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Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Surveillance

Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Surveillance

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The leaders of the Senate and House Intelligence committees defended the National Security Agency’s phone and internet surveillance programs revealed last week, saying that the programs are “wi…

Republican Senator Lends Support to Immigration Reform Bill

Republican Senator Lends Support to Immigration Reform Bill

Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said Sunday that she will support the immigration reform bill drafted by the bipartisan “Gang of Eight,” arguing that the legislation provides a &…

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Formally Announces Senate Bid

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Formally Announces Senate Bid

Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced on Saturday that he will seek the Senate seat made vacant when Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., died earlier this week.“I’m here today to officially announce…

Obama: US, China Must Develop ‘Firm Understanding’ on Cybersecurity

Obama: US, China Must Develop ‘Firm Understanding’ on Cybersecurity

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(PALM SPRINGS, Calif.) – President Obama Friday night sought to make a clear distinction between his administration’s domestic surveillance and cyber espionage, after the first in a series of meetings with Chinese …

Rubio Optimistic About Immigration Reform

Rubio Optimistic About Immigration Reform

Photo by Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., believes that the immigration bill he helped write will eventually get enough votes to break a filibuster in the Senate.Earlier this week,…

US Attorney Seeks 4-Year Sentence for Jesse Jackson Jr.

US Attorney Seeks 4-Year Sentence for Jesse Jackson Jr.

US Congress(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. attorney Friday recommended a four-year prison sentence and the forfeiture of $750,000 for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois.
U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen sought the 48-month sentence for the disgraced lawmaker …

Wikileaks Redux? Intel Officials Fear More Leaks

Wikileaks Redux? Intel Officials Fear More Leaks

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Guardian appears to have obtained yet another “TOPSECRET/NOFORN” document.  This one is a Presidential Policy Directive on U.S. cyber operations and directs the President’s national security t…

Northeast Corner of Colorado Seeks Statehood

Northeast Corner of Colorado Seeks Statehood

iStockphoto(WELD COUNTY, Colo.) — The northeastern corner of Colorado could be the 51st state if its residents have their way.
Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway told ABC News that his constituents feel “ignored and disenfranchised” by t…

Supreme Court Upholds ‘Minor Intrusion’ of Arrestee DNA Swabs

Supreme Court Upholds ‘Minor Intrusion’ of Arrestee DNA Swabs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court Monday upheld a Maryland law that allows officials to take DNA without a warrant from those who have been arrested, but not convicted of a serious crime.Justice Anthony Kennedy, for a 5-4 majority…

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

Office of Sen. Frank Lautenberg(NEW YORK) — Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., the oldest U.S. Senator and the last remaining World War II veteran serving in the senate died on Monday. He was 89.
Lautenberg passed away at 4:02 a.m. on Monday at New Yor…

Congress to Hold IRS Hearings this Week

Congress to Hold IRS Hearings this Week

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — On Monday, a House Appropriations subcommittee will hear from Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel about what steps the agency is taking to address the IRS’ targeting of cons…

David Plouffe: Hillary Clinton Is Democratic Frontrunner If She Runs in 2016

David Plouffe: Hillary Clinton Is Democratic Frontrunner If She Runs in 2016

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Bloomberg TV contributor David Plouffe, who ran President Obama’s 2008 campaign for president, said during an exclusive to web interview with This Week, that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…

Rep. Dingell: ‘Refusal to Compromise’ One of Biggest Changes in 57 Years

Rep. Dingell: ‘Refusal to Compromise’ One of Biggest Changes in 57 Years

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Speaking this morning on This Week, Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan — who is poised to become the longest serving member of Congress on June 7 — bemoaned Washington partisanship…

David Plouffe: IRS Targeting Was Not a Political Pursuit

David Plouffe: IRS Targeting Was Not a Political Pursuit

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Former White House senior adviser and Democratic strategist David Plouffe fought back against assertions from GOP strategist and George W. Bush’s former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove that the IR…

Rep. Issa Says Washington Directed IRS Targetting Out of Cincinnati

Rep. Issa Says Washington Directed IRS Targetting Out of Cincinnati

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The IRS agents in Cincinnati who were involved in the targeting of conservative groups were “being directly ordered from Washington,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said on Sunday, as he accuse…

Sebelius Seeks Review of Organ Allocation

Sebelius Seeks Review of Organ Allocation

Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Health and Human Services’ Secretary Katheen Sebelius has called for a review of policies affecting children awaiting lung transplants, as the parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl fight for their dau…

Marco Rubio Right in the Middle of the Immigration Debate

Marco Rubio Right in the Middle of the Immigration Debate

Photo by Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As an immigration reform bill heads to the floor of the Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is staking out a position as the man who can help bargain for Republican…

Rep. John Dingell Set to Break Record for Longest Congressional Tenure

Rep. John Dingell Set to Break Record for Longest Congressional Tenure

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rep. John Dingell, who is serving his 30th term in the House of Representatives, is poised to break the record next week as the longest-serving member in the history of the U.S. Congress.Next Friday…

Despite Huge Lead, Gov. Christie Fills Airwaves With Campaign Ads

Despite Huge Lead, Gov. Christie Fills Airwaves With Campaign Ads

Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading his gubernatorial opponent, state Sen. Barbara Buono, by more than 30 points, but that hasn’t stopped him from bombarding the airwaves with ads, including…

Obamacare Offers Slight Improvement to Medicare Outlook

Obamacare Offers Slight Improvement to Medicare Outlook

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new government review shows that the passage of the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — has extended the life of the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund by nearly a decade.According to a press…

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