| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:47 PM
WASHINGTON — The fight began as a lawsuit between two bloggers over a rude hand gesture, but when lawyers representing two of California's signature industries showed up in federal court in Boston, it became part of a growing battle between...
| 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....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:58 PM
WASHINGTON — Although U.S. intelligence officials have indicated since last summer that the National Security Agency was vacuuming up nearly every American telephone record for counter-terrorism investigations, officials acknowledged Friday that the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:39 AM
After vowing to block a GOP plan to help farmers deal with the California drought, congressional Democrats have now unveiled their own drought proposal – a more modest proposal that would not suspend any state or federal environmental laws.
| Jun 13, 2013
I invite my most clever, lawyerly comment contributors to make the case that National Intelligence Director James Clapper (right) did not brazenly commit perjury during his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 12. Oregon Democrat Ron...