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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Senate Judiciary Subcommittee
One of the nation's top intelligence officials defended the National Security Agency's snooping on online communications at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday, telling lawmakers that more transparency is not needed — and would prove self-defeating.
The passage of a string of state "stand your ground" self-defense laws in recent years produced a partisan divide at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, with Democrats saying the laws have led to increased gun violence, often targeting minorities, while Republicans questioning the need for a hearing on the issue at all.
Citing Monday's massacre at Washington's Navy Yard, Sen. Richard Durbin has canceled a planned hearing on the controversial "stand your ground" laws.
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois thinks the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups hasn't gone far enough, and he wants to help. He's doing some bullying of his own.
The Senate will be taking up the matter of stand your ground laws with planned hearings this fall headed by Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Democrat announced Friday.
The White House drew scorn from both sides of the aisle on Tuesday after it refused to send a witness to the first Senate hearing on drone warfare and targeted killings.
Immigration rights advocates are turning their fire on one of their own champions, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, demanding he stop taking donations from lobbyists for private prisons, which earn money by holding illegal immigrants for the U.S. government.
A loophole that permits software companies to sell cyberstalking apps that operate secretly on cellphones could soon be closed by Congress. The software is popular among jealous wives or husbands because it can continuously track the whereabouts of a spouse.
Hey, Gary E. Johnson's still standing, still touring: the Libertarian presidential hopeful, in fact, is quite cheerful these days, having drawn 5 percent of the national vote in multiple polls. The phenomenon has prompted Mr. Johnson to insist he be included in presidential debates with President Obama and Mitt Romney, which begin Oct 3.
The U.S. ambassador to Canada is calling for smarter border security to target terrorists and smugglers and to spend "less time inspecting my grandmother."
As news about the iPhone's location tracking remind us, data privacy is important. Certainly, with virtually our entire lives digitized today, knowledge regarding the use of data is critical. But Sony has provided us with a sobering reminder: Giving data to a large company and having it stolen are two different things.
Top executives from AT&T and T-Mobile USA faced off against top officials from Sprint Nextel and Cellular South on Capitol Hill Wednesday as lawmakers considered whether AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile would produce better mobile service for consumers or crush competition in the wireless industry.
High-tech giants Google and Apple struggled to reassure lawmakers at a Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday that the companies can protect the privacy of mobile-device users, in light of recent reports that popular smartphones and tablet computers are secretly storing data on the whereabouts of customers.
The nation's four largest wireless carriers say they obtain customer permission before using a subscriber's physical location to provide driving directions, family-finder applications and other location-based services, and before sharing a subscriber's location with any outside mobile apps that provide such services.
Police and prosecutors in Europe and the U.S. have launched investigations into cyber-attacks by supporters of the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, as online skirmishing over the group's publication of secret diplomatic communications continued.