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U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary

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  • NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed

    NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed
    WASHINGTON — Although U.S. intelligence officials have indicated since last summer that the National Security Agency was vacuuming up nearly every American telephone record for counter-terrorism investigations, officials acknowledged Friday that the...
  • Three former NSA workers accused of aiding Snowden

    WASHINGTON — Three people at the National Security Agency have been implicated in Edward Snowden's efforts to copy classified material, including a civilian employee who resigned last month after acknowledging he allowed Snowden to use his...
  • Is Obama a tyrant or a weakling?

    I'm not ashamed to admit it: I love politics. I've been at it for decades. It's important. It's fun. I've made a good living out of it, as campaign manager, candidate and commentator. But there are times when partisan politics has no place. And this is...
  • House toughens penalties for docs who fraudulently prescribe 'buzz free' marijuana

    House toughens penalties for docs who fraudulently prescribe 'buzz free' marijuana
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida doctors prescribing a form of medicinal marijuana could face jail time and fines if they fraudulently hand out the low-THC version known as “Charlotte’s Web.” The Legislature is considering whether to...
  • Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
  • House passes GOP-backed bill aimed at Obama's 'imperial presidency'

    WASHINGTON -- The House passed the first of a pair of bills aimed at reining in what Republicans call a pattern of overreach by the executive branch under President Obama. Democrats decried the base-pleasing measure as a political stunt. Immigration...
  • House panel considers Internet sales tax compromise

    WASHINGTON — Seeking to end the long-running battle over the collection of sales taxes for online purchases, the House Judiciary Committee debated possible compromises that included two ideas to tax Internet sales based on the retailer's home state,...
  • Holder squares off with GOP lawmaker over contempt controversy

    Holder squares off with GOP lawmaker over contempt controversy
    WASHINGTON -- For over two hours, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and the House Judiciary Committee were getting along unusually well. Even Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), Holder’s arch-nemesis in Congress, pursued a relatively tame line of...
  • Pennsylvania law unfairly protects unions

    Pennsylvania law unfairly protects unions
    Let this be a warning to all you al-Qaida types: If you want to engage in terrorism in Pennsylvania, you'll be committing a crime under state law, unless, of course, you do it in the name of labor union activism. The state House Judiciary Committee, now...
  • How Obama has abused the Patriot Act

    How Obama has abused the Patriot Act
    On Aug. 9, the Obama administration released a previously secret legal interpretation of the Patriot Act that it used to justify the bulk collection of every American's phone records. The strained reasoning in the 22-page memo won't survive long in public...
  • Federal charges filed in attack on U.S. mission in Benghazi

    Federal charges filed in attack on U.S. mission in Benghazi
    WASHINGTON -- Federal criminal charges have been filed against one or more assailants in the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, two law enforcement sources said Tuesday. They declined to discuss details because the case is filed under...
  • Florida lawmakers vow swift action to shield public from sex predators

    State legislators promise to overhaul sex offender laws in response to a Sun Sentinel investigation last week that found Florida has failed to stop hundreds of rapists and child molesters from attacking again. In the Florida Senate and House, leading...