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  • Patent trolls win a huge victory in Congress; consumers lose

    Patent trolls win a huge victory in Congress; consumers lose
    A couple of weeks ago, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), killed a major piece of patent reform legislation, presumably for the year. The tech community is still shaking in dismay, and you should too. The measure, known as the...
  • Senate's top Democrat opposes controversial Obama judicial pick

    Senate's top Democrat opposes controversial Obama judicial pick
    In a rare break with the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced his opposition to President Obama's controversial pick for a seat on the federal bench in Georgia. Reid's comments Thursday about the nomination of Michael...
  • AT&T deal for DirecTV driven by desire to pare programming costs

    For anyone wondering what's driving AT&T Inc.'s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates. The FCC report noted DirecTV is often able...
  • White House's late changes to NSA spying bill shake support

    Carefully crafted legislation that would end the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is under fire after the White House requested last-minute changes that critics say would water down its protections. A year after Americans learned...
  • Liberal groups urge Senate to block Obama judicial nominees

    Liberal groups urge Senate to block Obama judicial nominees
    The Obama administration is facing a liberal revolt in the Senate over two high-priority judicial nominations, potentially jeopardizing its push to shape the federal judiciary in advance of the midterm congressional election. The disputes, which involve...
  • Obama court nominee faces tough questions from Senate Democrats

    President Obama's controversial pick for a federal judgeship in Georgia told senators that votes he cast as a state legislator would not be "indicative" of how he would decide cases, as he sought to win over Democrats skeptical of his record on civil...
  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • Immigration debate launches new round of finger-pointing in Congress

    Immigration debate launches new round of finger-pointing in Congress
    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...
  • U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget

    U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget
    Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if Congress doesn't approve emergency fundsĀ  to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told senators...
  • Senate panel advances bill to let consumers unlock cellphones

    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,...
  • Senators spar over the need for new voting rights legislation

    Senators spar over the need for new voting rights legislation
    Republicans and Democrats in the Senate argued bitterly Wednesday about the need for a new law to protect the voting rights of minorities. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed legislation to resuscitate a critical provision of the...