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  • Obama plan to review deportation cases stokes heated debate

     
    The Obama administration's plan to review the cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants currently in deportation proceedings to identify "low-priority" offenders has sparked a debate in Washington and beyond. Officials said that by launching the case-by-case...
  • Technology: Entrepreneurs blast the Protect IP Act

     
    The Protect IP Act, an entertainment industry-backed bill to combat online piracy, has drawn fire from tech advocacy groups and noteworthy engineers who worry about its effects on the Internet ecosystem. Now, more than 100 tech entrepreneurs and...
  • Breaking down the DOMA Repeal Vote, Part 2: Why it matters to the movement

     
    In part 1 of “Breaking down the DOMA Repeal Vote,” we looked at the difficult legislative path ahead for the “Respect for Marriage Act” (RFA) that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed last week which would repeal the anti-gay &#...
  • SOPA sent back to the drawing board in wake of Internet protests

     
    The SOPA online piracy bill that helped spark this week's unprecedented Internet protests will be redrafted, its lead sponsor said Friday. The move came not long after the Senate postponed a key vote on the companion PIPA bill scheduled for next week....
  • SOPA and PIPA opponents warn the bills are not dead yet

     
    A day after a widespread Internet blackout, key opponents of SOPA and PIPA warned Thursday that the controversial online piracy bills are not dead yet and called for lawmakers to slow down and start over....
  • U.S. intends to deliver full aid to Egypt despite objections

     
    The Obama administration announced Friday that it intends to deliver all $1.3 billion in promised aid to Egypt’s military, despite calls from lawmakers and rights advocates to hold back money because of limits on political rights in the North...
  • Dems Keep Senate Majority, GOP Grabs 5 Seats

    Dems Keep Senate Majority, GOP Grabs 5 Seats
    Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California. Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
  • Possible conflict worries Schiff, Sherman

    Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) have been raising alarms about potential new hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan where violence erupted for years after the fall of...
  • Two Americans Detained in Syria Released

    Two Americans Detained in Syria Released
    (CNN) -- Two Americans detained amid the social turbulence in Syria have been released, the State Department and others said Friday. The United States never got consular access to the Americans while they were detained, but department spokesman Mark...
  • DEA Agents Accused of Hiring Hookers

    DEA Agents Accused of Hiring Hookers
    WASHINGTON -- Three Drug Enforcement Administration agents are under investigation for allegedly hiring prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, a congressional source confirms to CNN. According to this source, House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King, R-...
  • Fast track to the American dream

    Fast track to the American dream
    — Amid the skyscrapers and coal power plants in this fast-growing manufacturing city of nearly 13 million people, eager investors filed into a convention center that thumped with dance music from a Florida beach party video. On sale was the dream...
  • House panel recommends Holder contempt citation

    House panel recommends Holder contempt citation
    Voting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious weapons sting operation. The...