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  • Advocates argue over future of net neutrality

    WASHINGTON Applying 20th-century laws to 21st-century technology is not the answer to protect the free Internet despite the overwhelming amount of public support for that approach, anti-regulation advocates told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday...
  • Former White House staffer hired to represent NFL in Washington

    The NFL on Tuesday announced the hiring of Cynthia C. Hogan, a former White House official who worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Violence Against Women Act, which became law 20 years ago. Hogan, longtime counsel to Vice President Joe...
  • Race for Iowa Senate seat is 'uncomfortably close'

    In a campaign so far defined by hogs and chickens, the race for the open Iowa Senate seat that most expected to fall to Democrats is now perhaps the closest in the country. And with the control of the Senate majority at stake in the upcoming election,...
  • Data on police shootings is hard to find

    WASHINGTON The shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., has exposed what the Justice Department doesn't know about police use of force. Federal officials don't know how many police shootings take place annually. They don't know how many citizens...
  • The Enduring Significance Of Anita Hill

    Anita Hill: Say the name and the response will be telling, depending on the age and political leanings of the listener. Hill's grueling 1991 testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court...
  • Senators Unveil Legislation to Free Broadcast Channels from Cable Bundles

    The broadcast lobby is fighting a legislative effort that would allow cable customers to pick and choose which over-the-air stations they want as part of their subscriptions. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and...
  • Wayne Pacelle: Pigeon shoots are not a sport and should be banned

    Wayne Pacelle: Pigeon shoots are not a sport and should be banned
    Live animals are not meant to serve as targets or afternoon entertainment. Using these feeling, breathing animals as animated targets is not a right, or even close to a right. It is a medieval wrong. I'm speaking of Pennsylvania's throwback pigeon...
  • A first step in reining in the NSA

    A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide...
  • Senate bill would overhaul NSA surveillance

    WASHINGTON The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone and Internet information. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said that, if enacted, the bill "would...
  • Senate panel reviews Leeson, other judicial nominees

    Senate panel reviews Leeson, other judicial nominees
    — Joseph "Jay" Leeson, a former Bethlehem councilman and solicitor, and three other federal judicial nominees from Pennsylvania on Thursday faced questions from a Senate panel in their first public examination since being named last month. The...
  • Obama, Senate make progress on NSA data-collection reform bill

    Obama, Senate make progress on NSA data-collection reform bill
    The Obama administration and Senate negotiators appear close to an agreement to strengthen legislation that would curtail the bulk collection of data on Americans. In May, the House passed a watered-down version of a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim...
  • Health, Safety Should Be Factors In Keeping Settlements Secret

    Health, Safety Should Be Factors In Keeping Settlements Secret
    By now we know that ignition defects in Chevrolet Cobalts contributed to the deaths of at least 13 people. The real number may be more than 20 times as high. But we could have found out a lot sooner — soon enough, perhaps, to save many of those...