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- Fla.’s Trey Radel exits rehab, ‘excited’ to resume congressional role
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- 45 Calif. students at one school test positive for tuberculosis exposure
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- Ku Klux Klan group holds recruitment meeting in Maryland
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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Robert W. Goodlatte
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.
Now that the government shutdown is over, House Republicans may turn their attention back to passing a bill that would let states charge online shoppers sales tax when they buy from websites such as Amazon and eBay.
The union that represents the people who would have to decide who gets legalized under any new immigration law said in a letter Tuesday that the Obama administration is not ready to handle the influx of applications.
As families of victims of Friday's Connecticut elementary school shooting grieved during another day of funerals, President Obama promised action on new gun-control proposals and tapped Vice President Joseph R. Biden to head up the White House's efforts.
The House on Friday rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, falling well short of the two-thirds vote required and signaling a striking slide since the amendment's high point in the 1990s.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday offered a strong defense of his agency's new Internet traffic regulations in the face of questioning from skeptical Republican lawmakers.
More than 200 years after the first part was written, the Constitution produced standing ovations and strident but respectful debate as lawmakers from both parties read the government's founding document on the House floor in its entirety — or nearly so.
The Constitution frequently gets lip service in Congress, but House Republicans next year will make sure it gets a lot more than that - the new rules the incoming majority party proposed this week call for a full reading of the country's founding document on the floor of the House on Jan. 6.
A federal judge from Louisiana is corrupt and unfit to serve on the bench, House members said Monday as they began a rare congressional impeachment trial by laying out their case against the jurist.