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  • House votes overwhelmingly to end NSA's mass collection of phone records

    House votes overwhelmingly to end NSA's mass collection of phone records
    The House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday to dial back the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects and stores data from nearly every landline or cellphone call dialed or received in the United States. The bill passed,...
  • How not to win friends and influence people

    Sitting across the table in my radio studio, California Congressman John Garamendi grabbed his head in disbelief when I asked him about the Trans-Pacific Partnership: "What's the president doing?" It's the same reaction I've received from many...
  • Fast-track's Senate stall

    Fast-track's Senate stall
    Efforts to approve fast-track trade authority were stalled in the Senate this week, blocked by Democrats on a failed cloture vote Tuesday. As much as this was a setback for President Barack Obama who has sought that legislation as part of his efforts to...
  • Senate Democrats block Obama's trade bill

    WASHINGTON Despite heavy lobbying by the White House, rebellious Senate Democrats delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama's trade agenda Tuesday, blocking debate on a bill aimed at speeding passage of a 12-nation trade pact, the largest in...
  • House bill targets NSA's power to hold phone data

    House bill targets NSA's power to hold phone data
    The House is poised to pass a bipartisan bill Wednesday intended to dial back the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects and stores Americans’ telephone data and that a federal appeals court has ruled is illegal. The proposed...
  • Partnership-minded Ryan pushes, promotes Pacific trade deal

    WASHINGTON "I find it a little sad that you feel like this is even a story," Rep. Paul D. Ryan said recently. "Because it shouldn't have to be." The Wisconsin Republican had just been asked about the sometimes surprising political alliances he's forged,...
  • Senators demand CIA's Brennan admit computer search improper

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration and the CIA may have put behind them the agency's intrusions into computers used by Senate Intelligence Committee staffers to compile their scathing report on the agency's torture of suspected terrorists, but some...
  • Nike a controversial backdrop for Obama's Pacific trade pitch

    BEAVERTON, Ore. President Barack Obama delivered a spirited pitch Friday for a controversial 12-nation Pacific trade pact, declaring that congressional Democrats opposed to the deal are "just wrong" and warning that if the U.S. doesn't act, China will...
  • Pricey Hep C Drug Sparks Debate About Impact On State Budget

    HARTFORD — Sovaldi is being hailed as breakthrough treatment for the more than 3 million Americans with hepatitis C. But while the pricey prescription pill has given new hope to patients, it has had a detrimental impact on the state budget. The...
  • Obama's Nike stop puts focus on outsourcing, labor standards

    No doubt President Barack Obama is fond of Nike. Golf outings often find him decked out from head to toe in apparel featuring the emblematic company swoosh. Now the president is putting the company logo on his trade agenda. On Friday, the president...
  • Democrats don't want to give up leverage on US trade measures

    WASHINGTON Two Democratic U.S. lawmakers said members of their party don't want to give up their leverage on trade legislation by voting now to give President Barack Obama the negotiating authority he wants. Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, the top...