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By Steve King
Topic - Patrick Leahy
Vermont and the U.S. Senate's most senior member are initiating efforts to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's recent campaign finance rulings but taking different tacks.
Two weeks after lawmakers made Vermont the first state to call for a constitutional amendment to reverse recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on campaign spending, Sen. Patrick Leahy has announced he'll hold a Senate hearing on the issue.
Harvard Law School scholar David Barron is an Obama administration nominee for a federal appeals court. He is also the author of government memos that make legal justifications for killing U.S. citizens overseas with drone strikes.
Vermont Sens. Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy have won Gold Mouse Awards for their use of social media to stay in contact with their constituents.
Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is being honored by an arm of the American Library Association for his efforts to protect the privacy of people who borrow from the nation's libraries.
The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was "invested and debated" by Congress and wasn't a covert operation that required White House approval.
President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday to end quickly the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, which could be a big ask for lawmakers who don't often move quickly without a looming deadline.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says he looks forward to working with colleagues in the Senate to ensure that Vermont's community-driven responses to opioid and heroin addiction receive the support necessary to succeed.
Vermont's heroin and opioid abuse problems received national attention Monday at U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy's Judiciary Committee field hearing in Rutland where witnesses discussed both reassuring signs of progress and areas in need of improvement.
Only about a dozen senators were in the chamber when the Dalai Lama offered the opening prayer in the Senate on Thursday morning.
Grand Haven Tribune. Feb. 3
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday narrowly approved the nomination of a longtime legal advocate for liberal causes to run the civil rights division at the Justice Department.
An executive of Target Corp. said Tuesday the retailer has taken actions to shore up security following the massive breach of millions of consumers' data during the holiday season.
U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy says the farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate will strengthen the state.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says there's more of an "internationalist attitude" in Vermont than in other states.
"I've always worried about a constitutional convention that could be opened up to all kinds of things - a constitutional amendment that would do away with most of our environmental laws or ... might dramatically change who's allowed to vote," he said.
But he said Thursday he'd rather see Congress craft an amendment, rather than have a constitutional convention that could be open to any topic.