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This post has been corrected, as indicated below.WASHINGTON – With the “fiscal cliff” averted despite the failure to solve key budget issues, the 112th Congress will close out its widely criticized term and the 113th Congress will be sworn in Thursday. The outgoing Congress was...
The Hartford CourantOne way to look at your life right now is this: Even if there's somebody at work who gets on your nerves, there's still a strong chance that you get along better with your co-workers than do the people allegedly running this country. I mentioned in...
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WASHINGTON — President Obama and a key Senate Democrat said Friday they were willing to consider relaxing federal enforcement of the laws against marijuana for those who possess small amounts of the drug. They were reacting to new voter-approved...
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats took to the floor Monday to defend a $60.4-billion aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy against critiques from Republicans and conservative organizations. The Club for Growth, a prominent conservative nonprofit...
Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
If a law enforcement agency wants to examine your snail mail or the contents of your computer hard drive, it must obtain a search warrant, which means it must convince a judge that there is probable cause that a crime has been committed. But no warrant is...
WASHINGTON -- A variety of insults have been deployed in opposition to Susan Rice's likely nomination for secretary of state: She is not qualified; she's too aggressive; she "misled" the public following the lethal attack on the American consulate in...
Tags: John McCain, Benghazi, John Kerry, Susan Rice, Politics
Sun-SentinelSept. 18: Envelopes containing letters and granular substances are sent to NBC News in New York and the New York Post. Both are mailed from Trenton, N.J. Sept. 22: Editorial page assistant at New York Post who opens letters to the editor notices...
WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden returned to the Senate on Tuesday to swear in Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont as the new president pro tempore, an office he now holds as the chamber’s most tenured member after the passing of Hawaii Sen....
In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s hopes of taking over the panel that will be crucial to her efforts to renew an assault weapons ban and overhaul immigration laws were dashed Wednesday when Sen. Patrick J. Leahy decided to remain chairman...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation requiring that police obtain a search warrant to gain access to private emails and other forms of electronic communication. The bill, championed by committee Chairman Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.),...
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