| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:29 PM
(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill on Tuesday to encourage companies to exchange information with the government on hacking attempts and cybersecurity threats, officials said.
Despite concerns by some that the measure does...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:25 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats hope to turn their legal setback on Obamacare and contraception into a winning autumn campaign issue by pushing legislation requiring employers to include birth control in healthcare coverage.
Democrats in the Senate...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:50 PM
WASHINGTON A national security watchdog panel on Wednesday approved a soft-hitting report on one of the National Security Agency's data collection programs, saying it is legal and provoking critics who say the program actually sweeps up Americans' data...
| Jun 21, 2014
Former federal government contract worker Edward Snowden's disclosures of virtually limitless surveillance of American citizens by the National Security Agency corroborated the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis' wisdom that sunshine is said to...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:47 PM
One year ago this month, Americans learned that their government was engaged in secret dragnet surveillance, which contradicted years of assurances to the contrary from senior government officials and intelligence leaders.
On this anniversary, it is...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:36 AM
As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
| May 28, 2014
| 2:04 PM
An investigation of medical care at Veterans Affairs facilities has found "systemic" problems and "manipulation" of waiting lists, prompting new calls for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.
"We are finding that inappropriate scheduling practices...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:50 PM
A scathing report finding a systemic problem at Veterans Affairs medical facilities nationwide, including manipulation of records to mask long waits for appointments, fueled new calls Wednesday for VA chief Eric K. Shinseki's resignation.
| May 30, 2014
| 11:54 AM
After weeks of being bombarded by some veterans groups and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, Eric K. Shinseki bowed to the inevitable Friday and stepped down as secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying he wanted to avoid being a distraction...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Obama administration is facing a liberal revolt in the Senate over two high-priority judicial nominations, potentially jeopardizing its push to shape the federal judiciary in advance of the midterm congressional election.
The disputes, which involve...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:46 PM
An unlikely coalition of liberal Democrats and libertarian Republicans has raised legitimate questions about the Obama administration's view that U.S. citizens abroad can be targeted for killing without trial. But now those concerns are threatening to...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:03 PM
The oeuvre of political advertising — and let’s, for a moment, let that affectation slide by — includes a number of reliable standbys.
There is the homey and heart-warming family montage, intended to humanize a candidate; the...