| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:17 PM
CIA spying on the Senate is the constitutional equivalent of the Watergate break-in. In both cases, the executive branch attacked the very foundations of our system of checks and balances.
President Obama is not President Nixon. He hasn’t been...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:00 PM
When Secretary of State John F. Kerry traveled to Ethiopia last year, he met a young blogger named Natnael Feleke. When he returned a few months ago, Kerry found that Feleke, along with five other bloggers and three journalists, had been arrested —...
| Aug 7, 2014
A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes diplomats different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country.
How else can you explain why CIA Director John Brennan...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The debate in Congress over how to handle the crisis at the Southwestern border appears certain to become more heated before any resolution is reached.
A bipartisan proposal from two Texas lawmakers that would speed up judicial reviews for migrant...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:08 PM
The Obama administration and Senate negotiators appear close to an agreement to strengthen legislation that would curtail the bulk collection of data on Americans.
In May, the House passed a watered-down version of a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if Congress doesn't approve emergency funds to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told senators...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Consumers who want to change cellular providers could soon find it easier to keep using their existing cellphones under a bill that advanced Thursday in the Senate.
Similar to the law that lets consumers keep their phone numbers when switching networks,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Donald Sterling controversy had much of the right wing vibrating this weekend with the revelation that the purported arch-racist Sterling was (gasp!) a Democrat. This shed little light on the Sterling affair, other than to underscore the ancient...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The chairman of a key Senate panel Tuesday blocked $650 million in military aid for Egypt in a sign of Washington’s ambivalence over support for the authoritarian military government in Cairo.
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The Egyptian military recently used American-made Apache helicopter gunships to fire rockets into houses in the Sinai Peninsula, the latest in a series of lethal raids targeting a little-known Al Qaeda-inspired group that has bombed civilians.