| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:36 PM
By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday.
"The combination of AT&T and...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Michael Boggs, the conservative Georgia Democrat whose nomination by President Obama for a federal district court judgeship has raised the ire of liberals, will not get a quick vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Committee Chairman Patrick J....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:22 PM
HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Legislation that would ban pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania moved out of the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, the most progress the measure has made in two decades with backing by senior Republicans.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday will conclude a term in which justices have papered over their sharp differences, literally.
The result is more surface unanimity, fewer 5-4 decisions and some pronounced frustration for the most vehement...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate argued bitterly Wednesday about the need for a new law to protect the voting rights of minorities.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed legislation to resuscitate a critical provision of the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Last year the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that is already provided by the vast majority of states, including California. But the bill — known...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Joined by four other Democrats active on tech issues, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, unveiled legislation Tuesday that charts a sensible, middle-ground path on net neutrality.
Naturally, it has no chance of...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Much of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign was a disaster. The candidate was often stilted and imperial, finding her voice only when there was no chance she would win.
Jill Abramson’s tenure as executive editor at the New...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
In a rare break with the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced his opposition to President Obama's controversial pick for a seat on the federal bench in Georgia.
Reid's comments Thursday about the nomination of Michael...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Former Justice Department lawyer David Barron won confirmation to the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, despite concerns raised about his role in justifying the killing of American citizens abroad suspected of terrorist activities.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:50 PM
More than half a million young immigrants who were granted temporary deportation waivers can apply for a two-year extension, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, in what may be a template for more sweeping White House action before the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:17 PM
This week the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of James Risen, a New York Times reporter who has been fighting a subpoena seeking to require him to testify at the upcoming trial of a former CIA agent.
Bad news for freedom of the press, right?...