the National Security Agency's broad data gathering about Americans' phone calls and online communications when he delivers rare open testimony to the House intelligence committee Tuesday.
A week into the immigration debate, the Senate has finally set up showdowns Tuesday afternoon on some of the biggest questions, including whether to build the full 700-mile fence Congress approved seven years ago, but never followed through on.
It's amazing that there are those - including The New York Times - that continue to prop up the flawed finger-pointing of the Internal Revenue Service, blaming a couple of rogue agents out of its Cincinnati office for the unlawful targeting of conservative groups.
Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn't want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built.
Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday that he won't bring an immigration bill to the chamber floor unless it can win the support of a majority of House Republicans, creating hurdles for those hoping to see Congress legalize illegal immigrants.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday he doesn't worry about people who criticize him for appearing publicly with people such as President Clinton or President Obama or being labeled a RINO ("Republican in Name Only").
Villains abound in the great immigration scam, now playing out in Congress, and not all of them are Democrats. Some are fat cats of the Republican persuasion, and the satisfied smiles on their faces suggest Cheshire blood lines.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, an early supporter of President Obama in 2008, has officially thrown her support behind an independent group urging former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016, becoming the first sitting member of Congress to do so.