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WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s hopes of taking over the panel that will be crucial to her efforts to renew an assault weapons ban and overhaul immigration laws were dashed Wednesday when Sen. Patrick J. Leahy decided to remain chairman...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation requiring that police obtain a search warrant to gain access to private emails and other forms of electronic communication. The bill, championed by committee Chairman Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.),...
Digital privacy laws in the United States just got one step closer to the 21st century. A Senate committee on Thursday backed privacy protections that would require the government to obtain a search warrant before gaining access to email and other...
Tags: Politics, Paula Broadwell, Government, Laws, Justice System
WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) launched her drive in 1994 to win approval for an assault weapons ban, the relative newcomer to Capitol Hill walked the hallways trying to drum up support. Now, as she prepares for a new fight to pass...
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's "Playing With Fire"...
— Amid the skyscrapers and coal power plants in this fast-growing manufacturing city of nearly 13 million people, eager investors filed into a convention center that thumped with dance music from a Florida beach party video. On sale was the dream...
And so the Christopher Nolan rendition of Batman — started in “Batman Begins” (2005) and continued in “The Dark Knight” (2008) — comes to an end, in “The Dark Knight Rises.” It stands proudly alongside...
PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. - Two of my pundit colleagues - David Brooks of The New York Times and Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal - have written about this "boring" and "inconsequential" presidential campaign. Perhaps the reason is that we've heard...
Cal ThomasPLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. -- Two of my pundit colleagues -- David Brooks of The New York Times and Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal -- have written about this "boring" and "inconsequential" presidential campaign. Perhaps the reason is that we've heard...
Tags: Cal Thomas, Howard Dean, Business, Politics, The New York Times
CNNVoting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious weapons sting operation. The...
Tags: U.S. Senate, Voting, White House, Politics, Executive Branch
KTLA NewsWASHINGTON -- Three Drug Enforcement Administration agents are under investigation for allegedly hiring prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, a congressional source confirms to CNN. According to this source, House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King, R-...
Jonah GoldbergWashington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd, not fluently mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D and AD&D). I know...
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