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  • Top law enforcement organization opposes civil rights nominee

    Top law enforcement organization opposes civil rights nominee
    WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s largest law-enforcement organizations has voiced “vehement opposition" to the nomination of Debo Adegbile to become the Department of Justice’s top voting rights official, telling the White House...
  • Capitol Hill lawmakers call Nelson Mandela's life an inspiration

    WASHINGTON -- The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public...
  • Everyone deserves a second chance [Commentary]

    Everyone deserves a second chance [Commentary]
    Government shutdown. Hyper-partisanship. Ideological warfare. Gridlock in Congress. While those are four things that too many associate with Washington, the reality is that along the banks of the Potomac, sensible minds from across the political and...
  • Will the NSA be reformed?

    Remember Edward Snowden? For a while, the National Security Agency's renegade contractor seemed like the most influential man in American intelligence, even though he's been hiding out in Moscow. Snowden's disclosures touched off a wave of enthusiasm in...
  • Reid ready to make historic change to Senate filibuster rules

    WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled his intent to make good on a threat to deploy the "nuclear option" by changing Senate filibuster rules, a move he said was necessary after Republicans continued to hold up presidential...
  • GOP filibuster of judges is a war, but it's not a war on women

    Senate Republicans who blocked the second of three of President Obama’s recent nominees to an important federal appeals court this week deserve most of the bad things being said about them. The filibustering of qualified nominees to the U.S. Court...
  • Republican filibuster blocks Obama appeals court nominee

    Republican filibuster blocks Obama appeals court nominee
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans blocked another of President Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the latest chapter in a long-running battle between the parties over seats on the influential court....
  • Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide

    WASHINGTON — As drug dealers go, Lori Ann Newhouse was strictly small time. A high school dropout from a little Iowa town, Newhouse had three sons, a low-paying job as a telemarketer and a relentless methamphetamine habit. On St. Patrick's Day...
  • NSA's metadata program: End it, don't mend it

    Five months after Americans learned that information about their telephone calls was being indiscriminately scooped up by the National Security Agency, Congress seems poised to place limits on the bulk collection of telephone "metadata" —...
  • Senate Republicans block Obama nominees

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' rejection Thursday of two key nominations by President Obama revived a battle over filibuster rules and opened a new partisan front just as congressional leaders and the White House are searching for a budget...
  • U.S. spying scandal straining ties with Europe

    WASHINGTON — The expanding transatlantic scandal over U.S. eavesdropping on Europe's leaders and spying on its citizens has begun to strain intelligence relationships and diplomatic ties between allies that call each other best friends, according to...