| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Hoping to appeal to female voters, Senate Democrats pushed a bill Tuesday to prevent states from placing restrictions on abortion that do not apply to other medical procedures.
Democrats say the bill would prevent states from singling out abortions...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Washington – Sen. Richard Blumenthal touched off a passionate debate on Capitol Hill Tuesday with a hearing on the hot-button issue of abortion, arguing state legislatures have no right to promote laws that limit access to the procedure....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON Congress isn't alone in trying to wrest answers out of the embattled Internal Revenue Service. The courts, public interest groups and the media are all struggling with uneven transparency and cooperation from the agency.
News that the IRS...
| 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 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.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 7:20 PM
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lawmakers passed legislation that would limit the duration of alimony payments, a move some advocates said would make divorce fairer.
Under the measure, alimony could not exceed the length of a marriage that lasted less...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:59 PM
For anyone wondering what's driving AT&T Inc.'s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates.
The FCC report noted DirecTV is often able...
| May 21, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Carefully crafted legislation that would end the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is under fire after the White House requested last-minute changes that critics say would water down its protections.
A year after Americans learned...