| May 21, 2014
| 12:49 PM
The Senate moved a step closer to confirming David Barron to the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, overcoming objections from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and civil libertarians based on his authorship of the so-called “drone memo.”...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- Congressional reaction struck an unusually partisan tone Tuesday following Sen. Dianne Feinstein's contention that the CIA spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computers, a reminder that even typically common ground can become political...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's new plan for the National Security Agency would significantly curb its authority, ending its vast collection of Americans' telephone records, but at the same time give the spy agency access to millions of cellphone...
| Mar 27, 2014
Maybe it was too good to be true. A rare bipartisan healthcare reform proposal backed by leaders of three major House and Senate committees is foundering because Republicans and Democrats can't agree on how to pay for it. The irony is that the measure,...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:26 PM
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers opposed to White House-run surveillance programs welcomed the administration's announcement Tuesday that it would seek legislation to prevent the National Security Agency from storing bulk phone records of Americans.
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Here's some good news for homeowners worried that Congress will fail again to renew popular tax benefits for use in 2014 — especially those allowing for mortgage debt forgiveness, write-offs for energy-saving improvements and...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The Sisyphean task of tax reform should be tried only by someone who will not flinch from igniting some highly flammable people — those who believe that whatever wrinkle in the tax code benefits them is an eternal entitlement. Tax reform's Senate...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in healthcare exchanges created under Obamacare has risen to 7.5 million and is expected to continue increasing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a Senate committee Thursday.
| Nov 24, 2013
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...
| Jan 19, 2014
Individually, the concrete steps President Obama announced Friday toward reforming the National Security Agency's surveillance programs were modest. Taken together, though, they signal the end of an era of unfettered escalation in U.S. intelligence-...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:42 PM
WASHINGTON -- Alarmed by the shooting attack on a Silicon Valley-area power station last spring, several senators called on regulators to review security operations at electrical utilities and consider imposing new rules to protect against future attacks....