| Jun 11, 2013
Over the weekend, as Americans were still absorbing double-barreled revelations about the extent of the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance, the source of that information outed himself. Edward J. Snowden, a 29-year-old former employee of a...
| Jun 12, 2013
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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency.
With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:18 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama Administration has joined with GOP leaders in a furious lobbying effort against a measure up for a vote late Wednesday in the House of Representatives that would curtail the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday failed to pass bipartisan legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from larger Internet retailers, but the bill cleared a key procedural hurdle and is on track for approval after lawmakers return...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:16 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department is losing tens of millions of dollars in revenue annually because it leases public land for coal mining at rock-bottom prices, according to a report by the agency’s inspector general
The report focuses on coal...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:32 PM
House lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill aimed at lowering the fees paid by Pandora Media and other Internet radio streaming services.
The bill proposes to change the way the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board calculates how much money Internet radio...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It is certainly not what he hoped or intended, but one of President Obama’s biggest legacies in foreign affairs may prove to be the proliferation of drones as tools of war, assassination and terror.
Obama is not the first to use drones to strike...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:36 PM
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) didn't make any friends in the entertainment industry when he put a hold on the PROTECT IP Act, a bill (S 968) that tries to make foreign websites disappear from the Internet if they are dedicated to piracy. But Wyden isn't just...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Bronco's Tebow is TV magic. Amanpour out at ABC's `This Week'?...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
U.S. lawmakers introduced new anti-piracy legislation Thursday that would give the U.S. International Trade Commission authority to crack down on foreign websites offering bootleg movies and other counterfeit goods....