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  • Reining in the surveillance state

    Reining in the surveillance state
    In a sign that the possibility of bipartisan cooperation in Congress is not completely dead, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have moved closer to a consensus on modifying the U.S. Patriot Act, which authorizes the government's secret spying program...
  • Obama, Warren feud breaks open as trade legislation blocked by Democrats

    Obama, Warren feud breaks open as trade legislation blocked by Democrats
    The liberal grass-roots movement gave birth to two huge stars over the last decade, one who rode a wave of anti-war support into the White House and the other who became the ideological standard-bearer in the fight against big banks and corporate greed....
  • Congressional review of Iran nuclear deal is threatened by GOP amendments

    A bipartisan bill for Congress to review any nuclear agreement with Iran faced new danger Thursday as Republican senators sought to force votes on controversial amendments that leaders had hoped to avoid. Senate Republican and Democratic leaders have...
  • Loretta Lynch confirmed as attorney general after long delay

    Loretta Lynch confirmed as attorney general after long delay
    Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, now U.S. attorney for...
  • Justice Department in partial limbo as Loretta Lynch awaits confirmation

    Justice Department in partial limbo as Loretta Lynch awaits confirmation
    Promotions and policy decisions at the Justice Department have been put off. Announcements have slowed to a trickle. Congress is waiting for input on the agency's budget priorities. Amid the stalled Senate confirmation of attorney general nominee...
  • Senate breaks impasse, clearing way for vote on Loretta Lynch nomination

    Senate breaks impasse, clearing way for vote on Loretta Lynch nomination
    For more than five months, Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been waiting for Senate confirmation to start work as the first African American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. On Tuesday, after...
  • Senate Democrats stall anti-human trafficking bill over abortion limits

    Senate Democrats stall anti-human trafficking bill over abortion limits
    A Senate showdown over a popular anti-human trafficking bill escalated Tuesday, as Democrats filibustered the measure in protest Republican-backed abortion restrictions. The heated standoff jeopardizes not only passage of the otherwise bipartisan bill...
  • White House issues veto threat on Keystone XL pipeline bill

    White House issues veto threat on Keystone XL pipeline bill
    The White House says President Barack Obama would veto legislation approving construction of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline. A bill that would have forced Obama's hand on the issue failed to clear Congress in its final days last year. But the...
  • Senate considers deal to avoid partial Homeland Security shutdown

    Senate considers deal to avoid partial Homeland Security shutdown
    Senate leaders moved toward a deal Wednesday to avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, sidestepping a fight over immigration policy. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, declared his administration would curtail deportation of immigrants...
  • Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong

    Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong
    I read Jules Witcover's column ("GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama," Feb. 24) and immediately saw that the date that Sen. Mitch McConnell was purported to have "vowed to make him [President Barack Obama] a one-term president" was inaccurate....
  • Harry Reid to retire; Durbin backs Schumer to lead Democrats in Senate

    Harry Reid to retire; Durbin backs Schumer to lead Democrats in Senate
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms. Three-term New York Sen. Chuck Schumer faces a relatively...