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  • Congress still gets paid while government is closed

    Congress still gets paid while government is closed
    Congress has failed so miserably that it can't even keep the government open for business. But our representatives and senators still will get paid for failing to do their job. Rest assured it's not because they are considered "essential" personnel...
  • Counting Catholics in Congress -- an obsolete exercise

    I purchased my copy of the 2014 Almanac of American Politics (only $90) Tuesday and immediately started browsing through the profiles of members of Congress. As always, I found myself focusing on the religion of the senators and representatives, a...
  • Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue

    Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition, or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...
  • Donnelly-backed bill would aid reservists

    SOUTH BEND - U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Granger, and fellow senators Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., have introduced a bill that would give qualified members of the reserve components tiered preference in hiring for civil service jobs....
  • Concerns about NSA surveillance persist despite release of files

    WASHINGTON — After weeks of mounting controversy and doubts in Congress, the Obama administration made its most detailed effort yet to reassure the public about the National Security Agency's massive collection of Americans' telephone records,...
  • Holder plan would ease mandatory sentences for some drug offenders

    Holder plan would ease mandatory sentences for some drug offenders
    The Justice Department plans to change how it prosecutes some non-violent drug offenders, so they would no longer face mandatory minimum prison sentences, in an overhaul of federal prison policy that Attorney General Eric Holder will unveil on Monday....
  • New Snowden leaks reveal problems at NSA

    New Snowden leaks reveal problems at NSA
    WASHINGTON -- The disclosure of a top secret internal audit that shows the National Security Agency has overstepped its legal authority repeatedly since 2011 is likely to further erode public trust in the beleaguered intelligence service and spur new...
  • Senate committee approves reporters' shield law

    WASHINGTON — Journalists and bloggers who report news to the public will be protected from being forced to testify about their work under a media shield bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday. But the new legal protections will not extend to...
  • Senate confirms first openly gay U.S. appeals court judge

    Senate confirms first openly gay U.S. appeals court judge
    WASHINGTON -- By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Senate confirmed the first openly gay judge to sit on a U.S. court of appeals. Todd M. Hughes, 46, a veteran Justice Department lawyer, will serve on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a...
  • Keep the drone debate alive

    It's become accepted wisdom that Washington has become pathologically polarized and partisan, with every new debate inevitably breaking down along party lines. That's why it was so remarkable last week when Rand Paul's old-fashioned talking filibuster...
  • It's time that Congress move to hang up on phone tracking

    WASHINGTON — From the evidence so far, there's no good reason to let the National Security Agency continue its massively intrusive practice of logging our private phone calls. Congress should pull the plug. I'm not ignoring all the officials,...
  • Seeking sense on sentencing

    WASHINGTON — Libertarians believe government should have a compelling reason before it restricts an individual's liberty. Today's liberals believe almost any reason will do, because liberty is less important than equality, fraternity, fighting...