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  • Spy watchdog sees little wrong with NSA's surveillance of noncitizens aboard

    WASHINGTON A national security watchdog panel on Wednesday approved a soft-hitting report on one of the National Security Agency's data collection programs, saying it is legal and provoking critics who say the program actually sweeps up Americans' data...
  • With highway fund running dry, DOT and Congress look for revenue

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it would start limiting payments to states for road and transit projects next month in an attempt to conserve the federal Highway Trust Fund's rapidly diminishing cash balance. Usually,...
  • Post-Hobby Lobby, Congress should cut health insurance's ties to work

    By ruling that private corporations can shape their employee insurance plans to fit their religious beliefs, the Supreme Court has given Congress another reason to take a step it refused to take in 2010: decouple insurance benefits from employment....
  • Toomey targets some transportation spending

    — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey wants to shift federal money from bike trails and other popular pedestrian projects to additional road and bridge repairs, saying that's a higher national priority. The Lehigh County Republican is offering an amendment as...
  • A tip for American farmers: Grow hemp, make money

    After a 77-year break, hemp plants are growing in American soil again. Right now, in fact. If you hear farmers from South Carolina to Hawaii shouting "God bless America," the reason isn't because Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on...
  • Police need warrants to search smartphones, Supreme Court rules

    WASHINGTON A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday dialed up privacy protections for the 21st century, ruling that police need warrants before searching smartphones. In an emphatic decision, the court said smartphones must be screened off from warrantless...
  • Senators should take Snowden's lead, shine light on NSA

    Former federal government contract worker Edward Snowden's disclosures of virtually limitless surveillance of American citizens by the National Security Agency corroborated the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis' wisdom that sunshine is said to...
  • Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security

    Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security
    President Barack Obama named a veteran federal official from Maryland to lead the Social Security Administration on Friday, more than a year after the previous director left the critical post. Carolyn W. Colvin, 72, an Arnold native who has served as...
  • Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Rand Paul: How to end the NSA dragnet

     Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Rand Paul: How to end the NSA dragnet
    One year ago this month, Americans learned that their government was engaged in secret dragnet surveillance, which contradicted years of assurances to the contrary from senior government officials and intelligence leaders. On this anniversary, it is...
  • Senators call for 12-cent gas-tax increase to replenish highway fund

    As Congress works to approve a short-term infusion of cash to prevent a halt in highway and road construction projects this summer, a pair of senators called Wednesday for raising national fuel taxes by 12 cents a gallon over the next two years as part of...
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