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  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable execs grilled by lawmakers

    Senior executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable were grilled for more than three hours Wednesday about their proposed merger by a mostly skeptical Senate Judiciary Committee concerned that the more than $40-billion deal would be bad for consumers and...
  • Comcast, TW Cable Execs Grilled By Skeptical Senators at Merger Hearing

    Senators grilled Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives on an array of competitive concerns over their proposed merger at a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday, but one of the most frequently asked questions was very simple: Will consumers see higher...
  • Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
  • No quick solution to payment card hacking

    Consumers shellshocked by the escalating size and frequency of payment card hacks like the one that recently struck Target aren't likely to get much relief any time soon. If anything, security experts say, the situation will worsen for American shoppers...
  • Lawmakers vow to constrain NSA from collecting U.S. phone records

    WASHINGTON — The drive to end the bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency is gaining strength, as Senate Democrats said Sunday that Congress will change the law to ban the practice if President Obama does not do it first....
  • Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue

    Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition, or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...
  • Immigrant groups lose Catholic funding over gay marriage issue

    Immigrant groups lose Catholic funding over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...
  • Congress still gets paid while government is closed

    Congress still gets paid while government is closed
    Congress has failed so miserably that it can't even keep the government open for business. But our representatives and senators still will get paid for failing to do their job. Rest assured it's not because they are considered "essential" personnel...
  • 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...
  • Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long

     Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long
    Despite persistent polarization in Washington, a bipartisan consensus is emerging around the proposition that too many Americans are incarcerated for too long. Democrats tend to emphasize the injustice of excessive sentences that disproportionately affect...
  • NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed

    WASHINGTON — Although U.S. intelligence officials have indicated since last summer that the National Security Agency was vacuuming up nearly every American telephone record for counter-terrorism investigations, officials acknowledged Friday that the...