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Jeh Johnson, President Obama's nominee to head the massive Homeland Security Department, won Senate committee approval on Wednesday, clearing a key hurdle as he seeks to take the reins of a complex bureaucracy still suffering growing pains 10 years after it was created.
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.
American farmers stormed Washington on Wednesday, telling a Senate committee they hope any free-trade deal with Europe would open the food markets they've been kept out of by that continent's politicians.
With the government closed and the U.S. staring at default, President Obama told the world for more than an hour Tuesday that America has been weakened domestically and globally.
President Obama's nominee to a top energy post is hanging on by a thread after a poor performance last week at a confirmation hearing where he failed to win over key supporters and even appeared to have misled a Senate committee about his record of support for a coal-fired energy plant.
A D.C. Council member plans to introduce legislation next week that would legalize and regulate the sale of marijuana for recreational use in the nation's capital — the latest in a series of proposed steps to loosen the District's drug laws.
President Obama's pick to be the next No. 2 at the Department of Homeland Security was involved in "political pressure" to influence a visa case linked to Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's former car company, according to e-mails released Friday — documents that may contradict testimony nominee Alejandro Mayorkas gave last month to a Senate committee.
The al Qaeda threat that closed 22 U.S. diplomatic posts Sunday followed intense efforts in Washington to increase security at embassies in danger spots around the world, nearly a year after the deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Last week, Justin Amash, the two-term libertarian Republican congressman from Michigan, joined John Conyers Jr., the 25-term liberal Democratic congressman from the same state, to offer an amendment to legislation funding the National Security Agency.
President Obama's two nominees for the National Labor Relations Board cleared a Senate committee Wednesday as Republicans accused Mr. Obama of trying to pack the D.C. Circuit Court, a long-simmering battle that could spill over into another ugly floor fight before Congress leaves town in August.
The wildfires charring the West again this summer have reignited the debate over what is fueling the horrific infernos: man-made climate change or the proliferation of overgrown, diseased forests.
A Senate committee on Thursday announced plans to hold a hearing next month on the proposed $4.7 billion takeover of America's top pork producer by a Chinese rival — the biggest takeover of a U.S. corporation by a Chinese company ever.
Marco Rubio, the freshman senator from Florida and perhaps a Republican candidate for president in 2016, declares that "95, 96 percent of the [Senate immigration] bill is in perfect shape and ready to go."
In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.
With no Republican objections, President Obama's pick to lead U.S. trade efforts abroad passed a key Senate committee vote Tuesday and could be confirmed by the full upper chamber as soon as next week.