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  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential terrorists. But he thinks the National Security Agency's program to collect records on every telephone call in the country goes well beyond what he intended.
  • Tribes' payday loans under scrutiny

    Tribes' payday loans under scrutiny
    A growing number of Indian tribes are getting into the payday loan business, saying they just want to raise revenue for their reservations while helping cash-strapped consumers nationwide. But federal officials suspect that, at least in some cases,...

    Social nets wrap: Vitter, Feingold call for end to automatic congressional pay raises

    One of the Hill's most prolific social networkers, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, tweeted Monday advocating an end to automatic congressional pay raises. Vitter, a Republican facing a bumpy reelection ride in an atmosphere hostile to incumbents, joined...

    Obama calls insulation 'sexy' (text here)

    President Obama went to a Home Depot in northern Virginia today to pitch energy independence as a surefire way to produce jobs. And he said, several times, that weatherizing or insulation is sexy, explaining that it's cool to save money....

    Electric motorcycle maker Brammo gains momentum

    It’s been quite a week for Brammo Inc., the Oregon-based manufacturer of the Enertia electric motorcycle. Last Saturday, the company celebrated the opening of its first California sales outlet at the Best Buy store in El Segundo, where it held...