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Mark Udall

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  • Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess

    Congress started July - its last full working month before the November election - with a full plate. But it may not have the appetite to handle it all. At the top of lawmakers' to-do list is passing at least temporary funding for the Highway Trust...
  • Democratic lawmakers move to upend ruling on birth control

    WASHINGTON Taking up advice from Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., congressional Democrats Wednesday introduced legislation to get around the court's decision last month to exempt private corporations from having to provide coverage for...
  • Spy watchdog sees little wrong with NSA's surveillance of noncitizens aboard

    WASHINGTON A national security watchdog panel on Wednesday approved a soft-hitting report on one of the National Security Agency's data collection programs, saying it is legal and provoking critics who say the program actually sweeps up Americans' data...
  • Senators should take Snowden's lead, shine light on NSA

    Former federal government contract worker Edward Snowden's disclosures of virtually limitless surveillance of American citizens by the National Security Agency corroborated the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis' wisdom that sunshine is said to...
  • Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Rand Paul: How to end the NSA dragnet

     Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Rand Paul: How to end the NSA dragnet
    One year ago this month, Americans learned that their government was engaged in secret dragnet surveillance, which contradicted years of assurances to the contrary from senior government officials and intelligence leaders. On this anniversary, it is...
  • Liberal groups urge Senate to block Obama judicial nominees

    The Obama administration is facing a liberal revolt in the Senate over two high-priority judicial nominations, potentially jeopardizing its push to shape the federal judiciary in advance of the midterm congressional election. The disputes, which involve...
  • Don't hold David Barron's judicial nomination hostage

    An unlikely coalition of liberal Democrats and libertarian Republicans has raised legitimate questions about the Obama administration's view that U.S. citizens abroad can be targeted for killing without trial. But now those concerns are threatening to...
  • $10-million ad campaign joins 'avalanche' of anti-Obamacare ads

    $10-million ad campaign joins 'avalanche' of anti-Obamacare ads
    The big-spending conservative group American Crossroads and its nonprofit arm launched a new offensive Tuesday in the 2014 campaign for control of the U.S. Senate with an ad targeting North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and her support of the Affordable Care...
  • VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama

    VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama
    As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
  • VA probe into wait times expands amid new calls for Shinseki to resign

    An investigation of medical care at Veterans Affairs facilities has found "systemic" problems and "manipulation" of waiting lists, prompting new calls for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. "We are finding that inappropriate scheduling practices...
  • Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report

    Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report
    A scathing report finding a systemic problem at Veterans Affairs medical facilities nationwide, including manipulation of records to mask long waits for appointments, fueled new calls Wednesday for VA chief Eric K. Shinseki's resignation. As the...