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  • Travel ban ends for Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl

    A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday.
  • Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program

    President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records. "This needs to get done," he told reporters in the Oval...

    Blimps over Capitol: Just hot air?

    WASHINGTON Coming soon to a Capitol skyline near you: giant blimps at 10,000 feet? The woman at the helm of the House Administration Committee thinks the Capitol needs eyes in the sky, after authorities failed to detect Florida mailman Douglas Hughes'...

    Democrats search for candidate who can beat Colorado Rep. Coffman

    WASHINGTON After two consecutive cycles of trying and failing to oust Republican Rep. Mike Coffman from his Colorado swing district, Democrats are searching for the right candidate to take him out once and for all. Coffman has proved resilient over his...

    Jonathan Bernstein: Mitch McConnell can't save Senate from chaos

    Mitch McConnell took plenty of grief last weekend for the Patriot Act fiasco, after the Senate failed late Friday night to adopt any option for reauthorizing several of the law's provisions. They are set to expire on Sunday night unless Congress acts. At...