| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved Wednesday to take up legislation that would curtail some of the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data.
Reid filed notice that he would hold a procedural vote, probably next week, on a bill...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:08 PM
As President Obama announced Saturday that he would nominate U.S. Atty. Loretta Lynch to be the nation’s next attorney general, obstacles had already begun to appear on the path toward her confirmation.
The administration’s rocky...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The mass collection of U.S. telephone records by the FBI and the National Security Agency is a "sword of Damocles" hanging over Americans "every time they pick up the phone," attorney Larry E. Klayman told the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
How are Hollywood Democrats feeling about Tuesday's elections? In one word: dread.
With signs over the weekend that some key Senate races were moving toward Republicans, hopes were on chances that the polling is wrong, that Democrats will come through in...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 6:17 PM
When 41-year-old gay rights lawyer Michelle Friedland was confirmed by the Senate in April to the federal bench in San Francisco, Democrats cheered that a liberal woman would become the youngest federal appeals court judge in the nation.
But when a...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A week from Tuesday, voters will choose an entirely new House of Representatives, a third of the U.S. Senate and the governors of 36 states. Lamentably, many qualified voters will stay home, some out of apathy or disillusionment but others because they...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:23 PM
With days to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States. The...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:45 PM
For 10 weeks this summer in a downtown Washington courtroom, the trial of four former Blackwater security guards unfolded as a morality play about American accountability to Iraqi civilians in the aftermath of the United States’ long military...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday.
The delay, which...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Everyone makes mistakes. The most fortunate of us learn valuable lessons, often ones that are uplifting. For the less fortunate, the consequences of an ill-considered act can be much more burdensome.
Non-violent inmates in Virginia's correctional system,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:39 PM
President Obama’s nomination of Michael Boggs to a federal judgeship in Georgia appears to have been doomed by his own party.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said in a statement Monday that the nomination of Boggs, a...