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  • What to watch: Crunch time calm; texting while driving bill

    The closing days of Texas' legislative session usually mean political chaos, with some lawmakers scrambling to finalize pet proposed legislation and others working just as hard to block bills they despise. But this year's final week looks to be a...
  • Senate rejects action on Patriot Act; NSA spying powers likely to lapse

    WASHINGTON The National Security Agency's power to collect domestic phone records is likely to expire with the Senate paralyzed over what to do about the Patriot Act. The Senate left Washington for a weeklong vacation after an early morning session...
  • Change certain on Pennsylvania's top court; 3 seats to fill

    With six nominees vying for three open seats on the state Supreme Court and campaign dollars already flowing by the millions, change is inevitable. The new justices who will join the state's highest court in January are expected to restore a full...
  • Christie criticizes Senate's failure to extend Patriot Act

    Gov. Chris Christie said the U.S. Senate's failure to extend the Patriot Act could have dangerous consequences. The Senate failed early Saturday morning to advance a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the law. Critics of the...
  • VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital

    Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. But the really heavy lifting will be done 1,500 miles away in...
  • What's left for Connecticut lawmakers this session

    With the June 3 adjournment deadline fast approaching, the Connecticut General Assembly still has some major pieces of legislation to pass. A look at some of the highlights: __ BUDGET Closed-door talks continue between the Democratic leaders of the...
  • Senate fails to resolve standoff over Patriot Act

    Senate fails to resolve standoff over Patriot Act
    Scrambling to prevent a shutdown of a program used to track terrorists, the Senate pulled an all-nighter but failed early Saturday to resolve a standoff over the National Security Agency system of collecting and storing U.S. telephone records. Lawmakers...
  • Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension

    The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. The main stumbling block was a House-passed...
  • Senators sing blues over impasse; GOP hopefuls stuck in DC

    Two senators have a plane to catch to Cuba, others were hoping to impress Republican presidential primary voters and then there's Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is slated to deliver a sunset piano performance of "Ol' Man River" on the banks of the Mississippi....
  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill; House showdown looms

    Senate clears White House-backed trade bill; House showdown looms
    In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. The vote was 62-37 to...
  • Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension of Patriot Act

    The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. The main stumbling block was a House-...