| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move marijuana advocates hailed as an historic shift, the Obama administration on Thursday began giving U.S. states wide leeway to experiment with pot legalization and started by letting Colorado and Washington carry out new...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:29 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2013
A new U.S. Senate bill to protect journalists has stirred up a hornet's nest of criticism over an old nagging question: Who in the age of WikiLeaks is a "journalist"?
A bill called the Free Flow of Information Act of 2013 was sent by the Senate...
| Sep 23, 2013
The notion that society benefits when journalists are able to promise confidentiality to news sources isn't a radical idea. The vast majority of states provide some protection for reporters from having to identify sources who request anonymity, and long-...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Before we move off the issue of gun control — and it’s dead for now, believe me, for reasons this column will make clear — let’s take a close look at just how something as popular as......
| Jun 23, 2013
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,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The attempted seduction of Sen. John Cornyn by immigration reformers is akin to my effort to get Neil Patrick Harris, the best emcee ever of any awards show, to sing at my next birthday. No matter how much I offer him, he'll turn me down.
| Jun 9, 2013
| 2:04 AM
A moment of opportunity has arrived.
All eyes are on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, an 844-page proposal, which includes 300 amendments. Many more changes are sure to come in the weeks ahead.
| Jun 9, 2013
| 3:51 AM
Republican state senator from Carmel, Ind., who has helped author state immigration measures
Q. What do you see as the merits and shortcomings of the proposed reform?
A. Ronald Reagan in all complexity was persuaded by congressional...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:01 PM
WASHINGTON — A sweeping bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system headed to the Senate floor after a key committee approved it Tuesday, setting the stage for a debate next month that could lead to the biggest victory for...
| May 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
WASHINGTON — Not since George Wallace, perhaps, has an Alabamian taken as passionate a stand for a lost cause as the one Jeff Sessions is taking now.
Bipartisan immigration legislation is making its way inexorably through the Senate Judiciary...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:23 PM
The Boston bombings have put a spotlight on student visas.
An alleged accomplice of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was allowed to re-enter the United States although his student visa had expired.
Tuesday, The Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to boost...