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Even as it is under fire for lack of accomplishments, the House struck a bipartisan note Thursday by easily passing a bill designed to crack down on bogus patent lawsuits that lawmakers say are sapping innovation.
Even as it is under fire for lack of accomplishments, the House struck a bipartisan note Thursday, easily passing a bill designed to crack down on bogus patent lawsuits that lawmakers say are sapping innovation.
A federal law banning firearms that cannot be detected by walk-through metal detectors expires in less than a month, but Congress has yet to act despite the rise of new technologies that can produce "3-D" plastic guns.
Sen. Leahy undermines the agents who protect Vermont
The Senate intelligence committee voted Thursday to officially affirm the NSA's ability to collect records of Americans' telephone calls, but imposes new restrictions on federal authorities who want to sift through the data.
Senate Republicans on Thursday filibustered one of President Obama's nominees to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, arguing that although the woman is well-qualified, confirmation would allow Democrats to shift the political balance to the left on the country's second most important court.
The Republican author of the Patriot Act in the House and the senior Democrat in the Senate teamed together Tuesday to write a bill that would stop the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records and require a court order if the government wants to search through Americans' communications.
The Republican author of the Patriot Act in the House and the senior Democrat in the Senate teamed up Tuesday to write a bill that would stop the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, setting up a major clash with other lawmakers and the Obama administration who are feverishly fighting to preserve the snooping program.
Washington politicians' egos, penchant for nepotism and disregard for taxpayers' money knows no bounds. For weeks leading up to the country's second government shutdown in nearly 20 years, all America talked about, and continues to, is the nation's spending — and the nearly $17 trillion debt problem.
The Obama administration's credibility on intelligence suffered another blow Wednesday as the chief of the National Security Agency admitted that officials put out numbers that vastly overstated the counterterrorism successes of the government's warrantless bulk collection of all Americans' phone records.
The Senate's senior lawmaker said Tuesday that it is time to repeal provisions of the Patriot Act that the intelligence community has relied on to collect all Americans' phone records, saying they are not making the country safer.
Sen. Rand Paul told his Senate colleagues Wednesday that the nation's mandatory minimum sentencing laws disproportionately affect the black community and need to be changed — putting the Kentucky Republican at the front of a push on Capitol Hill to move away from decades of punitive drug policies.
The Senate Judiciary Committee tried Tuesday to find common ground between those who say states should control their own marijuana use laws and those who think federal law should trump.
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman announced Monday that the panel will hold a hearing on marijuana in what comes as the latest effort to smoke out the Justice Department's input on the conflict between state and federal pot laws.
The U.S. Department issued a quick denial to Monday media reports that claimed a halt to funding for Egypt, but then failed to clarify: Is America going to send aid after all?
As the House was voting, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced hearings to try to speed action on legislation.
Even as the House was voting, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced he would hold hearings to try to speed action.